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One Acre Farm

One Acre Farm We are a diversified vegetable CSA farm in Montgomery County, Maryland, offering shares of produce year-round. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.

Our current pickup locations are in Dickerson, Poolesville, Capitol Hill, Potomac, the Palisades, and Rockville. By enrolling in our CSA, you get a bag (or two) of seasonal, grown here on the farm, vegetables per week through the growing season. We grow year round, too!

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🍂🍂🍂 Fall Party Announcement 🍂🍂🍂Come join us on October 15th at the farm for a celebration of the year's harvest and CSA ...
09/23/2022
Welcoming Fall - And a Party!

🍂🍂🍂 Fall Party Announcement 🍂🍂🍂

Come join us on October 15th at the farm for a celebration of the year's harvest and CSA community. We will have food, games for kids, and live music from Herb & Hanson!

https://www.oneacrefarm.com/post/welcoming-fall-and-a-party

Whether you’ve already started decorating with pumpkins and drinking apple cider with gusto or are clinging to the last tomato sandwiches and mourning warmer days – fall is officially upon us. Gazing out of the window, one could be fooled by the bright blue skies and still-green trees into think...

Took the team (minus  sorry Stefan)go carting on this rainy day. So much fun to actually spend time together off farm wi...
09/07/2022

Took the team (minus sorry Stefan)go carting on this rainy day. So much fun to actually spend time together off farm with this incredible group.

Support Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve (One Acre Farm is nestled in the 93,000 acres of farmland!) by biking a...
09/06/2022
Ride for the Ag Reserve Bike Tour and Festival

Support Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve (One Acre Farm is nestled in the 93,000 acres of farmland!) by biking around the countryside of the county! A very special event for a very special place!

Come ride the Rustic Roads in support of Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve. New this year- Farmers Market Festival at the finish.

Community Food Rescue makes donating and selling fresh local produce to our local food center (Manna Food Center) and fo...
08/10/2022

Community Food Rescue makes donating and selling fresh local produce to our local food center (Manna Food Center) and food security organizations possible. CFR depends on volunteers to pick up produce from local farms and deliver to organizations that will disburse the produce to food insecure families. 🤩🍉CFR is actively RECRUITING VOLUNTEER food runners.🤩🍅🫑The work of a CFR volunteer is ESSENTIAL for food security and access in this region.

Please share this post widely to get more people on board with this fantastic program. It's fulfilling work, and can be completed in just a couple hours, or less. Follow this link to learn more. Click on DELIVER to sign up! Thank you!

www.communityfoodrescue.org

New blog post explaining where we are in the season - it's a time of turnover as we mow down our cold weather crops (lik...
07/11/2022
Pest Mitigation and Harvesting Garlic

New blog post explaining where we are in the season - it's a time of turnover as we mow down our cold weather crops (like broccoli and kale) and transition to hot weather crops (eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers!).

Newsletter for Week 6 of the 2022 Summer CSA Season Welcome back from break! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday weekend. At the farm, we’ve been working away catching up with big projects like harvesting all the onions, garlic, and cabbage. Just today, Farmer Mike mowed down all the plants in th...

Had a nice team outing to  to celebrate everyone doing a fantastic job. Even with all the craziness of the past couple o...
06/24/2022

Had a nice team outing to to celebrate everyone doing a fantastic job. Even with all the craziness of the past couple of weeks, the produce has looked gorgeous. We are so proud of this crew. Won’t be where we are today without each and every person in this photo.
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We made it through Week 1 of our summer CSA!! It was quite a ride… Our walk-in cooler broke down, our delivery van broke...
06/03/2022

We made it through Week 1 of our summer CSA!! It was quite a ride… Our walk-in cooler broke down, our delivery van broke down and had to be towed, even our stinkin’ label maker broke! We drove through a flash flood and severe thunderstorm and battled through intense heat. Even with all that, the veggies looked fantastic. It was a beautiful share and it seems from the nice notes we’ve received that many families are happy. That’s really what matter, right? Even when sh*t hits the fan, the farm can do good. 💚
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Our version of vertical farming 😂. Before we got these mobile shelving units, we would bring harvested veggies in the wa...
05/30/2022

