Welcome to Belle Meade’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Belle Meade School is located on a sustainable working farm in Rappahannock County. We are a small, non-profit private school that combines academic excellence and sustainable living. Our school incorporates year round vegetable gardening, food preparation and preservation as well as the care and feeding of our grass-fed livestock, pasture raised pigs, and pastured chickens into our curriculum. We are happy to offer the community a share of our farm goods with a membership into our CSA program. The Summer CSA program will offer shares full of fresh garden vegetables, meat from the farm and eggs from our happy chickens. Occasionally other products such as honey, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, and preserved farm foods may be included into the shares.This summer our program runs from June 2 through September 29. There will be a total of 18 share distributions, at $40 per share, for a total cost of $720. Pick up is on Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. or Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (or mutually agreeable time) at Belle Meade Bed & Breakfast.
For more details click the attached CSA form to download and join our Summer share program.
Our vegetables are grown by our garden manager, Belle Meade students, teachers, and parent volunteers. All veggies are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and sustainable organic gardening practices. A variety of vegetables will be included in the bi-weekly shares depending on the month and availability.
The beef here at Belle Meade is 100% grass fed goodness. It’s like Gaia herself came up from the earth and bestowed her wholesome ways upon our cows. With every nourishing bite of our ground beef you can feel the love that our head of farm, Mike, puts into every moment of raising them. During the winter we feed them bales of hay every day to supplement the lack of grass available. We also practice what is known as rotational grazing where the cows are rotated from field to field in order to have maximum coverage. The pigs and chickens are no different either. The pigs enjoy turning over the garden for the next season. We feed only the best food to obtain the best cuts of meat. All feed is non-GMO.
Please contact us for more information or visit Belle Meade Farm for more details on products available.