Chesterhill Produce Auction

About the Auction

The Chesterhill Produce Auction is a rural food hub in Appalachian Ohio operated by Rural Action with support from community members. Started in 2005, the auction serves as a marketplace for dozens of local growers reaching hundreds of buyers from throughout southeast Ohio and West Virginia each season. From restaurants sourcing from local producers to home buyers who can and preserve, the auction has fresh produce in quantities to satisfy the needs of any buyer.

Every Monday and Thursday from May through October the auction is both an economic and social center in Morgan County, bringing together business owners as well as friends and neighbors enjoying camaraderie around local food.

Never heard of a produce auction? At their core, produce auctions are markets where fresh fruits and vegetables are sold, at auction, often in large quantities, to a range of buyers. Buyers and sellers are issued numbers, a clerk records the transactions, customers pay at the end of the auction, and growers are given weekly checks for what they sell.  The auction deducts a commission from the sellers to pay expenses. Produce is brought in on horse drawn buggies, in cars and on trucks, it is laid out on pallets for customers to inspect, creating an array of impressive bounty. Produce auctions serve as a way to aggregate produce from multiple growers; creating the capacity to serve larger buyers. They also create commercial destinations in rural areas.

For more information about the Chesterhill Produce Auction, please visit www.ohiofoodshed.org or contact auction manager Tom Redfern at 740-677-4047 or tomr@ruralaction.org.

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2014 Season

Click Here to Download the 2014 Chesterhill Produce Auction Brochure which includes the detailed information on buying, selling and special events!

Directions

The Chesterhill Produce Auction is located at 8380 Wagoner Road , between Route 555 and Route 377, southwest of Chesterhill, Ohio in Morgan County.

From Athens:
Take US-50/OH-32E toward Belpre (5.2 mi)
Turn left onto OH-690 (5.1 mi)
Turn right onto OH-550 (6.2 mi)
Stay straight and go onto OH-377 (3.1 mi)
Turn left on Wagoner Rd./CR-41 (1.1 mi)
End at 8380 Wagoner Rd.