Clagett Farm and CSA

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A quiet moment on Clagett Farm's rolling 20 acres of organic vegetable fields and cattle and sheep pastures.

Photo Credit: © Roshani Kothari

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. The 283-acre farm uses regenerative agriculture practices that improve soil health and water quality and help mitigate climate change. At Clagett, we raise crops, beef cattle, and sheep and support a Community Supported Agriculture program and tree farm. Our vegetable gardening program also contributes to local communities throught the Capital Area Food Bank. 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Shares for the 2022 season are now open to the public. Get yours today.

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.

Roughly 20 acres of the 283-acre regenerative farm is dedicated to our vegetable operation and with harvesting well underway we need volunteers to help plant, weed, and harvest. For more information, send an e-mail to

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."

Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb

Our grass-fed beef and lamb are for sale to the public in the spring and fall. Grass-fed meats are delicious and healthy—no GMO's, no antibiotics, no hormones—and they have a healthy balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids, are high in conjugated linoleic acids and vitamins, and low in saturated fats. Pasture-raised meats are also good for the environment and a great way to strengthen the local economy. Send an e-mail to to be added to our mailing list.

Native Tree Nursery

Our potted trees are planted throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a buffer against erosion. We will have 7,500 native trees and shrubs that need to be potted this year. These will be nurtured in the nursery for one or two years before they are planted in their forever homes.

Maryland Grazers Network

Our Maryland Restoration Scientist Rob Schnabel leads the Maryland Grazers Network, which helps farmers transition from corn-fed to grass-fed livestock.

Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the new Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance is providing farmers with information, resources, and assistance to expand livestock grazing efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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