Central Ohio fresh-food lovers will enjoy new food and location options for participation in community-supported agriculture through Methodist Theological School in Ohio’s Seminary Hill Farm. Registration is now open for 2017 CSA shares, available weekly in three sessions spanning the months of May through October. Information and online registration are available at www.seminaryhillfarm.org.
This year, CSA members may choose where and when to pick up their weekly shares: Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware, or Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mirada apartment community, 1 Mirada Drive N., in Lewis Center, 2 miles north of I-270 on U.S. Route 23.
CSA members will have new flexibility in assembling their weekly shares in 2017. Each week, an average of 12 seasonal varieties of fresh, hyper-local ingredients from the farm will be offered, with portions of each ingredient assigned values ranging from three to six credits. A member is free to choose more of one item and less of another. A CSA Full Share provides a member with 40 credits per week to spend; a Half Share provides 25 credits.
Each of the three 2017 CSA sessions is eight weeks long. Summer Session 1 runs May 4-June 27, with ingredients including carrots, lettuce mix, turnips, radishes, spinach, new potatoes, scallions, garlic, asparagus, onions and fresh herbs.
Summer Session 2, July 6-Aug. 29, will feature tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, tomatillos, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash, watermelon, onions, salad mix, sweet corn, and fresh herbs such as basil, cilantro and dill. The Fall Session, Sept. 7-Oct. 31, will include turnips, kale, Swiss chard, pumpkins, winter squash, kohlrabi, cabbage, carrots, beets, spinach, radishes, parsnips, parsley, thyme and sage.
Full Shares for each session are $320, payable online at www.seminaryhillfarm.org. Half Shares are $200.
Seminary Hill Farm is a place of theology, ecology and good food for all. The USDA-certified organic farm spreads over more than 6 acres of the MTSO campus.
Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Danny Russell, communications director