Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cleveland CSA: Central Roots

That's right...it's CSA season again!!!

I've got a new kid on the block to tell you about, Central Roots!

Now in their second growing season, Central Roots is currently accepting applications for their 2012 CSA until June 20, 2012, which will run weekly from June 22nd through December 21st.

Matthew Pietro, Sarah Sampsell & Todd Alexander    
Don't let the newbie status scare you off, Central Roots is growing a lot of stuff, over 60 varieties of  produce & they know their stuff!

Who are they?

Sarah, Todd, and Matt founders of Central Roots have a love for Cleveland and a passion to grow, eat, and sell healthy food!  Their goal is to make healthy food hassle free.

What makes them special?

Central Roots is committed to producing nutrient-dense, flavorful vegetables and fruits.  They utilize a practice called ‘integrated pest management’, in which they confuse insects and disease to reduce or altogether eliminate the need for pesticides and fungicides. What does that mean for you?  No chemicals!

And um, they are farming under the skyline of downtown Cleveland - that in of itself is just cool!

Where are they?

Central Roots actually has two farms, one at the Ohio City Farm: West 25th and Franklin Avenue (CSA pick-up point) and one at the Thackeray Avenue Orchard: East 59th and Thackeray Avenue.

They also have a food stand at Ohio City Farm: West 25th & Franklin Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 each week; Friday & Saturdays, 9am - 3pm, June - November.

For more info, check out the CSA page on their website or their blog!

Got questions?  Give'em a shout!

Keep It Healthy!
The Hoff

Shout out to Wendy of the Earth Day Coalition for passing this info along!

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