Our Farm

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FARM MARKETS AND CSA START THE FIRST WEEK IN JUNE, 2021

CSA

PICKUPS AT EACH MARKET AND IN TAKOMA PARK (address given with membership)

TUESDAY MARKETS

START JUNE 1

NIST (cancelled until further notice)

10:00am - 1:00pm

and

BROOKLAND

4:00 - 7:00pm

 

SATURDAY MARKETS

START JUNE 5

ADAMS MORGAN

8:00am - 1:00pm

and

WARD 8 FARMERS MARKET(cancelled until further notice)

10:00am - 2:00pm

 

FARM VISIT DAY

(we hope) Sunday, September 19, 2021

In lieu of the farm visit last season, check out Michael's Journal - FARMING DURING A PANDEMIC

Michael Tabor and the Licking Creek Bend Farm, for 48 continuous years, has been bringing sustainably grown and affordable produce to the ADAMS MORGAN, and for over 20 years NIST, BROOKLAND FARMERS' MARKETS and more recently WARD 8 FARMERS MARKET.

Owner and social activist, Michael Tabor, started the farm in 1972 as a diaspora kibbutz. After the city folk retreated back to the city, Michael started farming in earnest and going to farm markets in 1974.  Licking Creek Bend Farm consists of 60 acres, of which 5 - 10 are farmed each year.  He practices a rotation of fields each year.

The farm is a Certified Naturally Grown farm with s2 full-time employees and up to 4 full-time seasonal employees.  Our philosophy is that a sustainable food system starts with local farmers, who know their customers.  The farm is WORKER-RUN.

We maintain a 200-member community-supported agriculture, (CSA) program, including a CSA Subsidy program for first responders and essential service providers.  Our markets and CSAs accept WIC and Produce Plus holding families. 

Our produce is sold to food co-ops, at three farmers' markets and to local universities through Bon Appetit Food Services.  We sell direct to consumers in underserved communities, with our largest market on Saturday mornings in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington DC, where a substantial percent of our business comes from WIC and SENIOR farmers market programs.  

 

In addition to the wide variety of fruits and vegetables we grow, we also grow and sell sustainably maintained Christmas trees that are cut to order.

 

ORDER YOUR PESTICIDE-FREE

CHRISTMAS TREES

STARTING AROUND THANKSGIVING

check out our Christmas Tree page for varieties;  email your order to esiegel2@igc.org with the following information:

If you are planning to give a tree as a gift to a teacher, a limited-income family, or community worker, you can have them contact us to come and pick one out in your price-range.  We discount gift trees.  If you know of a family who can’t afford a tree, or a shelter, we’ll have a limited number of trees we can donate anonymously.   HOW TO ORDER:  Please pay by check. Please email your order to esiegel2@igc.org WHICH MUST INCLUDE: 1. your name, 2. email, 3. phone, 4. type of tree, 5.  Height (please not a range!), 6. pick up location, 7. when you want to pick up, 8. wreath order, 9. Garland (#ft) order, 10. Holly (how much), 11. Boughs (how much) ASAP. 

Takoma Park weekly pickups Thursdays until Christmas.  Pickups by appointment - call 301 587-1739.

Adams Morgan Farmers Market, Saturdays (8:00am – 1:00pm) through December 24th. Mark your pick up date on your calendar. Bring bungee cord and rope.  If you’d like to pick out your tree at the farm, Michael likes the company and it’s a fun adventure.  

 

FARM VISIT DAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 11:00AM - 4:30PM (tentatively scheduled for this season)

 In the hope we will be able to have gatherings this coming season, we've moved our Farm visit to the fall - Sunday, September, 19, 2021.

 

What People Are Saying

"Thank you so much-- we have really enjoyed the CSA, and are very much looking forward to next year.  I would also like to add that the crew that comes to NIH are wonderful ambassadors for the farm.  You have great people."

-Tibor