Our CSA  At-A-Glance



  • At least 8-9 different seasonal fruits and vegetables included each week
  • 5 customized recipes included each week, simplifies meal planning
  • shares averaged 7.5% off farmers' market pricing (2022 CSA average)
  • Pasture-raised lamb, chicken, free-range eggs, and wildflower honey, all produced on our farm, available as add-ons
  • Vegetables harvested at peak freshness and brought directly to the CSA pickup
  • 28 weeks beginning the second week of May (May 12-13th pickups), and will end the third week of November (November 17-18th pickups)
  • Four pickup options available (listed below)
  • Flexable payment options available



CSA Package Overview

We have flexible package offerings which allow members to participate in the program without committing to the full 28 weeks. Members can tailor their participation around their schedule, or trial a 4-week program before committing to the full 28 weeks. We include five weekly recipes which use all ingredients in the weekly package. The recipes range from soups to salads, to hearty roasted vegetable dishes, and many more. These recipes allow our members to consume all of their weekly vegetables in 5 meals, which simplifies meal planning and ensures that you’re getting a heavy dose of vegetables in your diet.



Listed below are two-person weekly shares. For those with larger families we offer a 4-person share, which is double the two-person share with a 12.5% discount.

  • $22/week, select the weeks you want to participate
  • Our CSA Meal Program runs 28 weeks beginning May 12-13th through November 17-18th
  • Shares are pre-packaged for a contact-free pick-up
  • 5 weekly recipes included each week on our CSA Blog which use all the vegetables in the share
  • Over 80 unique vegetables included throughout the season!
  • All vegetables are grown on our farm and harvested 1-2 days before pickup

Listed below are the Add-ons that we offer with our CSA program 

  • Double my selection to make a four-person share.
  • Broiler chicken every 4th week 1 chicken (avg. 5.5lb at $5/lb= $27.50)
  • Free-range eggs, $6 per dozen
  • Raw wildflower honey, $12 per 1lb jar
  • Lamb Bundle, $52, ground lamb- 2x 1lb, stew lamb- 1lb, lamb kabobs- 1.25lb, lamb shanks- 1.3lb, lamb chops- 1.25lb




Details of our CSA Package

Production Methods

We grow all produce in our CSA packages on one acre which is divided into three large plots. All production is done using a permanent bed system. Permanent beds allow us to have quick crop successions with minimal labor, and since the soil is not tilled each season, we're able to sequester all the carbon generated by decomposing plant residues, and our weed pressure is reduced.

We care for the soil, the plants, and the local environment. We've done extensive research far and wide on available plant cultivars, and each year we've improved the plant varieties in nearly every category of what we grow, from broccoli to lettuce to tomatoes. These varieties should give us more adaptable plants with better pest and disease resistance. All field crops are grown in soil with over 5% organic matter, and all transplants and hydroponically produced crops are grown in soilless mixes with high organic matter. By growing transplants continuously throughout the year we are able to cultivate a diversity of crops in each season. By growing crops in small, tightly spaced plots from transplants we are able to produce quick succession crops, and our high crop diversity reduces potential pest problems. When pest problems do arise we use biologicals such as neem oil and beneficial bacteria rather than synthetic sprays. Our passion is fresh food and we are delighted to be working towards building a sustainable production system which provides fresh food to our local community.

Package Contents

Our CSA package is structured to emphasize high quality, a high diversity of produce, and reasonable quantities. A common challenge for many CSA subscribers is finding the proper place in a dish for a vegetable in which they are unfamiliar. For this reason we have carefully selected weekly recipes which accompany the CSA package, and which use many of the vegetables included that week’s delivery. Most weekly recipes include anywhere from 3-5 of the items in that week’s delivery, and the recipes focus on well-established flavor pairings, removing the challenge of cooking with unique vegetables with which you are unfamiliar. We have carefully constructed our production schedule to include a large diversity of crops so that our CSA members received varied produce throughout the season. See our CSA Crop Breakdown page for more information on our CSA package contents.


This year's program will run 28 weeks beginning the second week of May (May 12-13th pickups), and will end the third week of November (November 17-18th pickups). 

