Procter Farm

"Take Our Table Home"

We are a mixed vegetable 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 the North Market Farmer’s Market in Columbus, OH every Saturday from 8am to Noon, June through October. We also offer 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.

What you receive in your share from week to week is dependent on what is currently ripe in the season. You will receive different vegetables in June than you will in September.

Crops are harvested based on what is ready at that particular point in the season. Their quantity is based on the overall cost of the share. If you get a vegetable that you don’t like, ask around and see if other shareholders picking up their boxes would like to trade!

1) Procter Center, London Ohio – Tuesdays from 2:30pm – 7:00pm 2) North Market, Columbus Ohio – Saturdays from 8:00am - Noon 3) Gabrielle’s Place, Cincinnati Ohio – Tuesday from 4:00 – 6:00pm

Picking up your share is your responsibility. If you are going to be out of town, you may arrange for someone else to come and pick it up for you. Just have that person give your name so we can record that your box for that week was received.

If even the half share seems like a few too many vegetables to get through in a week you are welcome to share the share with a friend. The share box must be picked up as is and divided among the sharing parties themselves. Procter Farm must have the last name of both participating groups if both will be picking up the share at some point.

Some crops you can expect to find in your share:  

arugula,  beets,  broccoli,  cabbage,  carrots,  sweet corn,  cucumber, eggplant, garlic, green beans, bok choy, scallions, hot peppers, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, pumpkins, zucchini, melons, watermelons, fresh herbs

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 Bethany McCarty, the Farm Manager, at 740-206-2036 or procterfarm@proctercenter.org.


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