We’ve always believed that fresh produce is the healthiest and smartest way to feed any family. That’s why we started one of the first community supported agriculture (CSA) programs in northeastern Maryland, and why it’s grown to feed so many Maryland families since. There’s nothing better than fresh-picked Maryland produce harvested right at the height of the season – all season long!
About our Northern Maryland CSA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a means of purchasing fresh food directly from a local farm. The consumer buys a share of what the farm raises prior to the growing season. In turn, the shareholder receives weekly distributions of produce as the season progresses.
Fresh, safe food is becoming a scarcity in our lives. The majority of produce in today’s grocery store has traveled on an average of 1,300 miles from its source and is several days old before reaching the store shelf. Buying locally ensures you of fresh food; it ensures the viability of local farms, preservation of open space and keeps purchasing power in the local economy.
Looking for the Best Maryland CSA Program? Look No Further Than Brad’s Farm Market!
- You’re in the right place! Scroll down to select the CSA Share that’s right for you.
- There are three ways to join our CSA program! Sign up online, print your CSA Registration Form or purchase your CSA at Brad’s Farm Market during regular business hours. If you choose to print out the form, please mail the form with payment to Brad’s Farm Market, 550 Asbury Road, Churchville, MD 21028.
- There is a convenience fee for online orders to cover credit card processing fees.
- When you join you will receive an email confirming your CSA purchase.
- You will also receive an email reminding you when it’s time for your CSA Share pickups to start.
Brad’s Farm Market 2020 Harford County MD CSA
Pickup Days – Weekly-half- Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Full, Bi-weekly and summer- Thursdays 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Please note: there is a small convenience fee for online orders to cover credit card processing fees.
Brad’s Farm Market CSA FAQs
At Brad’s Produce we believe in using sustainable agriculture methods. We use an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) system. It is a way to monitor disease and insect levels so that we are only using the least harmful crop protectorates when necessary, not at random. We try to build our soils up and raise healthy plants so they can fight off disease and insects naturally. We also use cover cropping, nutrient management plans and soil conservation methods to raise our produce in an environmentally friendly way.
3 green peppers,
1 quart of green beans
1 quart of squash and zucchini
1 large heirloom tomato
An example of a regular fall season share is:
½ dozen ears of corn (7 ears)
1 heirloom tomato
1 bag spinach
2 bulbs of garlic
1 acorn squash
1 head of cauliflower
2 pounds of potatoes
Our Harford County CSA program lasts from mid-May through October.
We are happy to help you with storage or recipe suggestions. We also have recipes available to you throughout the season to take with you when you pick up your CSA.
We strongly recommend picking it up on your pick-up day or having someone pick it up for you. Often times a neighbor or friend will be happy to pick-up for you! However, if you just can’t make it one day, you have the next business day to pick it up, but please note that we close at 6:00 on non-CSA days. It will still be the produce that was harvested on the pickup day though. Because of the time and labor involved on the morning of the pickup day, we cannot do it twice. If you simply can’t make it here within 24 hours, your share will be donated to the local food bank.
A weekly-half share and a full share pick up a total of 24 times during the season. A bi-weekly share picks up a total of 12 times.
Our farm market is open just like any other day so all of our fresh, locally-grown items are available for sale. We have individual cuts of our own pork and Angus beef, honey right from the hives on our farm, local cheese, milk and cream, local eggs, jams and jellies made with our own produce, spices to accompany our meat – even fresh baked goods from a local Amish bakery!
Always fresh, homegrown produce, we have been buying straight from the farm for 10 years now. As a matter of fact we just came home with our “first” tomatoes of the Summer, now it’s a ritual every Sunday till Fall. It’s worth the trip. !!!
We have been CSA members at Brad’s for five years and we love it! The fresh produce is always fantastic and the wonderful people that work at Brad’s make every visit enjoyable. There are many options when choosing your produce each week so you can pick items based on what your family likes. There are always wonderful recipes too. We love supporting a local farm!
This local farm has great produce priced reasonably. They grow and sell normal items which is helpful and makes their CSA attractive. They have pick-your-own strawberries in May which were the best. We have picked at a few farms and these strawberries were amazing!
We LOVE Brad’s Produce!! It is absolutely the BEST place to buy local produce. The staff is always so nice and very helpful. They always have a nice selection of fresh picked produce and lots of other delicious items as well. Our most favorite time of the year is during pick your own strawberries! You can’t beat their CSA.