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Ramps and radish season is right around the corner, which means yuppie locavores must ponder where they’ll get their Community Supported Agriculture shares. Usually it’s farms themselves or local markets that sell seasonal subscriptions to local farm products. But now at least one restaurant group is getting in on the action. For the first time this year, EatWell DC, which operates The Pig, Logan Tavern, and The Heights (among other restaurants), will sell 20 weeks’ worth of fruits, vegetables, and herbs from its own farm in La Plata, Md.
Anyone who likes Eatwell DC’s Facebook page before March 22 will be entered to win a free CSA subscription. The winner will be announced at the restaurant group’s Spring Volunteer Day at its farm this Saturday. (No need to be present to win.) The event will include tours of the farm, yoga, and planting/weeding. If you’re interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (UPDATE: The free festivities also include complimentary lunch provided by The Pig.)
Even if you don’t win a CSA share, you can still sign up for one here. The subscription costs $600 total, which breaks down to $30 per week. Boxes of fresh produce will be available weekly from June 3 through Oct. 14, with pick-up locations at The Heights or Logan Tavern. Check out what’s in the sample boxes below.
Photo courtesy Erica S. Porch