Procter Farm

 

Celebrate the Bountiful Harvest with Procter Center!

Support your local farm!

This year, Procter Center Farm will host the Wednesday Farm Fresh Market in downtown London for the third year in a row! This year, the market will be open outside the Madison County Courthouse each Wednesday, starting August 5th and running through mid-October. We need local farmers and producers to join us in our efforts to bring fresh food to the historical downtown community. Please contact us to learn more!

 

Want to order directly from the farm?

We sell chicken, pork and eggs year-round. This year, we are partnering with Blue Star Farms to also offer grass-fed beef! Please check out our order form here, and then contact the Farm Manager or complete the online order form. Thank you!

 

Sign up for our 2020 CSA!

Register for your 2020 CSA share here!

2020 CSA Information Sheet

New, this year! We are partnering with Blue Star Farms to provide a beef add-on option to our CSA shares, for those wishing to get weekly fresh cuts of Ohio grass-fed beef.

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 four locations!

  1. Procter Center, Mondays through Fridays, 9-5pm.
  2. London’s Downtown Farm Fresh Market, Wednesdays, 3-6pm, August through October.
  3. Columbus farmers market (2020 location TBD), every Saturday.
  4.  Procter Store, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.

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 30 shares to the public of a variety of high quality, fresh vegetables and/or pork & chicken. 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.

Would you like to work on the farm?! Our 2020 Seasonal Farm Hand Internship applications are now available! Deadline to apply is April 13, 2020. 

Full-Season Farm Hand

Short- Season Farm Hand

 

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.

Produce shares, crops are harvested based on what is ready at that particular point in the season. Weekly, we will include a great recipes 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. Meat shares, we will always provide chicken and pork cuts, at the weekly valued amount. We will keep track of the types of cuts included, so that there is a variety throughout the season. You are also welcome to purchase cuts, a la carte, at each pick up location.

1) Procter Store, Fridays from 3pm to 5pm
2) Columbus farmer market (2020 location TBD), Saturdays, 9am to noon.

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, shallots, green beans, scallions, peppers, kale, lettuce, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, fresh herbs, eggs, and other products produced on the farm.

In late-winter and early-spring, the farm purchases seeds and preps fields for the growing season. We grow a variety of vegetables that will be in each CSA. Once the season is underway, we do not have the flexibility to change what we grow. Therefore, if there is a type of vegetable in your CSA that you do not like, or that you do not know how to use, please ask us for suggested recipes, or simply give the item to a family member or friend, so that the food does not go to waste.

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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