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. The farm raises crops, beef cattle, and sheep and supports a Community Supported Agriculture program and tree farm. We find plenty of ways to use this hilly property for both commercial and educational purposes.

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 with Capital Area Food Bank, blends local, sustainable organic agriculture with social justice. CBF calls the program, "From the Ground Up."

Grass-Fed Beef

Fall orders are now being accepted.
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 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. Help us plant them! Check out CBF's volunteer calendar or send an e-mail to

Christmas Trees and Wreaths

We sell wreaths and you-cut Christmas trees from Thanksgiving through December. Trees of all sizes are $50. Each year we replace cut trees with new ones, so your purchase keeps some of our most vulnerable hillsides from erosion and provides habitat for birds and insects during the summer. For more information, call 301-627-4662.

Maryland Grazers Network

Our farm manager, Michael Heller, spearheads 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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