Our version of vertical farming 😂. Before we got these mobile shelving units, we would bring harvested veggies in the wash shed and place them on the floor. We could barely move around there were so many bins! Going ⬆️UP👆was a creative idea of Farmer Mike’s, keeping our walking paths a lot clearer. We can easily move the shelves, as well, making it easier to grab the bins for cleaning.
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This is as close to perfection as farming gets. Beautiful spring day doing fulfilling work, feeling satisfied as we cros...
05/18/2022

This is as close to perfection as farming gets. Beautiful spring day doing fulfilling work, feeling satisfied as we cross things off the list. The plants look fantastic and we’re allowing ourselves to celebrate the accomplishment. Just for a moment 😉.
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PINK POWER. Look at these gorgeous pink and blue (and pearl) oyster mushrooms!! 💖💞💗💓🌸💝💙🦋🐳🦕🫐🐋🐟🥏...
05/16/2022

PINK POWER. Look at these gorgeous pink and blue (and pearl) oyster mushrooms!! 💖💞💗💓🌸💝💙🦋🐳🦕🫐🐋🐟🥏
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Finally some beautiful May days. Look at that sky! Things are ticking along with all brassicas growing strongly. Planted...
05/12/2022

Finally some beautiful May days. Look at that sky! Things are ticking along with all brassicas growing strongly. Planted eggplant and peppers today. Tried out a new wheel hoe for weeding!
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Some brave souls came out to the farm today for our Annual Spring Farm Tour. We talked about soil health, what’s growing...
05/07/2022

Some brave souls came out to the farm today for our Annual Spring Farm Tour. We talked about soil health, what’s growing on the farm, and how the heck we deal with all the rocks. Also in attendance were the amazing and 💚💚💚

Rain or Shine, the Spring Farm Tour is *ON* for tomorrow, Saturday, May 7th. Farming doesn't stop for rain, right? 😜Brin...
05/06/2022

Rain or Shine, the Spring Farm Tour is *ON* for tomorrow, Saturday, May 7th. Farming doesn't stop for rain, right? 😜

Bring your rain gear, pack some snacks and some drinks, and come hang out! It'll be a parred down version of a "sunny day tour" but fun nonetheless. Hope to see you there!

One Acre Farm worked with Community Farm Rescue to keep bolted arugula from the compost pile.
03/30/2022
This Arugula was Saved from the Compost Pile - Community Food Rescue

One Acre Farm worked with Community Farm Rescue to keep bolted arugula from the compost pile.

Winter arugula retails for $12 per pound, but the crop could have been a total loss for One Acre Farm , located in Dickerson, Maryland. Fortunately, this story ends well, and the prized spicy, leafy green ended up on dinner plates rather than in the compost pile, thanks to two Community Food Rescue....

It takes a village. We put on the plastic for the mushroom tunnel today. This tunnel will be a fruiting chamber for the ...
03/10/2022

It takes a village. We put on the plastic for the mushroom tunnel today. This tunnel will be a fruiting chamber for the gorgeous mushrooms has been growing for the season! We’re all really proud of this good lookin’ tunnel and think Stefan did a fantastic job leading this project. It was great to have an impromptu helping hand from , too!
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It’s a long-game strategy here at the farm… In the first photo you’ll see a small high tunnel we bought from a neighbor ...
03/09/2022

It’s a long-game strategy here at the farm… In the first photo you’ll see a small high tunnel we bought from a neighbor down the road, lined with landscape fabric and bordered with long wooden planks. LONG WOODEN PLANKS?? Are these guys nuts?!? We know, we know, wood bows and breaks and isn’t necessarily the most weather resistant material if it isn’t pressure treated. But it is with the proper sealant. told is about a really neat product we could use as a protectant for the wood, Vermont Natural Coatings, a natural wood preservative, that she learned about from Ben Hartman . No pressure treatment!! 💯

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The strength of the local food system is dependent on many things but one of them, that we know we can do right now, is ...
03/01/2022

The strength of the local food system is dependent on many things but one of them, that we know we can do right now, is create opportunities for farmers to come together, share, and learn. On Friday we hosted a gathering for food and flower growers in Montgomery County, the "Mini MoCo Farmers Conference."

