Clagett Farm & CSA
Cows raised on CBF's Clagett Farm feed on grass, a healthier alternative to livestock feed. © Nikki Davis
About CBF's Clagett Farm
At Clagett Farm, our ultimate goal is to use farming methods that are truly sustainable—both economically and environmentally. We find plenty of ways to use this hilly property for both commercial and educational purposes, including the following:
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
We raise a wide variety of organic vegetables and strive to provide our food to people of all income levels. Our vegetables are for sale to the public through our community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
Our grass-fed beef is for sale to the public in the spring and fall. Grass-fed beef is delicious and healthy—no GMO's, no antibiotics, no hormones—and it has a healthy balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids, is high in conjugated linoleic acids and vitamins, and low in saturated fats. It's also good for the environment and a great way to strengthen the local economy. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to be alerted when it goes on sale.
From the Ground Up
For 20 years the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Clagett Farm has provided free and reduced-price, fresh produce to people living in poverty and near-poverty in Washington, D.C. The project, a collaboration with Capital Area Food Bank, blends local, sustainable organic agriculture with social justice. CBF calls the program, "From the Ground Up."
Native Tree Nursery
Our potted trees are planted throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a buffer against erosion. Help us plant them! Check out CBF's volunteer calendar or send an e-mail to MDrestoration@cbf.org.
Maryland Grazers Network
Our farm manager, Michael Heller, spearheads the Maryland Grazers Network, which helps farmers transition from corn-fed to grass-fed livestock.