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Cleveland Urban Growers Association


Cleveland Urban Growers Association

We are a community of market gardeners (for-profit) who meet regularly to learn how we can best support each other and better our practice.

Members: 121
Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2013


Coit Urban Farm

Started by Blayne Murray Apr 11, 2013.

Looking for bulk seed starting supplies 2 Replies

Started by Mari Keating. Last reply by Mari Keating Feb 28, 2013.

Kohlrabi needed

Started by Jay Szabo Oct 14, 2012.

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Comment by Steven Whiting on October 29, 2013 at 8:18am

Erich you have some choices. Coit Rd runs year round Wednesdays and Saturdays. North Union holds two indoor Saturday markets; Crocker Park in Westlake and Shaker Square. The county extesion office may know of others.(216) 429-8200.

Comment by Erich Hooper on October 25, 2013 at 2:41pm

Im looking for people that will be doing markets over the winter, to carry my product.

Comment by Blue Pike Farm on August 13, 2013 at 10:48am
I'm placing my fall cover crop seed order this week. Anybody interested in adding to the order? Pickup will be at Blue Pike Farm and can save you a trip to the boonies. blue.pike.farm at gmail if you are interested.
Comment by Kelly Powers on April 16, 2013 at 6:18pm

Does anyone have any idea how many farms are currently growing in Cleveland?  I am putting together a pitch for a Cooperative Forum and thought it would be an interesting statistic.  I am also kind of curious myself.  I know there are 225 Community Gardens, but what about market gardens?

Comment by Blayne Murray on April 11, 2013 at 10:39pm

There are three new Facebook groups that you all might be interested in. Join us!

Greater Cleveland Market Gardening Community 


GCMGC is for anyone involved in Market Gardening in the Greater Cleveland area. This is a place to share info, ideas, tools, talents, and camaraderie.

North East Ohio Food For Sale


This group has been made for the folks in the Cleveland, Ohio area that have food items that they have made or grown to post for sale. Think of this as your free online Farmers Market.

Rules are simple: Post the food or drink items you personally have either made (cooked, canned, bottled, jarred up, baked) or have grown (veggies, fruits, eggs, honey, meats) that you have to sell. Give a price, location and contact info. And when it sells please delete the post. Easy!!

If there is something you would like to buy but don't see it posted just start your message with Wanted: and the item(s) you are interested in.

Ohio Farmers Market Vendors


Thinking about selling at a market and have questions? Have you been selling for years and still learning what works? This is a place to bring questions and share what we've learned so far.

Comment by Glenn on February 2, 2013 at 8:48pm

Carl at Blue Pike Farm posted about this a couple of weeks ago.          This is a reminder that the registration deadline is Monday, February 4.     There is much information that is new to all but a few gardeners/farmers.  Biological farming methods have advanced to the point of near complete disease and insect resistance.  A healthy plant (one which provides ample exudates for the rhizosphere, complete sucking insect resistant proteins, lipids for airborne resistance, and insect indigestible plant secondary metabolites) should not need ANY pesticides, organic or otherwise.  A diseased or insect eaten plant is showing symptoms of poor health.  Recent understanding of ways to achieve plant health and optimal genetic expression and yields has made this possible.  This is the level of expectation of results from this method.  **Scholarships are still available for growers.**    http://www.localfoodcleveland.org/events/farming-for-optimal-nutrie...
Feb. 10 and Apr. 7, 9:30-4:30, 218 N. Pleasant St., Oberlin.
Register at: http://bionutrient.org/workshops

Comment by Blue Pike Farm on January 23, 2013 at 9:51am

This program might be of interest to you. I attended the workshop when it was offered in Berlin, OH and found the time and travel invested to be more than worth it. Lots of valuable information,  concepts and practices.

Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Food Association, www.bionutrient.org, and the Real Food Campaign, will be presenting a two day workshop titled:  Increasing Quality in the Food Supply.  This course will provide details of Biological Farming methods, which using limited biological and mineral based inputs, and no conventional or organic pesticides, achieve optimized nutrient density, disease and pest resistance, and often multiples of standard yields.

Sunday, February 10, and Sunday April 7, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 
Location:  The Boys and Girls Club, 218 North Pleasant St., Oberlin, Ohio, 44074.
The cost for the two sessions is $150.  **Scholarships are currently available if you are farming.**
Please register by February 4.  Info at:  http://bionutrient.org/workshops
Lunch will be pot luck.  
The course includes a lesson on soil nutrient balancing.  Please bring a copy of your soil test, if you have one.
Comment by Debbie Sillett on June 22, 2012 at 12:10pm

Stearns Homestead in Parma OH is looking for farmers interested in participating in our Farmer' Market.. Anyone interested can reach me at 440-882-6234 Thanks Debbie

Comment by Jessica Ferrato on November 29, 2011 at 5:35pm
Amanda, please contact Tim Smith at Community Greenhouse Partners:

Comment by Jay Szabo on August 22, 2011 at 9:29am

Hello Urban Growers,

One of my clients is looking for greens for their restaurant - any quality greens: arugula, mesclun mix, romaine ...  I am between crops and am trying to find local sources for them.  They need them this week.  If you have any let me know.  Farmer Jay


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