Community-Supported Agriculture programs are a convenient way to take advantage of our region’s seasonable bounty. Want to find the CSA that’s right for you? Here are a few to get you started.
FRESH FORK MARKET
Summer season: May 30–late October (22 weeks)
Winter season: November–May (15 weeks)
Price: Small share starts at $500 for the season, $25 per week. Large share starts at $880 for the season, $40 per week. Winter shares start at $675.
Pickup at more than 20 locations throughout Northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, and Lorain counties). Omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan options available.
Extras available for purchase at pickup locations.
OHIO CITY FARM BY THE REFUGEE RESPONSE
Contact: Nikki Mokrzycki, Nikki@refugeeresponse.org
Price: Full share $550, half share $280. Includes beans, greens, peppers, squash, root vegetables, garden fruit, herbs, and more.
Optional farm-fresh egg share: one-dozen eggs every two weeks, $50.
Subscribers get 20% off on all farm events, including REAP benefit. Pickup locations at Ohio City Farm and Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills.
RID-ALL GREEN PARTNERSHIP
Contact: Keymah Durden, email@example.com, 216.253.7391
Price: Monthly memberships $25–$50, annual memberships $1,000–$2,000.
Pickup at the farm, 8129 Otter Road in Cleveland.
Mid-June to mid-November
Price: $750 pickup, $960 delivery.
Pickup: Spice Acres, 9557 Riverview Road in Brecksville, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Includes: Diverse vegetables, seasonal fruit, farm eggs, fresh cut flowers, preserved products, and lots of recipes with Chef Tips.
GEAUGA FAMILY FARMS
Contact: John Egan, 440.749.6137
June–October (20 weeks)
Prices: $390 to $850 (three sizes). $15 discount for picking up at Middlefield farm. Pickup at more than 20 locations in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage, and Summit counties, including at the farm in Middlefield. See website for specific locations. Food comes from five certified-organic family farms.
Customizable shares are available, including extras.
SIRNA’S FARM & MARKET
Mid-June–September (12 weeks)
Price: $300, discounts, payment plans, and alternative payment methods available (SNAP, EBT, etc.)
Pickup at the farm, 19009 Ravenna Road in Auburn, or recruit members and start a pickup site. Additional products available, including dairy, eggs, meat, and honey sourced from its store.
MURRAY HILL FARM
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 440.724.4730
Pickup at the farm, 5761 Ferry Road in Wakeman, Medina Farmer’s Market on the Square, Friends Church in North Olmsted, and Vermilion Farm Market at Liberty Square. Home delivery available. Credit cards accepted.
Contact: Larry or Tina, email@example.com, 440.259.4924
June–September (16 weeks), October–December (12 weeks)
Price: $240–$480, fall CSA, $220. Optional Thanksgiving box, $50.
Pickup locations include Case Western Reserve University, Richmond Heights Hospital, Parker Hannifin Corp., 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: Anna Kiss Mauser-Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216.469.0904
June–October (20 weeks)
Price: $10–$30 per week. Shares can be ordered on a week-to-week basis.
Pickup at more than a dozen locations in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties (see website for map and details).
BAKER’S FRESH PRODUCE AND HONEY
Contact: Donna Baker, email@example.com,
May 23–September 22 (18 weeks)
Price: $550 for the season.
Pickup at the farm, 8927 River Styx Road in Wadsworth.
Extra produce, eggs, and honey available.
June–end of November monthly
Price: Starts at $340.
Pickup at the farm, 6736 River Corners Road in Spencer.
Shares consist of pasture-raised meat and eggs from free-range chickens.
Organically grown vegetables also available for sale.
Contact: George Remington, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Price: Varies based on weekly orders. Members build their own order every week. Order online.
Pickup at the farm, Tuesdays 4–6 pm, 1075 State Road in Hinckley.
MorningSide Farm is a USDA certificated-organic farm.
PLUM CREEK FARM
Contact: Amie Sprinkle, email@example.com, 330.483.0222
June 2–October 20 (16 weeks), includes Thanksgiving share on November 20
Price: $850 for vegetarian; $1,125 with meat and eggs.
Pickup at the farm, 66 Station Road in Valley City, on Saturdays.
Contact: Matt Herbruck, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330.527.2653
Week of May 27–week of October 21 (20 weeks), 7-week November–December season
Price: $500 for a regular share; $675 for a large family; late season $150.
Pickup at the farm, 11316 Wheeler Road, Garrettsville, at the Haymaker Market in Kent, the Chagrin Falls Farmers Market, and Christ Episcopal Church in Hudson.
Birdsong is a USDA-certified organic farm.
CROWN POINT ECOLOGY CENTER
Contact: email@example.com, 330.668.8992
May 29–October 9 (20 weeks), fall-winter season, four pickups in November and December
Price: $400 standard share, $700 for large share, $210 winter share.
Pickup at the farm, 3220 Ira Road in Bath, on Wednesday or Friday. Choose your own produce. Crown Point is a USDA-certified organic farm.
GREENFIELD BERRY FARM
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 $140–$600.
Pickup at the farm, 2485 Major Road in Peninsula.
A portion of all sales goes to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Pickup Tuesday or Friday between 5–7 pm. Delivery available. Contact farm for information.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 419.281.3048
Summer season runs May–October (18 weeks)
Price: $30 vegan, $35 vegetarian per week.
Pickup at the farm on Wednesdays from 3–6pm. Delivery available to Countryside Farmer’s Market at Howe Meadow on Saturdays from 9am–noon, Countryside Farmer’s Market at Highland Square on Thursdays from 4–7pm, and North Union Market in Legacy Village on Sunday from 10am–1pm. Summer CSA packages are vegan or vegetarian.
Shares can be ordered and paid for by the month. EBT card accepted at markets.