–Cuyahoga County

“What is essential is invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Humane Food Options
in Cuyahoga County

Countywide

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leafHumane Farms in Cleveland

leaf Maggie’s Farm 

leaf Farmer’s Word:

“We are an urban farm in the Stockyards neighborhood of Cleveland. We use natural farming practices like permaculture and lasagna gardening methods. Our chickens are naturally fed with as much yard time as possible, they are humanely treated and have a great outdoor run for as much fresh air and outdoor time as possible.”

–Diane Morgan, Farmer

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Ethics.

leafYields
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  • Fresh, nutrient-rich chicken eggs from happy hens
  • Fresh, high-quality produce including gorgeous green spinach, sweet snap peas, crunchy carrots, crisp tuscan kale, delicious green onions, colorful Swiss chard,  golden beets loaded with beta carotene, spicy chives, aromatic chamomile, bright bushy dill plants, sweet fennel, and so much more.  Diane Morgan is always thinking up new things to grow!
  • Earthworms for compost

leafCommunity Supported Agriculture
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  • While Maggie’s Farm is currently launching new programs and experimental ideas, they’ve decided not to publicly offer a CSA package  for the 2012 season.  

  • Eggs and produce are available for purchase. To inquire, contact Diane Morgan via Local Harvest email (postemail.jsp) or by phoning Diane directly at the farm (216-961-3113).  

leafNotes
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leafLocation and Hours
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leafBest Methods of Payment
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leaf More Information
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leafHumane Farm Projects
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leaf City Fresh 

leaf Farmer’s Word:

“City Fresh meets the needs of both urban and rural communities by improving access to fresh, locally grown food for urban residents and increasing marketing opportunities in the city for local farmers. We are a movement of volunteers, farmers, youth and community members committed to local food and health in our community. City Fresh delivered over 13,000 shares in 2011, directly contributing more than $150,000 to  local farmers.”

–The New Agrarian Center, Home of the George Jones Farm and City Fresh

leaf Ethics
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leafCommunity Supported Agriculture
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leafNotes
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  • Besides the City Fresh pick up, the Lakewood Fresh Stop location includes a variety of local farm vendors,  such as Diane Morgan with her harvest from Maggie’s Farm, Bay Branch Farm, Old Husher’s Farm, and Geauga Family Farms.  

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  • CLEVELAND – MIDTOWN FRESH STOP — Trinity Commons

2230 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland 44115
Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 PM
June 12 – October 23, 2012

  • CLEVELAND HEIGHTSCoventry Library

1925 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Hts. 44118
Tuesdays 5:00 – 7:00 PM
June 12 – October 23, 2012

  • EAST CLEVELAND — Stephanie Tubbs Jones Medical Center

13944 Euclid Ave.
East Cleveland 44112
Tuesdays 4:00 – 6:00 PM
June 12 – October 23, 2012

  • BUCKEYE-SHAKER NEIGHBORHOOD, CLEVELAND — Shaker Boulevard

12000 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland 44120
Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:00 PM
June 12 – October 23, 2012

  • BEDFORD HEIGHTS — Friendship Mennonite Church

21881 Libby Road
Bedford Hts. 44146
Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 PM
June 13 – October 24, 2012

  • BEREA — Saint Thomas Episcopal Church

50 East Bagley Rd.
Berea 44017
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30 PM
June 13 – October 24, 2012

  • DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND Statler Arms 

1127 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland 44115
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM
June 13 – October 24, 2012

  • NEAR WESTSIDE CLEVELAND/NOVAK PARK — Cleveland Public Library

1900 Fulton Rd.
Cleveland 44102
Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30 PM
June 14 – October 25, 2012 

  • CLEVELAND KAMM’S CORNERWest Park Massotherapy 

4168 Rocky River Dr.
Cleveland 44111
Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00 PM
June 14 – October 25, 2012

  • OLD BROOKLYN — Grace Church 

2503 Broadview Rd.
Cleveland 44109
Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00 PM
June 14 – October 25, 2012

  • CLARK-FULTON NEIGHBORHOOD Metro Hospital

2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland 44109
Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30 PM
June 14 – October 25, 2012

15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood 44107
Thursdays 5:30 – 8:00 PM
June 14 – October 25, 2012

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  • Since 2000 the mission of the New Agrarian Center (NAC) is to develop healthy, sustainable & equitable local food systems. It does this through two programs:

    • The GEORGE JONES FARM of The  New Agrarian Center (NAC) includes 40 acres of former soybean fields that are being converted into a rich complex of market gardens, learning spaces, naturally designed buildings, and restored wetland, prairie, and woodland habitat. The Farm provides produce for City Fresh & Oberlin College, hands-on experience for students of the Lorain County Community College Certificate of Sustainable Agriculture program, local school groups and underprivledge children at a summer camp, applied research and learning for Oberlin College students and faculty and the community.

    • City Fresh, a program of the NAC, provides naturally grown, local produce  at weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fresh Stops in Cuyahoga, Lorain & Erie counties. City Fresh meets the needs of both urban and rural communities by improving access to fresh, locally grown food for urban residents and increasing marketing opportunities in the city for local farmers. Shares have two prices to accommodate low-income shareholders.

