Avon Lake's Weekly Farmers' Market.. what's that about?

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Weekly Farmers' Market

Held every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at beautiful, lakefront Veterans' Memorial Park, Avon Lake's Weekly Farmers' Market will run from mid-June through October.  


What is a CSA and how does it work?

Avon Lake Waterfront is working with City Fresh, a not-for-profit CSA, or community supported agriculture program. Avon Lakers will act as shareholders, purchasing in advance a share of the produce from over 20 local, small farms within 70 miles of your neighborhood.

City Fresh brings the produce to Veterans' Memorial Park each week, and shareholders pick up their produce from that location.   Avon Lake's farmers' market is entirely run by volunteers.   

Each week, we take your order and work with the farmers to create the most well-balanced, healthy, and nutrient-dense share of what is in-season. A single share typically includes 8-10 items including greens, fruits, familiar vegetables, root crops, an herb, and something unique for your to experiment with. Family Shares typically include more of each item that is in the single share, plus we often include a few higher-priced items that we could not work into the budget of the single share.

When you arrive at Veterans' Park, you will sign in at the front table and be asked if you wish to pay for your next week's order. From there, the produce will be laid out on several tables and a list will be posted informing you what is in your share this week. You can then select your produce as you walk down the line of tables. Volunteers will be handy to help you with any questions about preparation you might have, or help you deal with good selection.

Quality Control happens three times before the food is laid out onto the tables: once by the farmers in the field, once again when the produce is washed and packed to be placed on our veggie truck, and once again by the volunteers at Veterans' Memorial Park before we open to the shareholders. Rarely, a piece of produce gets through that will not be to your standards. We are happy to replace such items the following week if you call or make arrangements via email with Avon Lake Waterfront staff.

Click here to download the City Fresh application.  Or sign up online:  www.cityfresh.org


How much does a share of the CSA cost?

The 2012 share prices are as follows:
  • Family Share (for 3-4 people): $28 per week; $560 for the full 20-week season
  • Single Share (for 1-2 people): $15; $300 for the full 20-week season
Avon Lake Waterfront proudly accepts cash, check and credit/ debit cards.  There is a $1 surcharge for all credit/ debit purchases.
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Wpw I have never heard of this sort of along the line of buying meats at a coop. Umm I am checking this out.

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