It was a lot of fun, not only to be together, but also to brainstorm, discuss challenges and applaud triumphs, and be open with each other. Our goal is to make this community about support, not competition.

gave a great presentation on cover crops with useful and impressive photos of their operation; delved into the scary world (for farmers) of marketing and sales strategy and helped us understand it more; led a discussion on being flexible on the farm and making changes as we see fit; Farmer Mike of mediated a passionate discussion of issues farmers should be advocating for in MoCo; and Farm Manager Charlotte of OAF conducted a immersive and interactive breakout session that focused on being there for our peers through "Active Listening."

We hope this won't be the first "mini conference" of its kind and that we continue to be there for each other in our quest to create a vibrant and resilient local food system.

We've been busy at the farm creating a suitable space for future mushroom operation expansion. New blog post up now.    ...
02/15/2022
Expanding the Mushroom Operation

We've been busy at the farm creating a suitable space for future mushroom operation expansion. New blog post up now.

Since December, Stefan has been using the heated high tunnel to grow One Acre Farm's mushrooms in.... the operation needed a new plan.

Lettuce to match the bright green duct tape on well loved winter boots. ...
01/28/2022

Lettuce to match the bright green duct tape on well loved winter boots.
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Beautiful winter sunset on the farm. ...
01/24/2022

Beautiful winter sunset on the farm.
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01/21/2022

Winter Share CSA bags looking *good* lined up and neat in a row at Hill’s Kitchen in Capitol Hill, DC. 💯🙌 The veggies are in their element at the store 😉.
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Helping hands here on the farm. The girls are prepping the seed packets we’ve been receiving from , , and , readying the...
01/17/2022

Helping hands here on the farm. The girls are prepping the seed packets we’ve been receiving from , , and , readying them for our seed starter greenhouse, .
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The farm at sunset after snow dusted the fields....
01/11/2022

The farm at sunset after snow dusted the fields.
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Still growing throughout the winter and making donations for Manna Food Center and its partners across Montgomery County...
12/21/2021

Still growing throughout the winter and making donations for Manna Food Center and its partners across Montgomery County. Smaller donations than the summer, but still fresh and delicious.
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Best Brussels Sprouts evah. ...
12/02/2021

Best Brussels Sprouts evah.
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Some pics from the Pick-Your-Own Day yesterday. Our CSA members, at the end of the fall season, can come out to the farm...
11/21/2021

Some pics from the Pick-Your-Own Day yesterday. Our CSA members, at the end of the fall season, can come out to the farm and harvest their own veggies, in anticipation of Thanksgiving feast. Everyone filled their bags while enjoying the nice day. Fun day for all!
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Deadon is a gorgeous cabbage we are growing for the first time this year. It is unique because it can stay in the fields...
11/16/2021

Deadon is a gorgeous cabbage we are growing for the first time this year. It is unique because it can stay in the fields all winter (“overwintering”).
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Frost bitten mornings and brave souls. Oscar and Patty are tough cookies! 🏆🌟❄️...  #💪
11/04/2021

Frost bitten mornings and brave souls. Oscar and Patty are tough cookies! 🏆🌟❄️
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Otis loves bok choy 😉. Just joking, he loves gnawing on the grasses that have poked up between the rows 😂. Some of our C...
10/28/2021

Otis loves bok choy 😉. Just joking, he loves gnawing on the grasses that have poked up between the rows 😂. Some of our CSA members, who actually do enjoy this beautiful and delicious green, will be getting it this week.
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Great day for a farm tour. Thank you to all who came out. It was a lot of fun to be together. 🌞🍁🌻...
10/23/2021

Great day for a farm tour. Thank you to all who came out. It was a lot of fun to be together. 🌞🍁🌻
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Cleaning up the farm today for the 🍁FALL FARM PARTY🍁 and found this little guy in the transplant trays. Hope to see you ...
10/22/2021

Cleaning up the farm today for the 🍁FALL FARM PARTY🍁 and found this little guy in the transplant trays. Hope to see you tomorrow!! Party and tour information in bio.

