Homegrown

Local CSAs and U-Pick farms let you bring home the freshest produce available.
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As a member of a CSA (community supported agriculture), you are buying directly from the farmer. Here’s how it works: Farmers offer a number of shares to the public. Your share pays for a season of produce (or meats, dairy products, flowers, etc.), and in return you receive a box of food weekly or bi-weekly throughout the season, usually dropped off at central locations. For more information, contact each CSA directly.

Cedarmore Farm

12612 Turley Lane, Hillsboro, cedarmorefarm@tdisp.com
What: Pasture-raised meats and eggs; organically grown produce; pies, jams, pickled veggies, and bread
Cost: 12-week summer share, $144; 10-week fall share, $140
Pick up: Ten locations including Batavia, Covington, and Oakley

Wild Holly Farm

6722 Edwardsville Rd., Blanchester, (937) 783-5105, wildhollyfarm.com
What: Organic and naturally produced eggs, berries, vegetables, and custom-grown items
Cost: $300 for 18 weeks, June through October
Pick Up: Contact the farm to find the location closest to you

Napoleon Ridge Farm & Nature Center

123 Napoleon Ridge Rd., Napoleon, Kentucky, (859) 643-3276, napoleonridgefarm.com
What: Produce, jams, jellies, herbs, and flowers, May through October
Cost: Full share, $500; half-share, $250
Pick Up: Bellevue and Clifton

Finn Meadows Farm

8100 Perin Rd., Montgomery, (812) 212-1196
What: Vegetables, eggs, poultry, and flowers
Cost: Full share, $440; half-share: $220
Pick Up: On-site only

Earth-Shares

932 O’Bannonville Rd., Loveland, earthsharescsa.org
What: Certified organic vegetables, May through October
Cost: Full share, $700 or $500 plus 30 hours of work; half-share, $350 or $250 plus 18 hours of work
Pick-up: The Milk & Honey House at Grailville in Loveland

Goodlife Farm

2290 E. Lower Springboro Rd., Waynesville, (513) 897-3676
What: Naturally grown vegetables, May through September
Cost: Full share, $440
Pick Up: Home delivery is available for residents in cities across the Southern Ohio Valley including Lebanon, Xenia, Springboro, West Chester, and southern Dayton.

Turner Farm

7400 Given Rd., Indian Hill, (513) 561-7400
What: Variety of vegetables, enough to feed a family of four, May through October; a year-round chicken, pork, and sheep CSA; and a winter vegetable CSA
Cost: May–Oct full share, $475 plus a two-hour per week work requirement. Contact farm for cost of meat and winter veggies.
Pick Up: On-site only, Monday and Thursday

Mohr Animal Acres

1262 W. State Route 296, Urbana, (937) 484-5950, mohranimalacres.biz
What: Beef, poultry, lamb, goat, pork, trout from Freshwater Farms of Ohio, and eggs
Cost: Up to 20 pounds of meat for $145 per month; or as little as five pounds for $40. Two dozen eggs may be substituted per pound of meat.
Pick Up: Hyde Park and Wyoming

Highland Haven Farm

12221 Turley Lane, Hillsboro, highlandhavenfarm.com
What: Raw milk, yogurt, and butter; herdshares are also available
Cost: Determined by what products you purchase, boarding fees (for herdshares), and the use of glass bottles
Pick Up: Weekly deliveries are shared with Cedarmore Farms (see above for locations)

Farm Gal Pals

10851 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Alexandria, (859) 445-5044
What: Produce, eggs, cheese, jams, and hand-crafted soaps, April through December.
Cost: You can join this CSA of five local farms for as little as $135, or $405 for the year.
Pick-up: Alexandria or Bellevue farmers’ markets

The Eaton Farm

6880 N. Scott’s Ridge Rd., Madison, Indiana, (812) 839-6995
What: Fruits, vegetables, and pastured eggs, May through September
Cost: Full share, $650; half-share, $350
Pick Up: Sundays at the Hyde Park Farmers’ Market

Gravel Knolls

9424 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, (513) 652-7653
What: Organic produce for a family of two June through September.
Cost: Full share, $750
Pick-Up: This is a market CSA, allowing members to choose size and quantity per share on-site only.

