Small farms have always, by default, provided minimally handled product. In fact, we’ve always offered no-contact-required pickup too.
But more importantly, our current situation brings to a head that our society is inflicted with a major problem of centralization. The solution, therefore, is decentralization.
Buy local and know your farmer.
Restauranteurs, Bakers, Producers, Retailers, or for other wholesale interests, please simply call or email us. We are very reachable, and will provide you with a Product Price List. We make weekly Tuesday deliveries to the DC area.
Home buyers, you too may call or email us with any questions or curiosities, but we also have an online store with 1000ecofarms from which you can place easy weekly orders. Continue reading below for more details and information.
We grow here for people here. We know you want food that is grown nutritionally, tastes terrific, and is grown by someone you know and trust. If you live locally and would like to purchase organic vegetables, grains, flour, and beans directly from the farm (Wow! That’s practically a full diet), you may do so! We offer five local pick-up options, which you select on a per-order basis — whichever is most suitable for you that week!
from NEXT STEP PRODUCE itself.
Orders received by 5 AM FRIDAY will be ready for pickup by 9 AM SATURDAY.
Orders received by 5 AM MONDAY will be ready for pickup by 9 AM TUESDAY.
Pickup happens at your convenience, except for first-time pickups, in which case you deserve a new customer orientation! Upon submitting your first order for pickup from this location, please provide your requested day and time for your first-time pickup in the comments section provided. We will reply to confirm or reschedule. After your new customer orientation, you will be self-sufficient!
from the Crain Highway studio location of
ZEN & VITALITY WITH ZOA.
10:00 am – 1:30 pm by appointment
8:30 am – 6:30 pm by appointment
For first-time pickups from this location, please fill out Zoa’s new client information form.
There is a modest $1 fee for this service ($5 if you do not schedule – please schedule!)
Meet-up happens in the parking lot. We will call/text you if the ETA changes, but expect to be available to meet-up within a 30 minute window of the noted ETA. You may choose to bring your own bag into which to transfer your order upon meetup. Or you may choose to pay a one-time $30 bag fee and take the bag home, returning it at your next order pickup in exchange for another bag.
If you have ideas for an actual DROP-OFF location, please let us know!
ALEXANDRIA CITY PICKUP
from the home of Don and Raquel.
Upon placing your first order for pickup from this location, please make note of that in the comments section upon placing your order.
I will then provide you with directions since GPSs don’t recognize relevant one-ways, as well as instructions for payment. You may choose to bring your own bag into which to transfer your order upon pickup. Or you may choose to pay a one-time $30 bag fee and take the bag home, returning it at your next order pickup in exchange for another bag.
WASHINGTON DC PICKUP
from the Wakefield Hall Apartment Building Lobby.
I will then provide you with a code to enter the apartment building, as well as instructions for payment. You may choose to bring your own bag into which to transfer your order upon pickup. Or you may choose to pay a one-time $30 bag fee and take the bag home, returning it at your next order pickup in exchange for another bag.
BUYING CO-OP OPTION
For DC and area residents.
Order through a local food buying club, Grassfed On The Hill (GOTH) , which provides various pick-up options throughout the DC area. Here you can purchase grains sourced from us, offered monthly. And of course, through this avenue you would have access to other locally and responsibly-sourced foods as well, offered weekly. Contact:
Liz Reitzig, Coordinator
RESTAURANTS, BAKERIES, PRODUCERS & RETAIL LOCATIONS:
You can find our products as part of the menu or ingredient sourcing of various locally-committed avenues within the Mid-Atlantic Region. These include:
Artifact Coffee Baltimore, MD — food & cafe
Blue Hill at Stone Barns Tarrytown, NY — restaurant
Chesapeake’s Bounty St Leonard, MD — retail market
Commune Virginia Beach & Norfolk, VA — restaurant
De Kleine Duivel Baltimore, MD — restaurant & bar
Keepwell Vinegar Harrisburg, PA — producer of vinegars, misos, & soy sauce
Lindera Farms Delaplane, VA — producer of vinegars, sauces, & salts
Meadow Bread Waterford, VA — bakery
Modena Washington DC — restaurant
Motzi Bread Baltimore, MD — bakery & mill
No Good Byes Washington DC — restaurant
Prosperity Kitchen Virginia Beach, VA — bakery, kitchen, & pantry
Seylou Bakery & Mill Washington DC — bakery & mill
Sumac Sperryville, VA — restaurant
The Blue Bird Baltimore, MD — restaurant, cocktail & pub
Vitick’s Switchel Arlington, VA — producer of drinks
Well Crafted Pizza Baltimore, MD based — mobile kitchen
Wholly Schmidt Sourdough Charlottesville, VA — bakery & mill
Woodberry Kitchen Baltimore, MD — restaurant