When we start to see little brussel sprout buds growing along the stalks of the plant, we know it’s time to strip the st...
10/07/2021

When we start to see little brussel sprout buds growing along the stalks of the plant, we know it’s time to strip the stalk of leaves so all the energy of the plant goes into making those little buds of sprouts. Some farms leave the stripped leaves on the ground but we like to give it out as part of the CSA share and also to employees as part of our market program. The leaves are DELICIOUS and can be prepared like collards or kale. It’s basically brussel sprouts but in “big” form!
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Solidago or “goldenrod” is an important species in the makeup of the beneficial native plants on the farm. On the outski...
10/04/2021

Solidago or “goldenrod” is an important species in the makeup of the beneficial native plants on the farm. On the outskirts of the fields, you can see these bright, golden-yellow towering spires (three feet tall or more), waving in the wind, enticing pollinators like bees and butterflies. With so much goldenrod on the farm, the bees kept here by will produce a honey that is “dark and interesting.” You can learn more about the bees, making honey, and beneficial species at our Fall Farm Party, coming up on October 23rd. Link in bio.
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Compost Crew is so excited to be featured with our partners at One Acre Farm on the Maryland Public Television series, Maryland Farm & Harvest! This episode will also feature some awesome local farms like Agrihood Baltimore-Park Heights Urban Garden and Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

“This series takes viewers on a journey across the Free State, telling engaging and enlightening stories about the farms, people, and technology required to sustain and grow agriculture in Maryland, the state’s number one commercial industry.”

Don’t forget to tune in!

Yesterday we hosted our first Compost Field Day tour for USDA, EPA, Congressional committees and offices of Ag Committee staff from both houses and other congressional staff.

The day was designed to provide policy staff with an overview of the compost industry-its business model, its scales and the basics of its systems, its benefits and its challenges. We were able to tour three unique compost options.
First we visited a model public private partnership Freestate Farms Free State Farms and the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility. This large scale operation handles and impressive throughput of organic materials on a relatively small footprint.
Next we visited the USCC's Organics Diversion Program of the Year 2021 Compost Crew. Here we learned about how a small startup community scale compost operation has expanded its market by thousands of subscribers while providing farms like One Acre Farm with a high quality soil amendment.
Finally we visited an innovative local compost operation in downtown DC. At Loop Closing , they replace your dumpsters and trash cans with an on-site composting system and return the finished compost to our soils
We were also happy to be joined by our partners at Biodegradable Products Institute who are always happy to provide context about compostable products.
Special thanks to One Acre Farm and Kite Realty Group for making this months food Giveaway possible. Help lead the way in promoting community inclusion, acceptance and support for the neurodiverse by donating or partnering with Autism Ally Group today at: www.autismallygroup.org
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Happy from One Acre Farm - which is actually 9 acres now - in Dickerson, Maryland. This diversified vegetable CSA farm offers year-round CSA shares with pickup locations in Dickerson, Poolesville, Capitol Hill, Potomac, the Palisades, and Rockville.

One Acre Farm’s mission is to grow healthy, nutritious, food for the community while maintaining a high quality of life for all farm team members.

As you may know from interactions with Farmer Mike Protas at our annual conference and Future Harvest Field Days, the farm prioritizes soil health as the main ingredient for growing top-quality food: healthy soil, healthy plants, equals healthy people.

Over the past few years, the farm has tripled in growth and looks forward to holding at this scale, while increasing efficiencies and productivity.

You know what else? THEY'RE HIRING! That means YOU could be a part of daily operations - from CSA management, wholesale, and farm tours to email and website communications. This Farm Operations Manager position also includes housing, paid vacation, sick pay, and more.

