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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