Just eight miles from the center of Dayton, Ohio, Spring Run Farm and CSA is a welcome respite for its members and friends. With 58 acres of rolling fields, woods and streams, the farm offers opportunities for building community, celebrations and plenty of fresh air. From May to October, farm-fresh produce and flowers are distributed weekly to 30+ CSA member households.
Beginning in late May or early June, we provide a wide range of vegetables, fruits and flowers for about 20 weeks during the harvest season. We partner with our friends Dave and Laura Rench of Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm in growing the bulk of the produce, but occasionally supplement the offerings with fruit and vegetables from other area farms, primarily in the Jefferson Township/Trotwood/New Lebanon area.
In addition to the annual fee, our members agree to work at least 12 hours during the season, a commitment usually filled by participating in work days every two or three weeks. (Members who can't make the regularly scheduled work days are given the opportunity to work on alternate days or in other capacities).On work days, members come to the farm about 9 a.m. and work for 2-3 hours in the garden, seeding, transplanting, sometimes picking and, of course, weeding. Then we gather under the big maple tree for a wonderful potluck lunch. We believe that building community is as much a part of our mission as offering good, wholesome local food, grown without pesticides, herbicides and other unnatural inputs. Children are welcome and all members help to look out for them.
New members are being accepted now. Call or write today for more information.
Season: May through September
Type: multiple farm
# of Shares: 40
Full Share: $300 full working share, 20 week season
Work Req? Yes: 12
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