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.
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 withCapital 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 [email protected].
Our grass-fed beef is for sale to the public biannually. Send an e-mail to [email protected] to be alerted when it goes on sale.
Educational Field Programs
Clagett Farm is one site among many for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's award-winning field trips for students, teachers, and adults. Visit cbf.org/education for more information, or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Maryland Grazers Network
Our farm manager, Michael Heller, spearheads the Maryland Grazers Network, which helps farmers transition from corn-fed to grass-fed livestock.