Welcome to the Fredericksburg Area CSA Project
We’ve been connecting good food and good people for over 20 years!
Since our first harvest in 1997, we have been committed to providing our members with 100% organic or Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) food from local farmers. A weekly share in the harvest contains a diverse assortment of freshly harvested organic produce. Each share typically includes about ten to twelve types of produce—sometimes more—approximately a 3/4- bushel basketful. Occasionally, the share will also include other special items such as local organic raw honey, natural handmade soap and biologically-grown (organic) apple cider.
Our season runs from late May through early October, for a total of 20 weeks of delicious, high quality produce and food to nourish you and your family.
Among area CSAs, Fredericksburg Area CSA Project is unique in several ways. Rather than being a single farm CSA, we are a cooperative of several growers from across our region. Our farms range from the urban gardens in downtown Fredericksburg of Green Thumb Growers to much larger farms, such as Hartland Natural Farm, which serves multiple markets.
All of our growers meet or exceed the national organic standard. FACSAP requires all farms to be either Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown. Both of these certification programs have standards for the organic production of farm products and require annual inspections.
By joining our CSA, you become a shareholder—part owner of the farms’ harvest. By investing in your area’s organic farms even before the crops are sown, you help keep these farms economically viable. Your participation directly sustains your local organic farms and supports the region’s agriculture-based community.
And while our focus is always on good, quality, local food – we do so while striving to build and benefit our community. From the annual member’s meeting at the start of the season, to occasional potlucks with members and farmers alike, to ways to reach out to fellow members and organizers online, we are a community of support, ideas, and recipes for each other through out the season and year round.
To celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2016, we have taken this commitment to our community even further and created a “Share Scholarship” program to extend the bounty of our harvest to local Fredericksburg families in need.
Building a community between organic farmers and our members is a very important part of our mission. Together, we continue making a difference!