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Northeast Ohio food co-op puts members down on the farm
Three hours of  labor are required for buy-in; 10 days will get you a discount
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and ANNA STAVER


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Jenny Neel and her son Jordan Neel hand pick a row of beets.
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Food co-ops  – where families buy shares of produce direct from the farm – have been growing rapidly, and 35 are now doing business in Northeast Ohio. But one such operation in Bath – west of Akron – is doing that business a little differently. And, thanks to the spring rains – a little more intensely.

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Tom Haller uses a garden hoe to weed a row of root vegetables. He's done a wide variety of jobs at Crown Point, and says weeding is definitely hard work.


Tom Haller uses a garden hoe to weed a row of root vegetables. He's done a wide variety of jobs at Crown Point, and says weeding is definitely hard work.

Joanna Caley uses a garden hoe to weed carrots and turnips. She's been buying a share for six years, and she's been a working share member for two.


Joanna Caley uses a garden hoe to weed carrots and turnips. She's been buying a share for six years, and she's been a working share member for two.

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Please tell me how can I get on the waiting list to become a volunteer member. Thanks!


Posted by: Michelle Tallman (Hudson, Ohio) on March 5, 2013 8:03AM
What a wonderful tribute to each of you and the ministry you share with so many to make it all come together there at Crown Point. Sunday I visited and couldn't help but be impressed.

Blessings on you and all you do for others!

Ann,OP


Posted by: Ann Schmid,OP (Columbus,OH) on June 29, 2011 10:06AM
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