Local Food Sources

Other sources of info 

Toledo, Ohio, Region



The next time you are tempted to go to WalMart for cheap food, consider this: 
The High Cost of Cheap Food

Local Food Sources
CSA Farms   

Farmers Markets 
Organic Flowers
Restaurants, other

Farms (see Urban Ag)



Farmers Markets

Restaurants, other

*Retail Markets*

Phoenix Earth Food Co-op - Toledo's Natural Food  Co-op - on Facebook  
    1447 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, Ohio, 419 476 3211
Our local Toledo, Ohio, food co-op, where I do most of my shopping. Started by vegetarians, but now provides a supply of good local pasture raised meat in the frozen food department.

Health Foods by Claudia
    3904 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH, 419-474-2400 
    (New name, new location! Open August 6, 2010) 
    Claudia is a great supporter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Bassett's Health Foods
    3344 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH, 419- 531-0334, or 1-800-783-7817
    and also at
4315 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo OH, 419-382-4142

Health Yourself - Herbs and vitamins - specializing in education
    10075 Fremont Pike (Rt. 20), Perrysburg
    (Across the street from Giant Eagle, by Walgreens)
    Vickie, 419-874-3355

Zingerman's in Ann Arbor
Sourdough bread, artisan cheeses

all things food 
114 N. Main St.
Bryan, OH 43506
More local food sources in northwest Ohio www.eatinglocalfoods.org 

*For Local Sources of grass-fed meat and milk in the Toledo, Ohio, area, contact Kris

*CSA Farms* 
(Community Supported Agriculture)
     Other info on CSA's

TenMile Creek Farm CSA
Fresh, seasonal produce
Robin Ford-Parker
Berkey, OH (west of Sylvania)

Bittersweet Farms CSA
12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Road
Whitehouse, OH 43571

Contact: Elliot West
419-875-6986, ex 1205
www.bittersweetcsa.com and also at 

BP Farms, LLC
6300 Rea Rd.
Dundee, MI 48131
(734) 891-0734

Seeds of Hope All Natural Farm Market - Seeds of Hope Farm was run Sr. Rita Wienken, but in 2012 she moved to Bryan and started a hands on consulting business to help farmers be productive with fewer chemicals.  See Sr. Rita
Sponsored by Franciscan Earth Literacy Center
194 St. Francis Ave.
Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Friendship Farms (CSA)
Susan Muenzer
9960 Berkey Southern Rd.
Waterville, OH 43566
See also http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M20858 

Gardenview Flowers 
11160 US Route 24 
Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522 
Their CSA Program is now gone - find them at farmers markets  

Sister Rita Wienken - her story in the Blade
Seeds, Soil, Hope for a Sustainable Future (see last educator)
05005 County Road 13
Bryan, OH 43506

Harvest Sun Farm (CSA)
Jeff Eschmeyer
New Knoxville, Ohio (southwest of Lima)

Riehm Farms  - Market and CSA
7244 North State Route 53
Tiffin, OH 44883
 (between Tiffin and Fremont, near Old Fort)
Contact: Diane Riehm 
They have CSA memberships with drop offs in Toledo and surrounding areas.
Check websites for hours and locations.

Shared Legacy Farms CSA  
Kurt Bench
3701 S. Schultz-Portage Road
Elmore, Ohio 43416 (southeast of Perrysburg)
Phone: 419-862-3576
See Bench Farms

Schooner Farms CSA
Don and Becky Schooner
14890 St Rt 235, Weston, Ohio 43569 (southwest of Bowling Green)
They also have pick-your-own berries and
shiitake and oyster mushrooms.

Shalom Farm 
James J. & Julia N. Gorrell
11631 State Route 109, Delta, Ohio 43515
Phone: 419-367-8678
Shalom Farm is a very small dairy-goat farm in northwest Ohio.

Alpine's Joy - with dairy goat and milk shares
www.alpinesjoy.com - dbschrock1223@yahoo.com 

9220 Noward Road, Waterville OH 43566
419-262-2423 (Jim), 419-308-5370 (Heather - for CSA)
See their story at www.locallygrowngoodness.com 

Wood Lane Farm CSA
705 W. Newton Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-5059

*Other Local farms*

Maumee Valley Growers www.maumeevalleygrowers.com 

Bench Farms/The Grainary
9151 Jerusalem Rd (Rt. 2 - a little over 5 miles east of Pearson Park)
Curtice, Ohio
They have an excellent selection of standard and unusual vegetable and flower seedlings in their big greenhouse, along with some organic fertilizers.

