With the uncertainty of farmers markets this year, a joining a farm CSA in Columbus is one of the best ways to ensure you’ll have fresh, local products this year.
These subscription services with farms are usually offered during the growing season from June through September, and may include produce, dairy, meat, and more. Buying directly from the farm directly supports that family and farm, and ensures they can continue to provide food for the community. If you don’t want to commit to a subscription program, you can buy produce, meat, and dairy directly from many farms in Columbus.
CSA stands for “community-supported agriculture”. Essentially you pay for your “share” of the farm before the season begins, which helps the farms to have the money ahead of time to buy supplies, seeds, equipment and such. Your options among the various farms may include weekly or biweekly pickups or delivery; 1-4 person shares; vegetables, fruits, bakery goods, dairy, or meat.
CSA payments are usually one lump sum or a series of payments ahead of time to receive a box of seasonal produce throughout the growing season.
We’ve gathered a list of farm CSA options in Columbus, as well as farms that offer online orders for pickup or delivery. Additionally, we added a few third party options offering products from multiple local farms, so you can order a wider variety at once.
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Produce Delivery and Local Farm CSA’s in Columbus and Central Ohio
Subscription CSA in Columbus
These farms offer a traditional CSA subscription plan; but may also offer online shopping and add-on’s.
New Century CSA
OFFERING: Fruits and vegetables. Small, medium, or large shares. You choose the items you wish to receive each week from the available options.
SCHEDULE: Weekly or biweekly; full season (24 weeks) or summer season (16 weeks)
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Home delivery based on zip code; or farm pickup in Circleville on Thursdays
Jorgenson Farms (Organic)
OFFERING: You pick which produce and herbs you get each week from 8-10 available items (FULL for 2020)
SCHEDULE: 20 weeks of fresh produce and herbs between May and September.
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Pickup at the farm on Thursdays, or at select farmers markets
ONLINE SHOP: Not part of the CSA? You can shop the online farmers market for delivery on Tuesdays and Fridays to homes in New Albany and Westerville; or pickup at the farm or Worthington Drive-Thru Market on Saturday mornings
Shady Grove Farms (South Solon)
OFFERING: Vegetable, meat, and eggs shares
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Farm pickup and Columbus and surrounding areas delivery
OTHER SHOPPING: Occasional pop-up markets at the North Market. Pre-order by Facebook comment or message, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spotted Pig Farm (Cardington)
OFFERING: Regular or Large shares run from April through December. Shares consist of grass fed beef, free range chicken, and pasture raised pork, as well as chicken eggs from a gmo free, free range flock. The cuts are mixed and differ month to month. November’s share will provide you a free range, GMO-free fed turkey for your Thanksgiving or Harvest meal, and to wrap up the CSA season, your December share will feature a Christmas ham, pork or beef roast. Extras are added to shares, such as jams, salsas, fresh honey and more.
ADD-ON’s: Wallace Homestead/Cackleberry Hollow Farm produce CSA can be added to your subscription
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Pick ups will happen at the farm in Cardington on the first Saturday morning of each month, or doorstep delivery for an additional fee.
VanScoy Farms (Ridgeway)
OFFERING: Vegetable CSA with a variety of crops
ADD-ON’s: Beef and goat meat available for additional purchase
SCHEDULE: 20 week biweekly share, or 20 week weekly share. VIP option allows you to choose your produce and meat items
PICKUP/DELIVERY: VanScoy Farms or Worthington Farmers Market
ONLINE SHOP: Can also purchase directly from our farm outside of Ridgeway, Ohio by calling Phone 937-363-3205
Veggies and Eggs by Dan (Centerburg)
OFFERING: Market-style CSA; choose your vegetables with guidance. Organic, but not certified
ADD-ON’s: Weekly Egg-share Add-on to CSA
SCHEDULE: 16 week CSA Membership, or a “starter” 4 week CSA membership to see if the program is right for you
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Pickup at the farm stand
ONLINE SHOP: Pre-pay, Weekly Egg Pickup @ New Albany
Farm pickup and delivery for produce; No Subscription required
These farms and organizations offer buy-as-you-need produce, including seasonal boxes or online shopping. This is a great option for those who may not be able to use up weekly boxes in time, or whose schedules don’t accommodate regular pickup due to a busy schedule or summer travel.
Multi-acre operation scattered across dozens of urban parcels. Offers subsidized prices, and accepts payments through food and nutrition incentive programs
OFFERING: CSA Weekly Produce Bag Program, farmers markets, Franklinton Farms’ Farm Stand, and online orders for pickup
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Franklinton pickup, or drive-thru Worthington Farmers Market
ONLINE SHOP: Greens, veggies, herbs, jams, flowers, and plant starters
Bird’s Haven Farm (Granville)
OFFERING: Weekly Market Bags are posted on their Facebook page when available. Eggs are occasionally available
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Market bags available for pickup at 326 W Maple St in Granville Village with prepayment. Produce will be available for purchase at the Granville Farmer’s Market.
