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Best Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Local farms (90% chemical free / organically certified produce) within 75 miles of Cleveland. The only area CSA that allows week-to-week purchases and a sliding scale to make it affordable.
Sixty adults with developmental disabilities operate 10 farm sites that span 60 acres of land across Cuyahoga County. Social equity and urban renewal are baked into their mission.
Products sourced only from farmers within a 75-mile radius of Cleveland. All follow "sustainable production" methods. Meats are all raised on pasture. "In 2014, our weekly subscribers sampled over 500 products from 108 local farms in just 22 weeks."
This cooperative of 10 certified-organic, Amish family farms located primarily in Geauga County promises more variety, including pasture-raised meats. Shares can be picked up at sites in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Summit and Trumbull counties or at the farm.
An urban farm in the Stockyards neighborhood of Cleveland. Natural farming practices like permaculture and "lasagna" mulching and yard-raised chickens on eight city lots on W. 61st Street.
The largest contiguous urban farm in the nation employs refugees resettled in Northeast Ohio. "Our full share will feed a family of four moderate vegetable eaters or two vegetable lovers."
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