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leaf Lakewood Earth and Food (LEAF) Community

 leaf Farmer’s Word:

Lakewood Earth and Food Community is dedicated to the development of a more sustainable, healthful and economically viable community through environmentally responsible actions producing broad access to fresh, local foods, knowledge and culture..”

— Lakewood Earth and Food Community Mission

leaf Ethics
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leafYields
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  • Fresh, nutrient-rich chicken eggs from happy hens
  • Fresh, high-quality produce grown in Lakewood
  • Honey products, baked goods, and more
  • Sharpening Service for tools and knives
  • Vegan Foods 
  • Freshly brewed gourmet coffee micro-roasted in Cleveland
  • Artisan cheese
  • Locally made soup
  • Music played by local musicians

leafCommunity Supported Agriculture
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    • LEAF NIGHTS:
      Thursday evenings at the Lakewood Public Library, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. LEAF Night Markets are the delivery location for several Community Supported Agriculture programs, listed below. We proudly accept Ohio Direction.

    • NEW FOR 2012:
      LEAF Community Market is a participating market in the “Produce Perks” program!  This is a program of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy coalition, where Ohio Direction card holders can get buy one get one free market tokens (up to $10) for fresh fruits and vegetables.  Visit the customer service table at LEAF Night to learn more.

    • The LEAF Community offers the following CSA programs and also many visiting vendors in Lakewood in 2012.
      All of the programs listed below vend local produce, so items will vary depending on the growing season. Feel great that the following LEAF CSAs offer food that is grown within seventy-five miles, and picked within twenty-four hours of delivery!

LEAF CSA Options

      1. Bay Branch Farm a la Farm Carte

        Bay Branch Farm offers a buying club that allows members to put a down payment on vegetable purchases.  Interested members pay a minimum of thirty-five dollars to join.  Each week, members receive an email indicating what is available for sale.  Members pick and choose what they want and their account is deducted accordingly.  They offer a variety of leafy greens (lettuce, arugula, spinach, chard), carrots, radishes, beets, green onions, and garlic, among other tasty goodies right from the ground.  During most of the season (~ May-Oct), there will be about two weekly pick-up options, including LEAF Night at the Lakewood Library.

        CONTACT Annabel Khouri
        annabel@baybranchfarm.com
        216 970 5718
        baybranchfarm.com

      2. Old Husher’s Produce Prepaids

        Similar to Bay Branch’s a la farm carte (see listing above), but costs $50, instead of $35.

      3. Geauga Family Farms Organic CSA

        Geauga Family Farms is a cooperative of farms in the Geauga County Ohio area.  Geauga Family Farms CSA program will be delivered on Thursdays at LEAF Nights.  Geauga Family Farms will offer a twenty-week season in 2012.

        Pricing (one market bag per week for twenty week season):

        • Regular Full share $700
        • Regular Half share $425
        • Optional Extra Items:
          • One dozen eggs each week for twenty weeks: $65
          • One loaf of wheat bread each week for twenty weeks: $65
          • One jar of jam each week for twenty weeks (specify a flavor or they’ll choose): $65
          • One pound of ground beef each week for twenty weeks: $88

        To sign up, download the brochure.
        Mail the contract to:
        10401 Stuart Drive, Concord Township, Ohio  44077

        CONTACT: Laura Dobson
        ldobson@geaugafamilyfarms.org

      4.  City Fresh

        This program was initiated and is operated by the New Agrarian Center, a non-profit organization in Oberlin, Ohio.  Their employees work with sixteen local farmers to bring shares of produce to several locations in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.  LEAF Community volunteers work with City Fresh employees to manage the Lakewood Fresh Stop.

        Sign up for City Fresh Lakewood online at http://www.gotthenac.org/members

        How the program works:

        • Shareholders are required to prepay for shares at least one week in advance.  Low-income shareholders receive a discount.  The price for the regular-income shares is slightly padded to subsidize the low-income share cost and some administrative expenses.  Ohio Direction Card is proudly accepted.  The program will run for approximately twenty weeks.  Delivery will be weekly on designated “LEAF Nights” (for 2012, Thursdays starting on June Fourteenth) at the Lakewood Public Library, Main Branch.Pricing:
        • Family Share (enough for approximately three or four individuals)
          Regular Income: twenty-eight dollars per week
          Limited Income: sixteen dollars per week
        • Single Share (enough for approximately one or two individuals)
          Regular Income: fifteen dollars per week
          Limited Income: nine dollars per week
          To sign up:
        •  Download the brochure and mail in your registration to the address on the form, OR
        • Sign up online!

          For LEAF CSA programs information or to help out as a volunteer:

          CONTACT Chris, Crystal, Missy, or Annie at
          leafcsa@gmail.com

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leafBest Methods of Payment
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leaf More Information
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  • CSA webpage at http://www.leafcommunity.org/csa-programs

  • Since LEAF Nights depend greatly on volunteers, they are always looking for more people to help out.  Please let them know if you are able to join them.

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leaf Humane Artisans

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leaf Humane Venues

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leaf Humane Pet Foods

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