Rural Action is pleased to announce that the Chesterhill Produce Auction (CPA) has launched into its 11th season earlier this month. During the month of May, the Produce Auction features fresh local produce including peak-season strawberries and fresh flowers. The Strawberry Day Auction, a special event for the CPA, will be held on Thursday, May 28 beginning at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The Strawberry Day Auction is CPA’s final special event of May 2015. It will feature quality locally grown strawberries just entering into their peak season. Buyers can expect fresh varieties and tastes from each grower. Additionally, flowers, plant starts, and other produce will be available.
The Chesterhill Produce Auction was established in 2005 to improve access to fresh, local produce in a friendly atmosphere. Auctions occur each Monday and Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. from May through October. Products are available in lot sizes to serve a wide variety of customers, including grocers, restaurants, hospitals and households. Since 2005, the Auction has grown significantly and now features over 120 local growers who sell a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Growers receive annual food safety training through OSU Extension, and information on individual grower’s production methods is available.
Current Auction prices and product information as well as prices from previous seasons from is available at www.ohiofoodshed.org. Businesses interested in sponsoring future events, may contact Tom Redfern at 740-677-4047 ex.21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Auction will be held at 8380 Wagoner Rd. in Chesterhill, OH. Concessions will be available during the auction including homemade donuts, and fry pies. The Chesterhill Produce Auction Country Store also offers locally made soaps, breads, and sweets and is open during auction hours.
Rural Action is a membership based organization working to build sustainable local economies in Appalachian Ohio. For more information about Rural Action’s work visit www.ruralaction.org. For more information on Ohio’s local food systems, visit www.ohiofoodshed.org.
Rural Action invites all press to attend the Strawberry Day Auction.
Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry