Eating locally grown food reduces your dependence on fossil fuels (to bring food to you) and supports your local economy. It’s also healthier to consumer produce that’s grown in the same bioregion. Producing your own food strengthens your connection to the Earth and increases one’s appreciation for natural cycles of life. So participate in a community garden, shop local, and/or grow your own nourishment.
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- Blue Limestone Park
- Delaware County Community Market
- Greenwood Lake
- Ohio Wesleyan University
- Ross Park
- Sunnysquare Apartments
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
- Blossom Acres Produce is an Amish farm, located in Coshocton, that provides weekly CSA deliveries to locations in the area, including Powell, Westerville and Delaware.
- Finding Hope Farms, an egg CSA based on free roaming, antibiotic and hormone free, ridiculously happy chickens.
- LocalHarvest.org is an online directory of CSAs, farms, farmers markets–real farmer, real food, real community.
- Seminary Hill Farm at Methodist Theological School in Ohio is part of its Sustainability and Land Initiative.
- Stratford Ecological Center is a non-profit educational organic farm and nature preserve on 236 acres that has a farm market and many other ways to get involved.
- Wayward Seed Farm CSA/Marysville
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a community of individuals who share both the responsibility and reward of a local farm. The farmers receive the benefit of a stable market, and its members receive the benefit of clean, safe, locally grown food. A true CSA has the value of community-building at its core.
- Delaware County Farm Bureau Federation
With more than 230,000 members, Ohio Farm Bureau is Ohio’s largest general farm organization, a federation of 87 county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. Members include farmers, food enthusiasts, teachers and anyone who enjoys rural Ohio. The Delaware federation can be reached at the above contact info.
Farmers and Community Markets
- The Delaware County Community Market, 222 East William Street, Sat 10a – 12p (June to Oct), Tues 3p – 5:30p (July to Sept)
- Main Street Delaware’s Farmers’ Market, weekly on Sandusky Street sidewalks, (740) 362-6050
This is a seasonal open air market. All items sold at the market are produced in Delaware or surrounding counties. 10 1/2 Sandusky Street in downtown Delaware, Ohio. Saturdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm ; Wednesdays, 3 – 6pm May – October
- Miller’s Country Gardens, 2488 St. Rt. 37 West (Central Ave.)
- The Original Delaware Farmer’s Market at the County Fairgrounds