C/J Natural Meats (no pesticides, pasture raised meat & dairy)

Nothing But Nature Farm (Certified Organic)
Phil & Diane Sherry
9780 Rd 171
Oakwood, OH 45873 (near Defiance)

Sage Organics (certified organic)
Elizabeth Bergman
217 E 11th St
Genoa, OH
Sells at Toledo Farmers Market

Galbraith's Lucky Farms
Doug & Karin Galbraith
16440  Dixon
Petersburg, Michigan
Locally grown produce - available at Saline Farmers Market  

Goat Feathers Farm
Penny Parker
Dairy  Goats
10464 Pemberville Rd., Wayne, OH 43466
on Facebook

Green Field Farms (central Ohio Co-op)
Fredericksburg, Ohio
Certified Organic, Amish

D-K Cattle
2168 S. Kelso Rd
Pittsford, MI 49271 (South of Jackson, MI)
Grass fed, pasture raised meat

U-Pick Blueberries (no pesticides)
Jill & Mark
15682 Albain Rd.
Petersburg, Mich
734-279-2308 - Please call first.
See http://www.pickyourown.org/ for other you pick farms

J & A Alpines
Janice Merritt
3053 CR 118
Fremont, OH
419-992-4652  jandaalpine@yahoo.com 
Free-range chickens, eggs, herd share plans - goats

K & P Farms
Prakash & Kyrman Thrombe
7150 Corduroy Rd (just west of North Curtice Rd)
Oregon, OH 43618
Fresh eggs from natural raised chicken - free run, wild, scratch and eat. Goats and chickens on pasture. Their operation is curtailed after a serious barn fire killed most of their animals. But they are back in egg production now - Their story


Homestead Gardens - Produce & Herbs
Ed, Cheryl & Ben Lachowski
      16394 Wapakoneta Rd
    Grand Rapids OH 43522
  Phone: 419-832-0215 (call them to get on their mailing list.)
  • Specializing in Heirloom Vegetables.

  • Emphasizing freshness, supreme flavor and nutrition

  • Organic and least-toxic farming practices

  • Over 25 years of organic growing and research experience

  • Nurturing healthy soils, healthy food, and healthy people.

Products include heirloom tomatoes (40 varieties), oriental greens, amaranth, colored and fingerling potatoes, lettuce, radishes, beets, kale, Swiss chard, Malabar spinach, culinary herbs and 15 varieties of basil. They sell some of their produce at Phoenix.
He has worked at Rodale Institute. Very interested in promoting sustainable ag in area.


Honored Prairie - Fellowship of Family Farms  http://www.honoredprairie.com/ 
Home base is in Indiana, but there is a pickup point in the Toledo area. 

Luginbill Family Farm
Dean, Tim, Gary, Deric, Jacob
"Believing that the Creator's design is still 
the best pattern of the biological world"

14162 Road 3
Pandora, Ohio 45877 (west of Findlay)
Naturally raised free range eggs, grass fed beef, pastured pork, free range broilers, free range turkeys.
They sell at the Perrysburg Farmers Market, Thursday afternoons in downtown Perrysburg.

Omega Meats, by Graham Farms
Lindsay Graham
Grassfed Beef & Chicken
11415 Pollock Rd
Grand Rapids, OH 43522
419-392-6868 (call to order or arrange a visit)
Their brochure

Richards Farm
Jim & JoDel Richards
18825 Pemberville Road
Pemberville OH 43450

Sand Ridge Elk Farm
Fine quality meats, steaks, roasts, burgers
J.T. & Julie O'Neil, & sons Nathan & Jordon
9521 U.S. 20
Delta, OH 43515
Ph 419-923-5051
Fax 419-923-5052

Toad Hill Organic Farm
16261 Run Rd.
Danville Ohio 43014 (between Columbus & Akron)
740-599-9809 * http://toadhill.tripod.com/CSA.htm 

Timberlane Farms is a certified organic farm managing 100 cows on rotational intensive grazing. Grassfed beef is available - check website. Their milk is sold to Organic Valley .
Jeff and Jackie Dean,
5285 State Rte. 101, Clyde Ohio, 43410.

