Pick-up locations for fresh soups and other local farm goods
Many of our loyal customers know that we are not just a local independent pet store. We have a commitment to the community to provide access to fresh, local foods for BOTH humans and their animal companions. To that end, we offer local farm goods and fresh, locally produced soup for pick up from our store locations.
We prepare soup the way it was meant to be made. Made from scratch, our soups are cooked slowly with love. They are homemade with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Many of our vegetables and herbs are organic and come from local farms around the area. Much of our produce comes from the Farm at Sunnyside, Next Step Produce, Twin Springs Fruit Farm and Toigo Orchards. Check them all out every Sunday at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market. We also work with a local farm coop called Tuscaora. The produce from Sunnyside, Next Step, and Tuscaora is both local AND organic! Our favorite combination!
For those Loyal Soup Eaters who are outside our delivery areas or aren’t normally at home during our delivery times, we have partnered with several local businesses to help get you soup! Plus, there is no fee to pick up your soup at any of these locations!
Community Sponsored Agriculture-Farmers and Families Supporting Each Other through Food Justice
5 A DAY CSA is a multi-farm sustainable CSA based at Muirkirk Farm in Beltsville, Md.. Our farm uses organic growing practices to produce nutrient dense berries and vegetables from non -GMO and heirloom seeds. We grow a diverse array of produce and also source tree fruit from other organic farmers and orchards committed to sustainable agriculture.Our CSA webstore includes local products such as cheese , bread ,tea, collard green pesto and honey from local food artisans, bakers and small businesses.
Our 2015 CSA will have a pickup location on the farm where you can also purchase local products at our farm stand and enjoy chef demonstrations so that you “Never Leave Home Hungry”. If you are interested in a Seasonal CSA share, please review 2014 CSA share.
Our Wellness Boxes are filled with local and organically grown vegetables and berries as well as local tree fruit. What better way to say that you care or love someone than to give them organically grown food to help them enjoy their healthiest life possible. Please note- each box is $25.00. You can purchase more than one box.
5 a Day CSA also offers the opportunity to order wellness boxes without being a member, and to order other local goods, including coffee, tea, milk, cheese, eggs, bread, etc for a one time Member Fee of $50 without having to commit to a full season.
Other local farm goods
We also buy fresh local marrow and soup bones, organ meats, and other items from local farms including Smith Meadows Farm, North Mountain Pastures, and Ayrshire Farm which are available in our freezer sections. These items are intended to be used for dogs and cats, and many are organic and the same items you get from local Farmer’s Markets.
Many of the farms also offer Seasonal CSA’s (Community Sponsored Agriculture) or sell a variety of goods at local markets, so please check their websites for more information.