July 17, 2011


Sent on behalf of: LICKING CREEK BEND FARM a sustainably-grown fruit and vegetable farm since 1972

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On Sunday, July 24th, we are having a volunteer workday.  It’s a great opportunity to see what and how we grow our veggies and fruit and to lend us a hand.  We offer the option of coming up on Friday or Saturday evening, camp out and work with us on Saturday and Sunday.  We also have limited beds.  Get there by 7 AM!

Our farm is 2 hours from DC near Berkeley Springs, W. VA.  Bring swim suits and towels to swim in the creek.  We’ll feed you.  If interested and for directions, contact esiegel2@igc.org

A few considerations:

1.  You must be in good shape;  bring sunscreen, a large hat, bug spray (although there are no mosquitoes on the farm!); and a water bottle.

2.  The work day starts at 9:00am, so you will need to leave by 7:00am (no later than 7:30am) on Sunday.  If you have room for others, let us know so we can help arrange for carpools.

3.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate or be responsible for small children.  

And receive weekly fresh vegetables and fruits straight from our farm.  Our vegetables and fruits are grown to organic standards and are certified.  We also provide some fruits from a local orchard that are IPM raised (minimal pesticide use).  

The concept of a CSA is a partnership between a small local farm and people in a near-by city. It offers an interaction with the farm and we sponsor a visiting day to meet the farm workers and in turn allow the farm workers, who work insanely long hours, to meet the folks who are on the receiving end.  It makes quite a difference – for both the consumer and farmer.  

The CSA offers the weekly seasonal pick from the fields.  The attached calendar approximates what should be available in which months, but it is not always exact as we are dependent on the whim of Mother Nature.  We don't know how much of what will be ready at a given time.  Our membership form is also attached.  Visit our website for a brief history of CSAs and more details about ours.     www.lickingcreekbendfarm.com

Our CSA is divided into 4 sessions.  The next session is August-September, the most plentiful. Right our CSA includes peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, Swiss chard, turnips, cucumbers, squash, basil and our tomatoes (including heirloom varieties) are almost ready.

CSA pick up locations:
Saturdays:      18th and Columbia Rds, NW 9:30am – 1:30pm at our Adams Morgan Farm Market
        14th and Park Rds, NW, 9:30am – 1:30pm at our Columbia Heights Farm Market
        Takoma Park, Maryland,  4:30pm - 9:30pm, address provided with sign up

Tuesdays:    Brookland Metro Station, 4:00pm – 7:00pm Brookland Farmers Market
        Takoma Park, Maryland,  8:30pm - 9:30pm, address provided with sign up

Thursdays:      16th and Q Streets, NW, DCJCC 5:00pm – 6:30pm

For further information contact esiegel2@igc.org ASAP to sign up for Session 2: August – September.

Thanks for your interest and support.  Please let us know ASAP

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