For more than 20 years, Future Harvest has been the primary organization serving the interests of small- to mid-scale, sustainable fruit, vegetable, meat, and grain farmers in the lower mid-Atlantic region. The Future Harvest legacy includes education, research, advocacy, and community building programs, such as our Beginner Farmer Training Program, Field School, annual conference, soil health benchmarking study, and more. By joining our 800+ member network, you will receive exclusive discounts on regional brands, plus valued member benefits that will help you become a more educated and connected farmer, producer, advocate, or consumer. Your membership is also an investment in Future Harvest’s work to create better food and farming in the Chesapeake foodshed.
For the nonprofit and business memberships, click the green button in the upper right hand corner, "Company User." For more information about our member benefits, please contact Deb Dramby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 40% discounts on all field school programming throughout the year, including field days, tours, workshops, and more
- Steeply discounted admission to our annual conference, three full days of hands-on and workshop learning, and networking
- Voting rights at our annual Membership Meeting
- Discounts with industry partners, like Seed Savers Exchange, Meadow Creature Broadfork, Dripworks and Veteran Compost
- Event volunteer opportunities, for further event discounts
- Joining a community of like-minded farmers, foodpreneurs, and food lovers in the Chesapeake foodshed
Choose the membership level that best fits your needs:
$25 – Student
$45 – Individual
$70 – Family
$1000 – Lifetime Individual
Student, $25/year -
Student, with student ID, receives benefits of full membership for one year.
Individual, $45/year -
Individual receives all benefits of full membership for one year.
Family, $70/year -
Up to three members of a farming family—aged 14 and up—receive all the benefits of full membership for one year.
Lifetime Individual, $1500 -
Individual receives all benefits of full membership in perpetuity.
Our members agree to the stated purposes of Future Harvest as follows: The organization has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, but not limited to, the following: (i) to advance sustainable food and farming systems in the Chesapeake region; (ii) provide educational and training programs for those interested in sustainable agriculture; (iii) establish a network of individuals and organizations involved with and interested in sustainable agriculture; (iv) initiate demonstration programs to highlight profitable and sustainable agricultural practices and farming systems; (v) conduct on-farm research; (vi) provide information to farmers about effective marketing and business strategies for sustainable crops, livestock and farm products; (vii) raise consumer awareness to step up demand for local, sustainably produced food and fiber; and (viii) encourage sound public policy concerning sustainable agriculture.