Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is a unique collaboration between farmer, land and community members. Members of a community purchase a “farm share” of a farm for the growing season in return for a weekly portion of the harvest throughout the season.
Shareholders have the joy of knowing where, when and how their food is being grown and supporting a local, small business. The Athens Hills CSA offers two seasonal Community Supported Agriculture programs.
The Summer CSA begins in mid-June and runs through the end of October. The Winter CSA begins in early December and continues through the end of April (with a two-week break at the holidays).
Each season offers twenty weeks of vegetables delivered to your designated pick-up location.
When you become a CSA member you will receive a weekly share of 7-9 vegetables. The vegetables available from week to week change as the growing season progresses. This will give you a chance to experience the whole range of produce we harvest throughout the winter and summer seasons.
We offer certified organic vegetables freshly picked, rinsed and packed for easy pick-up. Each share member is offered a wide assortment of produce from our bountiful harvest.
All of the vegetables, herbs and mushrooms that we grow are certified organic.
The only difference between the Full and Half Shares in our CSA program
is that the Full Shares come EVERY week, while the Half Shares come
EVERY OTHER week; each share contains the same amount of food though.
That means 20 pick-ups for Full Share Members and 10 pick-ups for Half
Any of these can be added individually, or you can choose a Combination Share, which includes our veggies plus all of the Partner Items at a discounted price. These items come from other local producers in the Athens area.
You can learn more about our partners here: Our Partners.
We post these items, as well as updated photos of the farm, on our blog site. You can go there now to see the newsletters that are going with our current CSA program. http://www.greenedgegardens.blogspot.com/
Many members have commented that the newsletters and blog site are important tools in not only maximizing the benefits of their share, but also in developing a relationship with the farm that is producing their food.
We celebrate and further strengthen that relationship through our seasonal Open Farm Days, where everyone is invited to the farm to share a meal together, meet all of the farm crew and take a tour of the farm to see how and why we grow your food the way we do. It is an opportunity for our members to ask any questions they have about our CSA program and Green Edge Gardens.
CSA members tour the mushroom room.
Pease keep in mind that we offer open enrollment and have a limited
number of shares available each season, filling them on a first-come,
first-served basis. We encourage you to contact us with any questions
and sign up as soon as possible to secure your share of wonderful food
for the upcoming season. |
To view the details for our upcoming CSA program, please click on a town below...
Athens Columbus Belpre
We drop off our CSA shares at our various pickup locations on Wednesdays
in the Columbus and Athens areas, as well as Saturdays at the Athens
Farmers Market. Each site has its own set of hours for pick-up, but in general they go
from early afternoon through dinnertime.
Columbus members pick up their shares on Wednesday at one of these locations: Bexley, Clintonville, Dublin, Hilliard/Upper Arlington and New Albany.
Athens members pick up their shares on Wednesday at the farm or in town at the Athens Community Center town at the Athens Community Center, Ohio University and other local businesses.
We also have a new pick up location in Belpre, on Blennerhassett Avenue, to serve the Marietta, Parkersburg, and Belpre communities.
Check out our list of what vegetables, fruits, breads, and cheeses are available in the summer and the winter.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Call us at 740-448-4021 or e-mail us at