WEBER RANCH in Liberty Center Ohio
Pastured Meat & More
Michelle & Tony Weber
General questions:
Get in touch with tony:
Phone: 406-529-8507

E.A.T. Food for Life Farm
Dan & Nancy Kremer
Yorkshire Ohio
E.A.T. Food for Life Farm is a 140 acre certified organic family farm located in northern Darke county near North Star, Ohio, a hour northwest of Dayton. 419-336-LIFE(5433).

Mulberry Creek Herb Farm
3312 Bogart Road,   Huron, Ohio 44839
Phone: (419) 433-6126 -  Fax: (419) 433-6126

Natural Farms 
2077 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716
(source of raw milk cheeses used by some folks in our area - Look for North Farm cheeses at - very reasonable by the case - can be frozen)

Nourishing Meadows 
(source of Meadow Maid raw milk cheeses ) 
5564 York Road 
Versailles, Ohio 45380 
PHONE: (937) 337-8491 Ask for Paul 
E-mail us: info@nourishingmeadows.com

FamilyFarms' Cooperative (Detroit/Ann Arbor area)
For current customers in Ann Arbor/Detroit
Richard and Annette Hebron

Farmstead Cheese Associates
P.O. 2,  Winfield, PA 17889  

Green Pastures Dairy
2353 Bromfield Road
Carlton, MN 55718
(218) 384-4513
Raw milk cheese source. Informative Website

Buckeye Grove Farm (cheese) http://www.buckeyegrovefarmcheese.com/ 
Jake & Dixie Scheiderer
50543 twp. 141
Beallsville, OH. 43716
Ph: (740) 926-1904

I found these sites at http://www.northfarm-coop.com/ 

Evergreen Acres
Baltic, Ohio (between Sugar Creek and Millersburg)
They have beef broth for $7/gal.

Huffman's Produce
4645 East U.S. Highway 6
Pemberville,OH 43450
Contact Information:
Paul Huffman
(419) 287-3388

The Chef's Garden - on the shores of Lake Erie in north central Ohio
9009 Huron-Avery Rd
Huron, Ohio 44839


The Herb Lady - Evelyn Keil with
Louis Keil & Sons
9022 Central
Sylvania, OH 
At Toledo Farmers Market on Saturdays

*Farmers Markets*

A list of Toledo area Farmers Markets

Toledo Farmers Market 

Downtown (Market & Huron) - Saturday 8 a.m. until 2p.m.

Westgate - Wednesdays 3pm until 7pm

Shops at Fallen Timbers - Tuesdays 4pm until 8pm

Check website for details


Perrysburg Farmers Market
On Louisiana Ave in downtown Perrysbrug
Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Open May through first week in October
Contact Information:
Perrysburg Chamber of Commerce

Bowling Green Farmers Market
Held downtown in the Huntington Bank parking lot on Wednesdays from 3-8. 

Dundee Farmers Market
Downtown Dundee, Mich.
Sat. 8-1 * Wed. 4-7 * May-October

Fremont Farmers Market
440 East Poe Road, Suite 201
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Contact Information:
Mark Koeing
(800) 858-4678

Downtown Fremont Farm Market
134 South Front
Fremont, OH 43420
Contact Information
Gerald Gonya
(419) 332-0481

Genoa Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Town Hall parking lot

Lake Township Farmers Market
Lake Township Building
State Route 795 and Cummins Rd
Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.

Sylvania Farmers Market
Augsburg Church
1342 W. Sylvania Ave. , Toledo, OH
Tuesdays - 3 to 7 p.m.