Seven Acre Farm (Dublin)
Soil-based vertical farm located in Dublin, specializing in the production of high-quality veganic microgreens
OFFERING: Locally grown microgreens
SUBSCRIPTION: Order a la carte or via subscription directly from the farm, or through Market Wagon Columbus
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Home delivery direct from farm to selected areas around Dublin, Powell, and Worthington, or to a larger service area through Market Wagon.
Seminary Hill Farm
OFFERING: Order what you want, when you want it every week of the CSA season without the obligation of subscribing to the entire length of the season. Program is similar to an online farmer’s market.
SCHEDULE: May 11th – November 19th
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Pickup in German Village, Grandview, Delaware, Worthington, Italian Village, or Powell
Unique urban farm that never uses synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. No subscription required.
OFFERING: Veggie Boxes available weekly, or order 4 or more at a time with recurring payment.
ADD-ON’s: City Bird Columbus Eggs, Veg a-la-carte, and seedling boxes (these can be
SCHEDULE: Weekly or as needed
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Merion Village or Upper Arlington.
ONLINE SHOP: Shop weekly boxes or add-on’s
Rock Dove Farms (West Jefferson)
Small organic salad farm located just 20 miles west of Columbus
OFFERING: Pre-Order for pick up at the farm or Worthington Drive-thru Market (tba for other seasonal markets)
Farm Bucks are $100 punch-cards (worth $125) or $50 punch-cards (worth $55) that can be used at any Rock Dove Farm stand.
ADD-ON’s: tomato seedlings
ONLINE SHOP: website for pre-order
Fox Hollow Farm Naturally (Fredericktown)
OFFERING: Pasture-raised products (lamb, beef, chicken, pork), microgreens, broth, eggs and more. Order online at the website
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Pickup at the farm or the closest pickup location including Columbus, Fredericktown, Gambier, German Village, and Westerville
Oink Moo Cluck (Sunbury)
OFFERING: Family run farm offering Ohio grown Pork, Beef, Chicken, Lamb, & Eggs. We are all natural, no hormones, steroids, or antibiotics.
SCHEDULE: Order cut-off is by close of business on Wednesday however we will try our best to fill all orders until Friday for deliveries the following Saturday
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Home Delivery available for orders $50 and more. $10 fee and some restrictions to location; select pickup locations available
Other Local Food Delivery
Great River Organics
OFFERING: Standard, pre-packed CSA boxes of products from certified organic farms in Ohio 2020 link
Certified Organic Vegetable Share from Great River Organics; weekly for peak season (15 weeks) or full season (23 week) or every other week option for 11/12 distributions.
“Taste of CSA” from Great River Organics: Once a month distribution for 5-6 months. Monthly option will be the same size as a weekly option, but is a great choice for those who don’t want to commit to regular deliveries.
Non-Organic Fruit Share from Quarry Hill Orchards: Non-organic, Ohio-grown fruit share that includes cherries, apples, pears, plums, apricots, peaches, blueberries, and grapes, with occasional organic selections from partner farms. Available for every other (7/8 weeks), or every week for 15 weeks.
SCHEDULE: Weekly, every other week, or monthly
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Free home delivery until the Stay-at-Home order is lifted. Optional delivery for a fee after July 31. Neighborhood pickups are preferred to save the farm time and money.
The Yellowbird Foodshed
SUBSCRIPTION BOXES: Products from 100 food producers in Ohio
Weekly Farm Food Box: based on what’s fresh in Ohio. Sizes are mini, base, and full, $25-$45/week
Biweekly Artisan Cheese Share: $15/week
ONLINE SHOP: Huge variety of Ohio products available to shop anytime, including produce, meat, eggs, dairy, grocery, gluten-free, frozen, special diets, and merchandise. Orders must total $25 or more.
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Delivery available in certain locations for $10; or pickup in various locations in Columbus
Market Wagon Columbus
An online farmers market that delivers local food from 16 Central Ohio farms and artisans to Columbus and surrounding areas
OFFERING: Milk, eggs, bread, meat, baked goods, herbs, charcuterie, wellness products, snacks, and more
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Home Delivery for a flat $5.95 fee to any address in the delivery area. No subscription required. Optionally, free home delivery for Wagon Pass subscribers ($14.95/month ~or~ $149/year)
Local Meat Club
Owners of local sausage company, The Good Frank, buy grass fed beef from a Northern, Ohio Amish family to offer a meat CSA on demand.
OFFERING: Members can order grass fed beef, pastured pork, and other artisan products on demand, and will have the option to buy into a herdshare. Membership is $14.95/mo or $99 annual. Order what you want when you want it at wholesale prices.
We will be updating our list of Farmer’s Markets in Columbus as details about the upcoming markets are released in light of the social distancing orders.
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