Learn more about One Acre Farm on their website www.oneacrefarm.com and check out the job posting here: https://futureharvest.org/bulletin/farm-operations-manager-one-acre-farm/

There’s a buzz about One Acre Farm! A new location for the apiary, and a collection of genetically diverse honeybees. It’s a building season for these beehives, but they’re really fortunate to be in this bee-friendly home!
Thanks to two of our Community Food Rescue network members and volunteer food runner, a crop of spicy, leafy greens ended up on dinner plates rather than in the compost pile. Read how One Acre Farm, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation - Sikh Spiritual Center, and volunteer Alan made it happen! Great team effort to help !
One Acre Farm is hosting their Annual Spring Farm Tour on Saturday, May 7!

Stop by for an interactive Farm Tour with Farmer Mike and numerous activities. Learn about local agriculture, composting, beekeeping, our natural landscape, and MORE! https://fb.me/e/1hCFdx7oj
One Acre Farm is hosting their Annual Spring Farm Tour on Saturday, May 7!

Stop by for an interactive Farm Tour with Farmer Mike and numerous activities. Learn about local agriculture, composting, beekeeping, our natural landscape, and MORE! https://fb.me/e/1hCFdx7oj
One Acre Farm is hosting their Annual Spring Farm Tour on Saturday, May 7!

Stop by for an interactive Farm Tour with Farmer Mike and numerous activities. Learn about local agriculture, composting, beekeeping, our natural landscape, and MORE! https://fb.me/e/1hCFdx7oj
💪🥦🙌GIVEAWAY🙌🥕💪Did you miss our promo last week? We are doing it again: 1 small share from One Acre Farm & 2 free personal training sessions to one lucky person on Wednesday!
How to enter (each item = one entry):
• Like our page
• Like this post
• Tag someone who would love fresh veggies & a new workout routine (or comment ME if that is you!)
• Repost to your page!
• Tag us in a selfie of you and your favorite veggie (or you and your kids!)
•Drop your favorite vegetable emoji 👇
(All entries must be submitted by noon Wednesday 7/28/21)
🌱 One Acre Farm's CSA membership is an exciting and adventurous way of eating super fresh, hyper-local, nutritious food.

📌 www.per-diem.co/national/one-acre-farm if you want to join a community of food-loving adventurous eaters who believe in treating our earth with responsibility and with stewardship.

🎉 Last Chance! Sign up for the summer CSA share which starts on June 1st. Check them out at ⤵️
https://www.oneacrefarm.com/the-deal.
Let's support our local farmers. 🌱
Celebrating 10 years with Compost Crew! Congratulations from Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation - Maryland, Montgomery County Government and Maryland Department of Commerce for 10 years of turning food waste into compost, helping the local farms including One Acre Farm, and serving the regional community. Look forward to seeing what’s in store for the next 10 years!
Did you know? 40% of the region’s largest VC deals in 2020 happened in MoCo! Great news for Aledade, Inc., Xometry, OncoImmune (Merck) and Sirnaomics Inc. Want more 📰? Learn what you need to apply for Latino Economic Development Center's Small Biz Rental Assistance program or MCEDC's Restaurant Relief Fund- Phase Three. Then join One Acre Farm for a Spring Farm Tour or create your own tour. Read all about it at the link below.
Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this! One Acre Farm is hosting a Spring Farm Tour on May 23, 2021 at 12:45pm! Take a walk around One Acre Farm with Farmer Mike and the farm team to learn about the farm and get acquainted with the people you trust to grow you great food.
https://www.oneacrefarm.com/post/spring-farm-tour-at-one-acre-farm

Open to the public. Please bring and wear masks. No dogs. This will be an outside event. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
Through the Farm to Food Bank program, Manna buys local to promote the health of the individual, the community, and the planet. Four (of dozens) of our Farm to Food Bank partners, Amaranth Acres, One Acre Farm, Common Root Farm and The Farm at Our House are featured in the April/May Issue of Montgomery Magazine in an article celebrating Community-Supported Agriculture or CSAs (page 37). We encourage you to support the farmers that support our community!

Click here to read the article:
Have you seen the latest issue of Plenty Magazine yet? It tackles food insecurity, looks at African American heritage in western Montgomery County MD, lists some fabulous regional CSAs AND there's a wonderful article from Charlotte Henderson of One Acre Farm: Local Agriculture is Dependent on the Whole Community. Click below to read online.
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