Saline Farmers Market
South Ann Arbor St.
Saline, Michigan
Open Saturdays only, 8 a.m. to noon, May through October
Local producers only 
Their blog
  *  More info  

Big Ten Market - artesianal cheeses, wine & beer, and more
Ann Arbor , 734-662-0798,
matt@bigtenmarket.com , http://bigtenmarket.com/

Heritage Foods USA  - source of a variety of unusual traditional foods, including some from the Tohono O'Odham of Arizona


Apple Varieties www.pickyourown.org/apples.htm 

Goldrush - an excellent fall apple http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/pri/more38.html 

Witt Orchards
Robert & Carolyn Witt
8060 W. Titus Rd.
Oak Harbor, OH  43449
Not organic, but reported to have high brix fruit

Johnston Fruit Farms
2790 US 20 Alt (on Airport Highway, just west of Swanton)
Swanton, OH
(419) 826-1453
They are not certified organic, but use organic methods and don't spray toxins. They are reported to have excellent fresh cider.

Bennett's Orchard (Their fresh cider is highly recommended, though not organic)
5647 Consear Rd
Ottawa Lake, Mich.

Erie Orchards & Cider Mill 
1235 Erie Rd. 
Temperance, Mich.
Not organic, but use of pesticides is limited (see website)

Macqueens Orchard
7605 Garden Rd. 
Holland, Ohio
Not organic, as far as I know

Pullins Raspberries - raspberries (red), raspberries (black),
20780 Liberty Hi Road, Haskins, OH 43525. Phone: 419-823-3024. Email: apullins1@verizon.net. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday noon to 6:00 pm. Directions: located in Haskins, Ohio, on Liberty Hi Road, 1/4 mile south of State Route 582. Our mailing address is Bowling Green, OH 43402. Click here for a map and directions. We typically open late June through mid-July; For 2009, we started picking June 30; The picking season can last 3 to 6 weeks so please call before you come. Not sure if they are organic

Here is a source for raw, unpasteurized apple cider (you can even bring your own jugs): 
Schmitz Cider Mill
1526 Old Oak Harbor Road
Fremont, OH  43420
(Off State Route 19, just south of US 20 By-pass and across from Schiets Motorcycles and car wash)

Schweizer Fruit Farm (good fresh cider)
4114 Seaman Rd
Oregon, OH 43616

Apple View Orchard
8505 St. Rt. 105 
Bowling Green, Ohio
Open seasonally from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
We have in-season produce, 20
different varieties of apples, pears, peaches, fresh pressed unpasteurized
apple cider, (pressed on site).
AOA (Area Office on Aging) coupons accepted.
For more information please call, 419-353-0086.

*Interesting Toledo Restaurants* 
     & other ready-to-eat food sources

Walt Churchills Market
Featuring Chef Bill Kolhoff
3320 Briarfield Blvd.| 
Maumee, OH 43537 
Chef Bill prefers to use local and organic foods

Downtown Latté - Coffee & Conversation
44 S. St. Claire
Toledo, Ohio

Father John's Microbrewery
Corne of South Beech and West Butler
Bryan, Ohio 
(419) 633-1313 
They grow and use local foods. Sr. Rita works with them on their gardens.

Georgette's Grounds & Gifts
311 Conant St
Maumee, Ohio
Our goal is to provide opportunities and meaningful income for people with disabilities locally and farmers and artisans around the world (Fair Trade).

Culinary Vegetable Institute
12304 Mudbrook Rd. 
Milan, OH 44846 
Phone: (419) 499-7500 Fax: (419) 499-7510 

Dexter's Jamaican Restaurant & Bar
1830 W Bancroft St
Toledo, OH 43606
A neat place for ethnic food 

Egg & Honey - ~ Authentic Sourdough Breads ~
Amelia A. Contreras

Kimmy's List - Need help with changing to organic foods?
Organic  Shopper
Kim  Collins

Pam's Corner, Ltd.
Pam Weirauch, Owner
116 10th St., Toledo, Ohio
Soups without MSG!

Organic Flower Bouquets

Regular commercial flower growers are heavy users of pesticides, and are best avoided. Here is a national source of organic flowers. Organic Bouquet was formed in January 2001 with the goal to establish the national market for organic flowers.
Organic Bouquet, Inc.
750 Lindaro Street, Suite 330
San Rafael, CA 94901
phone orders 1-877-899-2468


Edwin 'Fritz' Gehring Honey
For local raw honey email edwin_gehring@yahoo.com or call 419.531.0507.
Fritz has been a beekeeper for over 25 years and is the apiary inspector for five counties in NW Ohio.

Waterville Bee Works