Earth-Shares, located in Loveland, OH, is now accepting new member registrations for the 2013 season! Please e-mail to ask for a registration form. Our season starts in mid to late May and runs 22-26 weeks.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct partnership between the farmers who grow the food and the people who eat it. This partnership guarantees the farm a supportive market for its produce, and shareholders are assured food that is fresh and not chemically or genetically altered.
Our CSA members buy a "share" for the year and pick up fresh, locally grown, USDA certified organic vegetables each week during the growing season. Based on prior years' experience, a household/group of 3-4 people can consume the typical volume of produce distributed (volume and items vary from year to year and through the season, of course!)
Some of our 115 shares include a work hour commitment during the growing season (and cost less), and can be purchased with approval of the member's application by our gardeners and Board. Workshares provide needed assistance to our full-time farmer in growing and harvesting the vegetables, and cost less than a standard share. We lease our land, which is USDA Certified Organic by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), from Grailville.
Earth-Shares CSA is located a mile from old downtown Loveland, Ohio. Our CSA members buy a "share" for the year and pick up fresh, locally grown, USDA certified organic vegetables weekly during the growing season. About a third of our shares include work hours, providing assistance to our farmer and a lower fee for those members. Our land is USDA Certified Organic by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA).
Season: May through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 115
Full Share: Standard Share: $440/year. Working Share: $315/year (+25 hours of work.)
Work Req? No
Members select a weekly pick-up day at the farm (either Wednesday 4-6 or Saturday 12-2) and "pull" (by count or weight) their own vegetables. We do not box up shares for members.
All produce not used for the CSA is available for purchase at the Grailville Milk & Honey House, 932 O'Bannonville Rd., Loveland, OH. Please email us to be added to our weekly newsletter distribution list, which includes a description of items available for sale that week.
Earthshares is part of how I enjoy Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. The organic produce is ultra fresh and ultra delicious. In early Spring I start looking forward to fresh lettuces, tomatoes, summer squash, garlic, onions, green beans, chard, kale, green and red peppers, corn, and lots more that I know is coming.... [more]
I joined Earth-Shares CSA two seasons ago and absolutely love it. The shares in my two seasons have been well worth the price. Produce is often picked the morning of my pick up so it is as fresh as can be.... [more]
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This was my family's first CSA experience, and it was a great one. You can truly tell the difference between the freshness of these fresh locally grown vegetables, compared to the ones you buy at the grocery (that have been trucked in from hundreds of miles away.... [more]