Meet Our Farmers
FarmShare supports small-scale, family farmers throughout the Northeast Ohio region both rural and urban. Most are located no more than 75 miles from Cleveland, and many are located much closer to home. Our weekly produce deliveries arrive fresh from the farm within 24-48 hours of harvest with minimal handling and packaging. We take pride in sourcing the highest quality produce available from farmers who practice Certified Organic as well as sustainable and conventional farming methods. All items delivered are identified with the name of the farmer/producer and their growing practices (Certified-Organic, Certified Naturally Grown, sustainable or conventionally grown).
Allow us to introduce a few of the fabulous farmers who grow for FarmShare!
LARRY LUSCHEK: INFINITE GARDEN FARM, LITCHFIELD
Infinite Garden Farm is a small organic vegetable farm. Farmer, Larry Luschek has used ecological methods for over 25 years and has been certified organic since 1988. Larry grows a full range of vegetable crops from May to December. He supplies Oberlin College food co-ops with fresh produce and also sells at local farmers markets. On Saturday mornings, you can find Larry at the Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Infinite Garden grows: garlic, peppers, broccoli, heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, lettuce, beets, greens Learn more about Infinite Garden Farm...
DANIEL & MICHELLE GREENFIELD: GREENFIELD BERRY FARM, PENINSULA
The Greenfield Berry Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown farm that features pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries and offers a wide variety of small fruits and vegetables. Farmers Daniel and Michelle Greenfield grow a wide variety of berries as well as vegetable crops. Honey is also available from the hives on the farm and the Greenfields also produce delicious jams and other farm-based products. The Greenfield Berry Farm also offers field trips and educational farm tours.
The Greenfield Berry Farm is located in the heart of the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is a Countryside Initiative Farm. This historic farmstead is surrounded by 33,000 acres of protected land and is situated on the outskirts of Peninsula Village at the intersection of Major and Oak Hill Roads. Perched at the edge of a wide plateau, the Greenfield Berry Farm affords visitors a charming place to pick berries and purchase vegetables, jams, honey, and more.
Greenfield Berry Farm grows: strawberries, blackberries, black raspberries, elderberries, gooseberries, asparagus, rhubarb, galic, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, sunflowers and more.
Learn more about Greenfield Berry Farm...
FLOYD DAVIS: RED BASKET FARM, KINSMAN
The Red Basket Farm is a small family farm specializing in the growing and selling of local, fresh and unique produce. It all started the summer of 2002 with a few rows of sweet corn. Today, Red Basket raises several acres of corn and a variety of vegetables. Red Basket's gourmet sweet corn has been a favorite among FarmShare subscribers.
Red Basket Farm grows: Sweet corn, lettuce, greens, beets, cucumbers, radishes, and more. Learn more about Red Basket Farm...
PETER MCDERMOTT & VIRGINIA HOUSTON: URBAN GROWTH FARMS, CLEVELAND
Urban Growth Farms is a team of farmers farming in urban Cleveland who believe in good food,
good cities and good soil. Urban Growth Farms supplies FarmShare with
sustainably grown produce grown right here in Cleveland.
Urban Growth Farm grows: carrots, Swiss chard, arugula, mustard greens, scallions, garlic, beets, and more. Learn more about Urban Growth Farms...
JOAN BLISS: BLISSFUL ACRES, MADISON
Joan Bliss, her husband Rob, and their three children, Wendell, Nora and Ella, live and farm in Madison Township. Joan has “officially” farmed for the past five years but has been involved on the farms of family and friends her entire life. Joan specializes in spring and fall crops like root vegetables that help provide delicious and nutritious sources of local sustenance during these “shoulder” seasons. She has a wealth of veggie knowledge to share and she enjoys canning and putting up her harvest as much as she loves growing it. Joan can be found most Saturday mornings at the Shaker Square market (unless she’s canning tomatoes or making applesauce). She also runs her own small Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Blissful Acres grows: Rhubarb, carrots, beets, turnips, celery, peppers, baby eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, baby bell peppers, sweet potatoes, kohlrabi, pie pumpkins, parsnips, parsley root, sunchokes, and more!