Procter Farm

 

Celebrate the Bountiful Harvest with Procter Center! 

Looking for an easy way to access fresh, local produce at a good price? Trying to connect with local farmers, but not sure how? Join Procter Farm’s 2019 CSA!!!

CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Members of our CSA are given a weekly share (a box) of vegetables and/or meat, herbs, pasture-raised eggs, seasonal specialities, and more. More broadly, CSA is a way for consumers and farmers to join together in support of local agriculture. Members purchase a share of the farm’s harvest in advance of the growing season. In return, members receive a weekly supply of high-quality, locally grown, fresh produce and products. Procter Farm offers a few different types of CSA shares. For instance, a share option that includes, weekly, cuts of our pasture and humanely raised pork and chicken.

Starting early-June, the Procter Farm CSA will run for 17 weeks, ending the last week of September. Many of our 2018 members will be returning this coming season! Join us, as we continue to successfully provide the community with fresh foods and goods.

APPLICATION OPENS MARCH 4, 2019!

CSA Registration opens March 4th!

Support our farm, and become part of the local food movement!

 

"Take Our Table Home"

We are a small vegetable and livestock farm located in Madison County, Ohio. We are currently farming on six acres, have a mixed fruit tree orchard, a high tunnel for season extension, as well as for winter production, and a greenhouse for seed-starting and additional season extension. We also raise market hogs and chickens for meat.

The farm contributes to the wonderful meal options in the Procter dining hall. The food service staff work with the farmer to coordinate meals based on what will be harvested from the farm that week.

You can find us selling our delicious vegetables, pork, and chicken at three locations! One, Procter Center, Monday through Friday, 9-5pm. Two, the London Downtown Farm Fresh Market, Wednesdays, 3-6pm, May through October. Three, the Westgate Farm Market, every other Saturday, starting in June, 9-1pm.

Procter Center Farm also offers Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.

Here are the basics:  we will offer 50 shares to the public (typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included). Interested consumers purchase a share at the beginning of the growing season and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

CSA FAQS

While not certified organic by any organization, Procter Farm is managed using organic principles and sustainable techniques. We utilize crop rotation, cover crops, compost, manure and cultural practices to stay one step ahead of most pests and diseases. We apply a few certified organic, biologically-based insect repellents to some of our more vulnerable plants, and purchase organic fertilizer to add to our beds before planting.

The half shares are enough veggies to supply a family of 2 for one week. The whole shares will supply a family of 4.

Crops are harvested based on what is ready at that particular point in the season. Weekly, we will include a great recpies that will utilize most of the items in the box. If there is a veggie that you absolutely hate, see if another CSA member will trade items with you.

1) Procter Center, Fridays from 3pm-6pm
2) Westgate Farm Market, every other Saturday (two weeks worth of CSA share), from 9am - 12pm

Please always plan to have your share picked up. If you are going to be out of town, you may arrange for someone else to pick up your box. For our records, kindly have the person state your name, so that we know who's CSA shares have been picked up.

If even the half share seems like too many vegetables to get through in a week, you are welcome to share the CSA with a friend. The shared box must be picked up, and then divided among the parties themselves. During registration, please enter the names of both CSA recipients. Thanks!

Some crops you can expect to find in your share:  

Beets,  broccoli,  cabbage,  carrots,  cucumber, eggplant, garlic, green beans, scallions, peppers, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, tomatoes, zucchini, fresh herbs, and other products produced on the farm.

Want to learn more?

If you are interested in learning more about the farm and would like to volunteer or be involved or just want more information, please contact Danielle Vogel, Farm Business Development Manager, at 740-490-6072 or procterfarm@proctercenter.org.


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