Next Step Produce is an 86-acre certified-organic farm located in Southern Maryland, 50 miles south of Washington DC. We cultivate approximately 30 acres in grains, dried beans, and vegetables. Next Step Produce is a four season farm selling directly to local clientele, Virginia-based CSA of Potomac Vegetable Farms, and wholesale to locally-oriented restaurants Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore, The Dabney in DC, Commune in Virginia Beach, and more.
Since the inception of Next Step Produce in 2000, our specialties have evolved and continue to do so. One thing remains the same, in our practices we strive to make a viable, sustainable, productive, and often adventurous contribution to an alternative local food system. When we were asked “Why grow rice?”, the answer was: “Because we eat rice.”