Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Weekly, beginning June 12
MidTown Fresh Stop is run by volunteers from Trinity Cathedral and the MidTown neighborhood in cooperation with City Fresh, a nonprofit program of the New Agrarian Center. The goal of City Fresh is to build a more just and sustainable local food system in Northeast Ohio. City Fresh seeks to meet the needs of both urban and rural communities by improving access to fresh locally grown food for urban residents and marketing opportunities in the city for local farmers.
Fresh Stops offer weekly “share bags” that include a mix of produce available from local farmers each week. The contents of each bag will vary according to what produce is available that week. The share bag program is a form of cooperative purchasing in which a group of neighbors purchase a share of produce from a local farmer. The farmer receives payment upfront in exchange for a bounty of produce throughout the growing season. This is a form of “community supported agriculture” in which a group of people support a local farmer or group of local farmers by committing a portion of their weekly food budget to supporting that farm.
On Tuesdays (beginning June 12) during the growing season, shareholders visit Trinity (2230 Euclid Ave., free parking is available in the lot on Prospect Ave.) to pick up deliveries of fresh produce grown by farmers within 75 miles of downtown Cleveland. Shares must be pre-ordered one week in advance.
Family Share (for 3-4 people): $28*
Single Share (for 1-2 people): $15*
*Persons on limited income according the WIC guidelines can purchase their shares $16 for a family share (3-4 people) and $9 for a single share (1-2 people) and pay on the day of pick-up with Ohio Direct Card.
To order a share, email email@example.com for an order form or download a form at: http://cityfresh.org/sign-up-shares. To volunteer, please see Ben or Chris Borns or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support of local and sustainable food!