A sure sign of spring is that community-supported agriculture (CSA) sign-ups have started. Want to find the CSA program that’s right for you? Why not start with this list of a few CSAs in the region.
Contact: Sarah Sampsell
May 30-November 22
Price: $594 (26 weeks)
Pickup at the farm at W. 24th Street and Bridge Avenue in Ohio City and the Ohio City Farm.
Contact: Rich Hoban
June 15-late October (20 weeks)
Pickup locations include downtown Cleveland, Parma and Lakewood, with more to be added.
Run by the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, produce is grown on sustainable urban farms that support people with disabilities. Includes some value-added products.
Fresh Fork Market
Summer season: first week of June-October (22 weeks). Winter season November-May.
Price: $550 to $1,500.
More than 30 pickup locations throughout Northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, and Lorain counties.
Omnivore, vegetarian and vegan options available.
Grace Brothers CSA
Summer season: June 5 – October 30
Pick ups in Cleveland (west side) and North Royalton.
Large variety of fruit and vegetables, pasture-raised poultry, free-range eggs, hormone-free dairy products, and options for sunflower oil, maple syrup, dried herbs, bread, etc.
Contact: Diane Morgan
June 4–November 24
Pickup locations at Lakewood Library main branch, and farm stand at 3164 W. 61st Street.
Vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options available.
Refugee Response At Ohio City Farm
Contact: Maggie Fitzpatrick
Two ten-week seasons: June–August and September–November.
Price: Full share per season $350/$35 per week, half share $200/$20 per week.
Pickup locations at Ohio City Farm and Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills.
Rid–All Green Partnership
Contact: Keymah Durden
All year round
Price: Monthly memberships $25–$50, annual memberships $1,000-$2,000
Pickup location at the farm, 8129 Otter Road in Cleveland.
Rising Harvest Farms
Contact: Michael Bartunek
June 4-October 31 (22 weeks)
Price $570-$1,140 per season
Pickup at the farm: 4103 Memphis Road, Old Brooklyn. All shares are vegetarian friendly. Credit cards OK.
Contact: Brian Doyle
All year round.
Price: $105 per week. Minimum order one month, three meals for two people per week.
Pickup locations at Café Avalaun, 4640 Richmond Road, Unit 200, Warrensville Heights, Earth Fair in Fairview Park, Heinen’s in Strongsville and Willoughby, and the Beachland Ballroom.
This CSA delivers only prepared meals made primarily from locally produced ingredients.
Geauga Family Farms
Contact: Laura Dobson
Mid-June–October (20 weeks)
Prices: $300 to $750 (three sizes). $50 discount for picking up at Middlefield farm
More than 20 pickup locations in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Summit counties, including at the farm in Middlefield. See website for specific locations.
Food comes from ten certified-organic family farms.
Maple Star Farm
Contact: Jack and Dawn Trethewey
Early June-late October (20 weeks).
Small late-fall CSA.
Pickup at the farm in Auburn Township. This is a certified-organic, family-run farm.
Rock Valley Run Farm & Greenhouse
Contact: Kathy Franks
Early June–October 1 (18 weeks)
Pickup at the farm, 16989 Valley Road, Auburn Township
This farm uses no GMO seeds and everything is grown to organic standards.
Sirna’s Farm & Market
June-early September (12 weeks)
Price: $300-$450. Discounts available, pricing may vary
Pickup at multiple sites around northeast Ohio and at farm at 19009 Ravenna Road in Auburn.
Additional products available, including dairy, eggs, meat, and honey.
Murray Hill Farm
Late May-late October (20 weeks)
Pickup at the farm at 5761 Ferry Road in Wakeman, at the Lakewood Screw Factory, at the Oberlin Library parking lot, and at Friendship Church in North Olmsted.
Less expensive shares are vegetable only, more expensive shares include meat and eggs. Monthly winter box also available from November-May. Farm accepts credit cards.
Mulberry Creek Herb Farm
Contact: Karen Langan
Three eight-week seasons starting in June, August, and October.
Pickup at the farm at 3312 Bogart Road in Huron.
Deadline to sign up for each session is one month prior. Mulberry Creek is a certified organic farm.
Contact: Larry or Tina
June–September (16 weeks), October–December (12 weeks)
Price: $240-$480, fall CSA,
Pickup locations include Case Western Reserve University, Richmond Heights Hospital, Parker Hannifi n, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and farmers markets in Willoughby and Shaker Heights, with additional locations to be added. Other locations can be added for minimum 10-20 pickups depending on distance.
All food grown at the farm; farm grows over 200 vegetable and fruit varieties.
Contact: Nick Swetye
June–October (20 weeks)
Fifteen pickup locations in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties (see website for map and details). EBT accepted.
Baker’s Fresh Produce And Honey
Contact: Donna Baker
May 27–September 26 (18 weeks)
Price: $550 for the season
Pickup at the farm at 8927 River Styx Road in Wadsworth
June-end of December monthly
Starts at $340
Pickup at the farm at 6736 River Corners Road in Spencer.
Shares consist of pastureraised meat and eggs from free-range chickens. Organically grown vegetables also available for sale.
Contact: George Remington
June 10–October 21 (20 weeks)
Pickup at the farm Wednesdays 4-6pm, 1075 State Rd. in Hinckley.
Morningside Farm is a certificated organic farm.
Plum Creek Farm
Contact: Amie Sprinkle
May 31–November 24 (18 weeks)
Price: Deposit of $150 upon signing up and four additional payments of $250
Pickup at the farm at 66 Station Road in Valley City.
Contact: Matt Herbruck
May 17-late October (21 weeks), seven-week November-December season
Price: $375-$585. Late season $115
Pickup at the farm at 11316 Wheeler Road, Garrettsville, at the Haymaker Market in Kent, at the Chagrin Falls Farmers Market, and at Christ Episcopal Church in Hudson.
Birdsong is a certified organic farm.
Rootstown Organic Farm
Contact: Bill Pennell
Spring CSA in April–May (8 weeks) with greens only; Summer CSA June-October with a wider variety of produce
Price: shares start at $20/week
Pickup locations at the farm at 3847 New Milford Road in Rootstown or Haymaker’s Market in Kent.
Crown Point Ecology Center
Contact: farm manager
June–October (20 weeks), fall-winter season, four pick-ups in November & December
Pickup at the farm, 3220 Ira Road in Bath.
Greenfield Berry Farm
Contact: Daniel Greenfield
email@example.com, 330.657.2924, 330.322.4626
Four-week spring season starts early May, 18 week season starts early June, four-week fall season starts end of October.
Price: Seasonal shares from $135-$590.
Pickup at the farm, 2485 Major Road in Peninsula.
Contact: Pamela and AJ Neitenbach
June–October (14 weeks)
Pickup at the farm, 3077 Akron Peninsula Road in Akron.
Farm Roots Connection
May 5-October 20 (25 weeks); you can pre-pick your own schedule of weeks with a minimum of 12 weeks
Price: $30 a week, $34 with eggs
Pickup at Local Roots Market & Café, 140 South Walnut Street in Wooster
A collective of small, sustainable, nonchemical farmers.
Muddy Fork Farm
April/May/June (12 weeks)
Pickup at Shaker Square during the North Union Farmers Market