Crown Point Ecology Center’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is now open! There's nothing like bringing home fresh certified organic and sustainably grown vegetables, herbs, and berries! Even better, knowing exactly where your food comes from, who grew it, and how it was grown. Not only does being a CSA shareholder have a positive impact on you and your family, but you directly support our farm and community. Crown Point has been certified organic since 1994. We rely on the support from our community to operate in a sustainable and ecological manner.
Crown Point demonstrates its mission through fresh produce donation to the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank and other agencies in Summit County. In 2020, we donated over 5,500 pounds of organic produce, approximately 28% of our harvest! Crown Point also donates certified organic vegetable plants every spring to local community gardens such as Akron Community Garden and Let’s Grow Akron in efforts to reduce food insecurity in our community.
The early weeks of the CSA will include 5-7 vegetables and herbs each week. As the season progresses, the shares grow to 8-12 vegetables and herbs each week. We also partner with local organic farms to provide additional berries and unique produce or other food items to our shareholders. A U-Pick tomato patch allows members to add to their shares. We recommend Standard Shares for households of two people and Large Shares for a household of three or four.
**Please check back for additional shares for eggs, cheese, meat, etc.**
CSA Shareholders assume the risks of each growing season such as drought, too much rain, unanticipated insect pressure, etc. However, we carefully plan a diverse portfolio of crop varieties to ensure a plentiful harvest, even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. We're in this together!
Summer Share: The 19-week share begins the week of May 31st and extends to the week of October 11th. (There will be no pickups the week of July 4th as we take this week to begin succession planting for late summer and fall.)
Winter Share: The five week winter share will begin the week of October 18th through November 15th. Signups will be taken in September.
$450 19-Week Standard Share ~$24/Week (Your purchase includes a $50 individual membership*)
$800 19-Week Large Share ~$42/Week (Your purchase includes a $50 individual membership*)
*CSA purchase includes a membership. Membership provides early access to our plant sale and a discount on some workshops and events.*
Half down (initial deposit) at sign up with the balance due by April 1, 2021*
Standard Share half = $225
Large Share half = $400
Pay in full at sign up
Credit card - Registering with a credit card can be completed by clicking www.bidpal.net/csa. When registering by credit card, a fee of 2.5% will be charged.
Check (Preferred) - To pay with a check please email firstname.lastname@example.org The initial deposit holding your registration must be received within 14 days of your sign up.
Checks should be made out to:
Crown Point Ecology Center and sent to PO Box 484, Bath, OH 44210
Deposits not received within 14 days may jeopardize your registration.
Final payment must be received by April 1, 2021.
*Down payments are non-refundable!