Pickups at the following locations:

  • Fridays, beginning May 12th, 3pm-8pm, Front 9 Farm- 8421 Richman Rd, Lodi, OH 44254 
  • Saturdays, beginning May 13th, 9am-12pm, Farmers Market of Medina County- at Cornerstone Chapel 3939 Granger Rd, Medina OH 44256 
  • Saturdays, beginning May 13th, 9-10am, Boyert's Greenhouse and Farm- 7171 Wooster Pike, Medina, OH 44256
  • Saturdays, beginning May 13th, 9am-12pm, Countryside Farmer' Market- 4040 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264 

Let us know a few weeks ahead of time if you will be going on vacation so that we can split the contents of that week’s package into the preceding or following weeks. If a delivery is forgotten the package will be available for pick-up at our farm the following day but beyond that the produce will be donated to the local food bank. When filling out our membership application, please note any products which do not interest you and we will do our best to make accommodations. We place a high priority on customer satisfaction. If at any time a customer wishes to cancel their membership to the CSA program and the member has pre-paid we will refund their money back for the remaining weeks. If you are interested in canning or freezing additional produce please contact us and we will verify if we have the amount you are looking for, and we can bring the produce along to the next pickup. Memberships are paid early in the season which helps us maintain cash flow throughout the season.


The CSA model requires the consumer to share some of the risks of production, and payment is made upfront. As with any form of agriculture, there is a risk production will be tempered by inclement weather. When crops are scarce we first serve our CSA members. Eating seasonally can be foreign to most people whose every produce need is easily met in the grocery store. May and June will be lighter production periods, and more diversity will arrive by July, and finish out through October and November. Our production season begins with highly cold tolerant vegetables and few fruiting crops. Abundance will build as the season progresses, beginning with peas and summer squash, then our high tunnel tomatoes should start yielding in June, and finally many of the delicious fall squash crops. Most members will need to supplement the produce provided in the boxes, especially with fruit and possibly commonly used staples such as carrots, onions, and garlic. By purchasing our CSA share you are support a local farmer and a member of your local community. The produce included in our CSA shares is harvested fresh the morning of delivery, field washed, and then delivered to the pick-up locations. All crops are harvested a peak ripeness and freshness, allowing our members to receive the tastiest, freshest, most long-lasting produce available.


2021 CSA

2021 2- Person CSA Share

$560 ($20/week) for the 28-week share which ran from early May to mid-November

The program included:

  • weekly shares averaged 6.5lb of produce
  • 10-15 different produce items included each week which pair with weekly recipes
  • 5 recipes and details of the vegetables in the share included on the weekly blog
  • over 70 different crops were included throughout the season
  • pasture-raised chicken and egg add-ons available, 20% off farmers' market pricing (chickens averaged 5.5lb at $3.45/lb)

  • Eat A Lot of a Little, Not a Little of A Lot

    According to the USDA, fruits and vegetables makes up less than 10% of total calories in the average American’s diet. Of that 10%, a large majority of consumption is attributed to fruits and vegetables in processed forms, such as fruit juices, French fries, and tomato sauce. In contrast, the plant kingdom offers an enormous diversity of fruit, and vegetable options, and more when considering the inclusion of other edible potions of plant tissue, ranging from the roots, stems, leaves, to the flowers, fruit, nuts, and seeds. Of the over 400,000 plant species on Earth, the FOA estimates 250,000 species are completely edible or have edible portions. This large discrepancy highlights the nutritional diversity and quality we have given up in exchange for abundance in our modern food system.  Our goal is to grow crops for our customers which increase the diversity and frequency of vegetable crops which are included in their diet. Our goal is to continually increase the crop diversity we offer to members of our food program so that they can experience the enormous diversity of flavors, as well as phytonutrients and phytochemicals, that the plant kingdom has to offer. 

    This year our goal is to include over 85 crops in the CSA share throughout the season. We’ve categorized the crops based on vegetable type and/or plant family to display the diversity and relative proportions of each group of vegetables that we include in our CSA share. Each plant family contains unique phytonutrients and antioxidants, many of which promote good health. We estimate our 2023 CSA share will include an average of 7 lb of produce weekly. For some this may feel like a lot of produce while for others this may only be a fraction of the produce they consume in a week. Our goal is to aid our CSA members in prioritizing whole, nutrient-dense food in their diets so that processed, nutritionally devoid food is squeezed out of the 3-5 lb of food, on average, we each consume daily.



