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: June–late October (22 weeks)
Winter season: November–early May (15 weeks)
Prices: Small share starts at $550 for the season, $27 per week. Large share starts at $880 for the season, $43 per week, mini-share starts at $660. $30 per week. Winter shares start at $675.
Pickup at more than 20 locations throughout Northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, and Lorain counties) Wednesday-Saturday. Omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan options available. Extras available for purchase at pickup locations.
GRACE BROTHERS NURSERY & SUPPLY
June 7–November 1 (22 weeks), June 28–September 27 (14 weeks)
Prices: Family share 22 weeks $594, 14 weeks $420
Traditional share: 22 weeks $480, 14 weeks $350
Garden basket: 22 weeks $374 22, 14 weeks $280
Pickup is at the nursery, 12905 Ridge Road, North Royalton, Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays 9-11am.
OHIO CITY FARM BY THE REFUGEE RESPONSE
Contact: Michael Bartunek, Michael@ohiocityfarm.com, 440.969.0290
May 31-October 11 (22 weeks)
Prices: $300 half share (1-4 people), $500 full share (5-8 people)
Pickup at the farm at West 24th & Bridge Avenue, Fridays, 3pm–6pm and Saturdays 10am–1pm, Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Fridays 5pm–6:30pm
Shares include fresh produce, added-value items such as raw honey, and dried herbs and spices all grown by locally resettled refugees using organic methods. Members get a 20% discount on all events at the farm, including the annual benefit.
RID-ALL GREEN PARTNERSHIP
Keymah Durden, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216.253.7391
Prices: Monthly memberships $25–$50, annual memberships $1,000–$2,000.
Pickup at the farm, 8129 Otter Road in Cleveland. Discount option through Groupon.
GEAUGA FAMILY FARMS
John Egan, email@example.com, 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 four certified-organic family farms. Customizable shares are available, with extras available by order.
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 Sirna’s Farm & Market.
MURRAY HILL FARM
Year-round. Winter season November–May, summer season late May/early June
Prices: $575–$1,495. Weekly shares start at $30.
Pickup at the farm, 5761 Ferry Road in Wakeman. Dropoff locations in Lakewood, North Olmsted, Medina, Vermilion, Oberlin, and others. Home delivery available. Credit cards accepted.
Shares offer organic produce, fruit, grains, local honey, and maple syrup. Humanely raised, free-range meats can be added at extra cost.
Larry or Tina, firstname.lastname@example.org, 440.259.4924
Summer season: Mid May–Labor Day (16 weeks)
Fall season: Labor Day–Thanksgiving (12 weeks)
Prices: $240–$480, fall CSA, $200. 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.
Anna Kiss Mauser-Martinez, email@example.com, 440.707.6606
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). EBT accepted.
BAKER’S FRESH PRODUCE AND HONEY
Donna Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330.608.5423
May 22–September 26 (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 pickups
Price: Starts at $340.
Pickup at the farm, 6736 River Corners Road in Spencer.
Shares consist of pasture-raised poultry and pork, and eggs from free-range chickens. Beef can be added to shares. Organically grown vegetables also available for sale.
PLUM CREEK FARM
Amie Sprinkle, email@example.com, 330.483.0222
June 8–October 20 (16 weeks), includes Thanksgiving share on November 26
Pickup at the farm, 66 Station Road in Valley City, on Saturdays. Farm tours will be offered on first pickup day. Shares include produce, meat, and eggs. No vegetarian option available.
Matt Herbruck, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330.527.2653
Mid May-late October (19 weeks), 7-week November–December season
Prices: $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, Christ Episcopal Church in Hudson, and Garrettsville Farmers Market. Birdsong is a USDA-certified organic farm.
CROWN POINT ECOLOGY CENTER
Contact: email@example.com, 330.668.8992
Summer season: Late May–early October (20 weeks)
Fall/winter season: four pick-ups in November and December
Prices: $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.
Prices: 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.
Summer season: May–October (18 weeks)
Prices: $30 vegan, $35 vegetarian per week.
Pickup at the farm on Tuesdays from 3pm–6pm, also Countryside Farmers Markets at Howe Meadow and Will Christy Park, Haymaker Farmers Market in Kent, Hudson Farmers Market, Local Roots Market parking lot in Wooster, and North Union Farmers Market at University Hospital. Summer CSA packages are vegan or vegetarian. Shares can be ordered and paid for by the month. EBT card accepted at markets.