The Gorman Difference

The way it should be…

Always Fresh & Healthy
Always Top Quality
Always A Great Family Experience

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We are exclusively a CSA farm, and only open to members throughout the harvest season. This means that, our primary focus is on the member experience and the highest quality crop production. With Gorman Farms, the CSA is not a fraction of what we do, it’s all we do.

We provide up to 50 different crops and up to 100 varieties. We have been recognized for high rates of yearly CSA member retention. We have long term happy customers, who return year after year. We cherish our reputation and work hard to uphold it. We strive to create a phenomenal experience and value potential for our members.

It is important that you make a confident decision with your purchase. You should feel great knowing that OUR CSA works for YOUR lifestyle. We only want your business if it is good for you!

Your Gorman Farm CSA provides you with additional benefits that people search for when joining a CSA program.
  • “Market Style Pickups” – choose your produce from our farmer’s market like displays.
  • Gorman Farms CSA shares are not packed in a box.
  • Elite access to fresh and nutritious foods.
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Gorman Giving Back

Participating in Gorman Farm CSA is not only providing the means for a farm in our neighborhood but it is also giving back to the community.

Any crops, not selected each week, are donated to the Maryland Food Bank and other local food pantries. (Our members don’t feel badly if they can’t make it from time to time or don’t like certain vegetables that are offered.) Click here for more information.

  • Diverse variety throughout the season.
  • Support a healthier lifestyle through a better diet.
  • Keep your kitchen well stocked with high quality local food.
  • Members receive only our produce and produce from partnering farms; not products from outside sources.
  • Support local agriculture.

Additional Information

  • Out of town – No Problem
  • Can’t make it this week – No Problem
  • Don’t like certain crops – No Problem
  • Your food will not be wasted. You can let anyone pickup on your behalf, or skip any selections and know that you just gave back to those directly in need.
  • No Permissions Needed for changing your pickup day when life throws you a curve ball.
  • Long Pickup Windows for those who cannot come until later.
  • Click here to learn how not to worry if you can’t use it all, all the time.
  • Our offerings at each week’s pickup are abundant in quantity and diverse choices.
  • We provide a way to trade out different selections and choose from someone else.
  • Market Style Pickups are set up like a farmer’s market in a beautiful old barn.
  • We provide you with Gorman Farms re-usable shopping bags.
  • Often we offer an “Choice Section” of extras and abundances you can select, in addition to your share.
  • When crops peek in their normal life cycle, we will offer large quantities that can be preserved.
  • Extend your value way beyond the growing season by freezing, canning, fermenting and drying.
  • In 2018, we distributed 197,000 lbs of organic produce to our members. That’s over 98 tons!
  • Last year, Full Share received roughly $1040.00 worth of retail produce for only $820.00. Medium Share’s ratio was proportional to this as well.
  • Your zest for preparations will enrich your palette and your home with the happiness and bonding experiences of creating great food and eating meals together.
  • Broadening your horizons with the connection between nutritious foods and the health of your family.
  • We purposefully indulge you in those intensive periods of abundance within the harvest.
  • Our members have found a new relationship with their health and food by having access to a consistent supply of nutritious food.
  • We offer a variety of produce that includes many staple favorites of our modern diets.
  • Most members fall in love with new things that they never would have tried before.
  • Your health and kitchen experience will benefit.
  • This CSA is an education of high quality, organically raised food and a rich experience. It will put you in touch with seasonal eating and how our bodies were made to feel.
  • The CSA fosters wellness, creativity, and trying new things.

I came from years with another CSA. This was a far superior experience. Quality, quantity and price were top notch.

Carole K.
Columbia, MD

Strawberry boost was the BEST idea ever!! I made freezer jam and am still tasting "summer" even tho it's trying to be winter outside!

Doris S.
Laurel, MD

Really have a great selection of high quality produce. I love the swap and overage table to enhance my experience and get more of the veggies/produce I use most often. Meet alot of nice people on pickup day and trade recipes or share helpful hints....it really feels like a community.

Kathy P
Savage, MD

I am so thrilled that I finally found an organic CSA! The quality could not be better - it really was superior to what I was buying at the store.

Stephanie S.
Columbia, MD

This experience was, from start to finish, fantastic! Enrollment was easy and the option for staggered payments of our account balance made it more doable. All of the communications and interactions with or from the farm were friendly and helpful. Pick-ups were well facilitated and both the variety and quality of the produce were exceptional.

Celia D.
Ellicott City, MD

We look forward to our weekly visits to the farm. We receive a generous variety of fresh, quality produce which is the foundation for many tasty meals. The newsletter helps us understand what goes on behind the scenes and the many challenges of growing food and taking care of the soil, while encouraging to try new vegetables us with recipes and preservation advice.

Galen C.
Columbia, MD