    CSA Crop Breakdown


    Plant Categories

    Average lb/week

    Crops in Category

    Firm Greens

    12 types

    1.5 lb

    green cabbage, red cabbage, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, radicchio, Brussels sprouts, red okra, green okra, fennel, celery, rhubarb

    Leafy Greens

    21 types

    0.5 lb

    Romaine, oakleaf lettuce, bibb lettuce, red buttercrunch lettuce, arugula, sorrel, malabar spinach, mustard greens, Swiss chard, endive, kale, collard greens, mizuna, tatsoi, Tokyo bekana, amaranth, mache, boy choi, cress, spinach, borage

    Allium Family

    7 types

    0.5 lb

    Yellow onion, white sweet onion, red onion, green onion, scallion, leek, garlic

    Summer Squash & Fruit

    10 types

    0.25 lb

    Long English cucumber, pickling cucumber, patty pan squash, yellow summer squash, zucchini, watermelon, canary melon, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries

    Fall Squash

    12 types

    0.75 lb

    Spaghetti squash, delicata squash, acorn squash, butternut squash, buttercup squash, red kuri squash, pumpkin, kabocha  squash, blue hubbard squash, festival squash, white winter, turban squash

    Leafy Herbs

    26 types

    0.125 lb

    Italian basil, genovese basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary, summer savory, winter savory, dill, cilantro, sage, lavender, chervil, tarragon, chives, peppermint, spearmint, lovage, lemon basil, lemon balm, anise hyssop, wild bergamot, salad burnet, marjoram, chamomile, calendula

    Solanacea Family

    15 types

    1.5 lb

    Beefsteak tomato,orange beefsteak, cherry tomato, roma/plum tomato, heirloom tomato, tomatillo, eggplant, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, purple bell pepper, Hungarian wax pepper, jalapeno pepper, chili pepper, poblano pepper, habenero pepper, ground cherries

    Legumes & Corn

    9 types

    0.25 lb

    green bean, yellow bean, fillet bean, snap pea, pea, cowpea, lima bean, edamame; sweet corn

    Root Vegetables

    13 types

    0.75 lb

    Carrot, parsnip, radish, daikon radish, turnip, rutabaga, potato, red potato, kohlrabi, beet, golden beet, sunchoke, sweet potato


    7 lb



    CSA Crop Breakdown Chart


    CSA Share Crop Breakdown Chart

    You are what you eat so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.
    2022 CSA Week 28 Recipes

    We’ve made it to the end of our 2022 CSA season! We’ve strived to grow the best produce we are capable of, and we can honestly say that we put our all into this 2022 season. We’ve improved year over year, as many of our returning members have witnessed, and we hope you’ve created many delicious meals with the help of our produce throughout the season. The vegetables we included work well in a Thanksgiving spread, or you could chop everything together and make a very hearty soup. All of the leafy vegetable tops can be dehydrated and then added as a green addition to soups and stews in the depths of winter. Thank you for sticking with us through spring, summer, and fall. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season! Thank you for supporting our farm!

    2022 CSA Week 27 Recipes

    We’ve reached the second to last week of our CSA program, and we’re finishing the season out with a mix of cold hardy vegetables. Also, the small sweet peppers included in the bag are a mix of green and colored, though if you leave the green peppers in a bag in your fridge, they will most likely ripen and sweeten over a week or two. We’re finally beginning to cover all of our winter crops due to the hard frost in the forcast for next week. We’ll harvest these cold hardy crops from December through next spring, and you can shop our winter selection at the Boyert’s Farmers Market in Medina, or at the Countryside Farmers Market in Peninsula, both occuring on select Saturdays. Have a great week!

    2022 CSA Week 26 Recipes

    We are thankful for recent warm sunny weather. It’s allowed us to focus on transplanting and has allowed plants to continue sizing up. Typically, when we have hard frosts or snow at this time of year, we’re performing harvest triage where we must either cover or cut all crops of value. We love that our CSA program allows us to continue to connect with you all even though the outdoor market season has ended. We still have great produce this time of year, with great flavors and textures now that the heat of summer has passed. We hope you enjoy this week’s produce!