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Basket of Life Farm

Contact Info

Name: Eric Walters
Email:
4965 Quick Road

Description

We currently have some CSA spaces available, please email us for details.

Please email us to be put on our mailing list. We offer a variety of on farm events including canning and gardening classes.

We also offer a "Fall Share" of storage crops for three pickups every other week from late October until the week before Thanksgiving.

A share typically consists of 5-12 pounds of fresh sustainably harvested produce, with rare and heirloom varieties many weeks. We strive for variety and baskets often contain 8 or more varieties of produce. In 2010 our shares averaged over 10 pounds of produce, we expect our 2011 shares to be better, with the goal being to fill a 3/4 bushel box most weeks.

We strive for our weekly share to consist of a "core" of items including a leafy green (lettuce, mustard, spinach), a hearty green (kale, collards, chard), a root crop (carrots, beets, turnip, potatoes), and an onion (spring onions, green onions, onions, or leeks.) To that we add seasonal produce in the form of summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, herbs, garlic, green beans, cucumber, cabbage, and many many more.

We have one CSA event a week, all but one of which are free to members and their families. Please email us for more details or with questions.

We are a small family run farm which specializes in local healthy veggies for our CSA and others. Located on 32 acres in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park we are proud to be a part of a unique program which is helping to restore the agricultural heritage of the region.

We are not certified organic but try our best to always use natural and sustainable techniques. Any chemicals we may use on our farm are approved for use by certified organic growers or are natural. We use integrated pest management and heavy rotation as our primary pest control methods.

We view our CSA as a way for us to have a relationship with our members and they to have a relationship with our farm. We see farming as a sustainable future for our family.

CSA Details:
Season:  June through October
Type: Single farm
Since: 2003
No of Shares: 70
Full Share: $560 for a 18 week season (+ $25 box fee (first year only))
1/2 Share: $300 for a 9 week season (+ $25 box fee (first year only))
Work Req? No

Pick Up/Drop Off Points:

Basket of Life Farm
Members pick up their shares on the farm on either Wendsday evening or Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Eric Walters
Address: 4965 Quick Rd.Peninsula, OH 44264 

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