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 we are now proud to announce that the Buying Club model will be utilized in Summer 2018 at Ohio University.
University employees and community members are invited to participate in the 2018 Buying Club with weekly (Friday) pick-up on Ohio University's Athens Campus. 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 fleixibility, this program caters to a wide audience!
2018 Buying Club Details:
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CSA 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 CSA throughout the summer:
As we did for 2018, WellWorks will be executing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Summer 2019 CSA program. That RFQ will be made available in Fall semester of 2018. If you would like more information about this process, please contact Annie Laurie Cadmus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740.593. 9458.
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