Program Policies

Membership Agreement

Membership in the Gorman Farms / CSA Program requires that you thoroughly read the website, and understand your commitment and purchase(s).  Members of Gorman Farms / CSA are subject to all Gorman Farms policies.

Payment for share(s) of Gorman Farms / CSA and supplemental programs entitles Members to a weekly share of vegetables and access to activities at Gorman Farms during the CSA program.  All CSA shares will be distributed by Gorman Farms and/or local partnering farm(s).  This is a commitment between Members and Gorman Farms.  Gorman Farms cannot control the weather or phenological events that may affect Member purchases.  Gorman Farms will do their best to communicate any changes or alterations to the program as deemed necessary by Gorman Farms.  Members recognize they will share in the risks of the growing season along with other Members and Gorman Farms.  Members are responsible for picking up shares on time and on selected pickup days.  Uncollected shares will be designated or donated elsewhere.  Gorman Farms has the right to make any changes they see fit to the CSA program, without Member consent.  Memberships are advanced purchases and non-refundable.  It is the Member’s responsibility to mark their calendar, and be aware when pickups begin.  Members must have an email account, and understand that Gorman Farms will use email as a primary means of communication regarding participation in the CSA program.  Members are responsible for checking emails on a regular basis and staying up to date with the CSA program.

Gorman Farms is proactively taking steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  Specific farm policies and Member responsibilities can be found on the website:  Gorman Farms is prepared to make changes to produce distribution procedures for the 2021 CSA season to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to CSA Members and Staff.  Gorman Farms may make additional changes based on regulations and current social distancing requirements implemented in the state of Maryland.

2021 MAIN SEASON CSA Program

Projected dates from June 2 – 4 to October 13 – 15

PICK UP: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 2pm to 7 pm

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for CSA Memberships.  It is highly advised that you make a confident decision by thoroughly reading the website and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  It is your responsibility to educate yourself on how our CSA works and that it is a good fit for your lifestyle.  If refunds were given, it would undermine the CSA model and threaten the integrity of the system for other Farmers and Members.

In the event of special, unforeseen circumstances, we may, at Gorman Farms’ discretion, choose to refund your CSA purchase.  All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing via email to

No refunds will be charged back to your credit card.  In the event Gorman Farms decides to issue a refund, we will issue a check for the amount minus credit card fees plus an additional $50.00 cancellation fee.  If the season has already begun, we will also prorate out the weeks received.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Gorman Farms and applies solely to information collected by this website.

Gorman Farms is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.  We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.  During signup to our CSA Program, we will collect:

  • Customer Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Billing Address

We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.  We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us.  We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your Membership.  We may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.  You can unsubscribe from these messages at any time.

You can do the following at any time by contacting us via email to or via telephone at 301-908-8063:

  • See what data we have about you, if any
  • Change/correct any data we have about you
  • Have us delete any data we have about you
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data
  • Opt out of any future communications

We take precautions to protect your information.  Sensitive information collected online is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.  You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for ‘https’ at the beginning of the address of the web page.  Personal information is also protected offline.  Only employees who need information to perform a specific task are granted access to personally identifiable information.  The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.  If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 301-908-8063 or via email to