For 2019 we're rethinking the farmer's market.
We have partnered with other local farms to form Maryland Harvest - an online marketplace where you can shop from home and place your order each week.
Maryland Harvest - Farm Marketplace is new online farm ordering opportunity for conscious eaters to get local, sustainably raised farm products in the Washington, DC area. As a member of Maryland Harvest you are able to join with Montgomery County and Maryland farms to purchase fresh produce and support farms who are committed to producing nutrient dense food in an environmentally sustainable way.
Who we are:
Maryland Harvest is a portal begun by three farms: Your Chef’s Table, Willow Spring Farm, and Chocolates and Tomatoes; to connect eaters to their produce and the farm products of other Maryland farm partners committed to our same goals of environmental stewardship and community support. Once service begins the first week of May 2019, we will have service every week and then continue to enjoy local seasonal farm products year round.
How it works:
Each week you can go onto our electronic marketplace and order what you need for the week, including:
Your choice of 3 meal kits ready to make from local farm produce (vegetarian/vegan and meat options); Seasonal organic vegetables, herbs and mushrooms; Pasture raised meats (beef, lamb, pork, chicken); and Pasture raised eggs. Soon we will also offer local dairy products, bulk grains and dried legumes.
Our goal is to get to the point where we can help you fill your full table with seasonal, local and environmentally sustainable products. All delivered to a convenient location for your pick-up.
Each week once your order is placed, we send a message to our local farm partners to pick and prepare your order. We pack it in a central location and then deliver it to you at a pre-arranged pick-up location. Your order comes to you in an insulated shopping bag to keep it cool and fresh. By using a standard insulated bag, we can use less plastic in our packing.
You will select your pre-arranged pick up location and date when you order. Pick up days will be scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Locations will include Urban Institute, Camillus Catholic Church, Your Chef's Table Farm (Brookeville), and Willow Spring Farm (Ashton).
We are still developing the marketplace portal—it will be up and running by the middle of April for our first set of orders and delivery the first week of May 2019.
In the meantime, we're inviting you to sign-up to be a customer of the Maryland Harvest Marketplace. The cost of new membership is $27.50. With this membership fee we purchase the insulated shopping bags and supplies to provide you the means to safely bring and store your produce before you take it home.
The best way to support the local farms is through the Maryland Harvest Marketplace Credit program. In this program, you market credit by paying ahead of time by check or cash. Then each week at check out, the amount of your order will be subtracted from your market credit. You can add to your market credit at anytime. Because you are partnering with us upfront, we provide you with a 3% additional amount of credit on your purchase. We do this because we want to thank you for your partnership that allows us cash flow at the beginning of the season when our costs are highest and we avoid credit card and electronic transactions fees.
If you do not want to participate in Maryland Harvest marketplace credit program, you can pay directly for you order during checkout.
We are limiting the number of members for this year’s marketplace, so do not delay in joining!
Join Maryland Harvest on-line farm market!
- Maryland Harvest Membership - $27.50
Once your membership is activated, you will receive an email with details to set up your marketplace account, instructions for weekly ordering, and pick up locations.