Hungry Toad Farm

I am an organic grower of produce, cut flowers, herbs, and plants. I have been growing organically here for 30 years. I was first certified organic at the inception of the National Organic Program in 2001.

Suburbia is encroaching on all sides here, but this has been a small farm for over 150 years and I maintain an island of sound productivity and sustainability in the midst of it -- for our benefit and for that of our neighbors.

I grow a very wide variety of produce which includes hardneck garlic, special potatoes, bramble fruits, celery, and other not-so-common crops. I specialize in greens, salad mixes, cut flowers, and heirloom and hard to find crops. The new greenhouse will enable me to bring many more high quality plants to market this Spring.

I am offering a limited number of CSA memberships this year. More details on the previous page. Click the yellow CSA box. Feel free to email from this Local Harvest page with any questions or comments. See Hungry Toad Farm on Facebook.

I sell at the 2nd Street Public Market in downtown Dayton at E. 2nd St and Webster St. 8AM to 2PM on Saturdays in season. Find me outside on the bricks. And I am at the Centerville Farmers Market. The Centerville Farmers Market is open from 2:30 PM to 6:30PM each Thursday June through October. The Market is located at Rt. 48 and Spring Valley Rds., in front of Auto Zone and the Dollar General Store/

Something new this year. I have partnered with my brother, Tim, to create a 100% Organic lawn care business. Tim is an experienced organic lawn care professional.

The National Organic Program (NOP) under the USDA does not protect the use of the word "organic" when used to raise non-food crops -- this means your lawn.

We are aware that some lawn companies have taken advantage of this loophole and have quietly applied substances to lawns that are forbidden under NOP rules.

We know that some of you want to feel as confident in your lawn's organic integrity as you do your food's; and besides, some of you have food gardens next to or in your lawns! We have created a system of lawn care that has the same integrity as my farm's certified organic food program.

If you are interested in a free estimate/consultation, reach me through Local Harvest, or call Tim Malone at: (937) 241-3576.

We are still working on the mechanics of the website, be patient.


Listing last updated on Feb 26, 2014

Stiff neck garlic. Well rounded lettuces and salad mix. Greens of all kinds. Sunflowers. Heirloom Tomatoes. Beans, squash, broccoli, peppers, eggplant, onion, berries in their short seasons, potatoes, cabbage. Cut Flowers, herb plants, and potherbs -- and anything else that sounds good. I offer a wide variety of plants in the Spring

Season:  June through November

Type:  single farm

Since:  1979

# of Shares:  20

Full Share:   $625/year Early Pay Early Pay is extended to March 1. Reduced price for farm work is also available.

1/2 Share:  $350/Year Early Pay. Early Pay is extended to March 1. Reduced price for farm work is also available.

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

Saturdays --2nd Street Public Market - Downtown Dayton (2nd and Webster streets) 8AM till 3PM.

Thursdays -- Centerville Farmers Market 1PM till 6PM.

Schedule and Location:

The farm stand goes up in front of the house (9498 Clyo) when Tomatoes are ready.. I will put out tomatoes, peppers and other sturdy vegetables for self-serve customers. The farm drive (CSA pickup site) is just around the corner at: 9307 Rooks Rd. Centerville, Ohio

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I first met Michael at Five Rivers MetroPark's 2nd Street Market while buying his most excellant garlic some years ago. Since then I have become a loyal consumer of everything he and Nancy grow.... [more]

Michael, Dan and the crew produce an amazing amount of bounty from a small farm. The lettuce and spinach are luminous and tasty...carrots, beets and turnips sweet and unlike any I've ever had.... [more]

Hungry Toad Farm is the most productive piece of land! In particular, Michael grows the best salad greens around--just ask the other happy customers and restaurants.

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