The WellWorks CSA program began in 2011 with Shade River Organic Farm serving as the provider. On a weekly basis, the Hamiltons delivered amazing vegetables and herbs to CSA supporters at Ohio University. This program was created in an effort to ensure our employees and members had easy access to local, nutrient-dense food. We genuinely believe that this program positvely contributes to the wellness of our community.
In 2018, due to time constraints, Shade River Organic Farm elected not to continue their relationship with the WellWorks CSA, so the University sought a suitable replacement through a county-wide Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Rural Action's Buying Club submitted the winning "bid" and the Buying Club model was first utilized in Summer 2018 at Ohio University. That model will continue again in 2019.
WellWorks Public Buying Club:
University employees, students and community members are invited to participate in the 2019 Buying Club with weekly (Fridays at noon) pick-up on Ohio University's Athens Campus in the Walter Hall parking lot. The program is managed by Rural Action and all produce is purchased from local farmers at the Chesterhill Produce Auction. This wholesale model of a Buying Club allows for a greater diversity in the produce received each week, which can be a limiting factor of a traditional CSA. It also allows you to opt-out of certain weeks that you know you'll be out of town AND opt-in even after it has started. With such flexibility, this program caters to a wide audience!
NEW in 2019: CDC Buying Club
The Child Development Center is commited to providing children and their families with education about and access to fresh, organic produce. In 2019, any individual who is a parent/caregiver to a child enrolled at CDC is eligible to participate in the CDC Buying Club, with pick-up on Tuesday afternoons. This Buying Club's format is identical to the WellWorks Public Buying Club explained above except that it is limited only to families/caregivers and staff of the CDC and pick-up occurs on Tuesdays. Please note: this program must remain private to the families and staff of students at the CDC and, therefore, eligibility will be verified by CDC staff before a registrant receives a confirmation. If you are not eligible for the CDC Buying Club you may, instead, register for the WellWorks Public Buying Club with pick-up on Fridays.
2019 Buying Club Details:
Receive Email Updates about future CSA programs or Buying Clubs supported by WellWorks:
If you would like to receive our email updates about Community Supported Agriculture and the Buying Club, please utilize the online email Sign-Up form.
Weekly produce content varies week-to-week and is different for every vendor. Each delivery provides vegetables that are growing in their garden at that time. Here is a list of vegetables and herbs that are typically included in an Ohio produce share throughout the summer:
August 25 - May 6
Monday - Thursday
5:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
May 6-August 23
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