Next Step Produce is an 86-acre certified-organic farm located in Charles County, Southern Maryland. We are a four-season farm cultivating diverse grains, dried beans, vegetables, and fruit. 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, regenerative, and often adventurous contribution towards a local food system. When we were asked "Why grow rice?", the answer was: "Because we eat rice."
We grow here for people here. We know you want food that is grown sustainably, contains important nutrients for your health, 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 two local pick-up options, which you select on a per-order basis - whichever is most suitable for you that week!