Stoney Hedgerow Farm

8783 Reeve Rd., Camden, (937) 452-7561
What: “Salad fixings” produce, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes, May through October
Cost: Full share, $600 annually ($675 for Oxford pick up), plus 25 hours of labor per season (they are flexible with member’s needs and schedules).
Pick Up: On-site or Oxford

Allways Farm Collective

50 W & Friendship Rd., Dillsboro, Indiana, (513) 479-7070
What: Seasonal produce March through November
Cost: Full share, $400; half-share: $250
Pick Up: Wednesdays at the Northside Farmers’ Market and Thursdays in Madison, Indiana

Bergefurds Farm Market and Greenhouses

234 State Route 350 West, Wilmington, (937) 383-2133
What: Seasonal produce June through October
Cost: Full share, $550; half-share, $300
Pick-Up: Anderson Township, College Hill, Hyde Park, Landen Deerfield Farmers’ Market, and on-site


Fresh Pickins

Like to do it yourself? Then grab your baskets and buckets, because whether you need a bushel of beans or are simply interested in a fun and economical way to enjoy the freshest produce available, the southern Ohio Valley is a rich agri-center of fruits, vegetables, and flowers at your fingertips. Check websites or call ahead for availability.

OHIO

Dale Stokes Raspberry Farm

2822 Center Rd., Wilmington, (937) 382-4004
Raspberry lovers, meet nirvana. At more than 40 acres, it’s one of the largest raspberry farms in the eastern U.S. They also offer blackberries and strawberries, along with pre-picked produce.

Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm

2391 Martinsville Rd., Martinsville, (513) 322-2415, peacefulacreslavenderfarm.com
Looking for peace and serenity? You’ll likely find it at Ohio’s largest organic lavender farm, where you can not only pick lavender, flowers, herbs, and spices, but also get a massage or attend a yoga class.

Breezy Acres Fruit Farm

3470 Waynesville-Jamestown Rd., Xenia, (937) 372-2436
A sweet bounty of apples, pears, plums, peaches, and raspberries await your nimble fingers. You can also purchase cider, jams, and jellies.

Granny’s Garden School

550 Loveland-Madeira Rd., Loveland, (513) 324-2873, grannysgardenschool.com
Join the club for a suggested donation of $35 and you can create your own floral display—up to 24 stems per bouquet, 10 bouquets per season. Granny’s offers a variety of flowers including zinnias, hydrangeas, roses, canna lilies, and dahlias.

Tüken’s Orchard & Farm Market

15725 Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, (937) 687-3848, tukensfarmmarket.com
In addition to the more familiar apples, beans, beets, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, and tomatoes, Tüken’s specializes in such hard-to-find fruits as currants, gooseberries, and nectarines.

Wesler Orchards

9319 Wesler Rd., New Paris, (937) 437-8921, weslerorchards.com
Those who savor the sweetness of Concord grapes are in luck: This orchard is one of the few to offer them. They also have apples and pumpkins.

Brumbaugh Fruit Farm

6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Rd., Arcanum, (937) 417-0854, brumbaughfruitfarm.com
U-pick ’em and pet ’em: After loading up on apples, cherries, pumpkins, and strawberries, kids can enjoy the pony rides and petting zoo. Lovebirds looking to U-tie ’em might be interested in exchanging “I dos” in Brumbaugh’s scenic countryside.

Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market

3677 Wayne-Madison Rd., Trenton, (513) 988-9211, barnnbunk.com
Bean lovers unite! Barn ‘n’ Bunk offers half-runner beans, stringless beans, greasy beans, and Roma beans. Snow peas are available as well.

KENTUCKY

Pennington Family Farms and Country Pumpkins

2165 Sherman Mount Zion Rd., Dry Ridge, (859) 428-2229
There’s much more to this farm than just pumpkins. Seasonal vegetables are available as well, plus handmade soaps, garden crafts, and gift baskets.

Reed Valley Orchard

239 Lail Lane, Paris, (859) 987-6480, reedvalleyorchard.com
Ever bitten into a Pixie Crunch apple? How about a Red Spy or Brushy Mountain? Whether you’re looking to try something new or stick to the classics (including Gala, Fuji, and Granny Smith), you’ll find it here. Pears, peaches, blueberries, black raspberries, and pumpkins also available.

Goose Creek Berries

1287 Newtown Pike, Georgetown, (502) 316-4336, goosecreekberries.com
The name may say berries, but veggie lovers will feel right at home. Beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, onions, peas, and peppers are offered in addition to raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Benton Farms

11946 Old Lexington Pike, Boone County, Walton, (859) 485-7000
For those overwhelmed by too many options, Benton keeps it simple: sweet corn, green beans, blackberries, tomatoes, and pumpkins.

Barker’s Blackberry Hill Winery

16629 Mount Zion-Verona Rd., Crittenden, (859) 428-0377
With over four acres of picking, you’re sure to walk away with buckets full of sweet-tart blackberries. Don’t forget to sample the blackberry and cherry wines, or mead. You can also book a tour of the winery.

INDIANA

Berry Patch

9429 Yorkridge Rd., Guilford, (812) 623-1433
There’s no competing with Mother Nature at this Hoosier farm. Blueberries are kept safely from birds under netting. They also offer strawberries.

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