What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is part of a growing social movement that encourages urban & rural citizens to share responsibility for the land where their food is grown as well as how their food is produced. In simplest terms,

CSA is a partnership between agricultural producers and consumers.

Members or “shareholders” pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet a farm’s operating expenses for the upcoming season. In return, members receive a portion of the farm’s produce each week throughout the growing season. 

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Posted 8/5/2017 7:04am by Bill.

Wesley will be able to bring fresh, locally grown beef to the market! All of the paperwork and certification is ready and he is transporting his own, hand raised beef to YOU! See him at the Worthington, OHIO Farmer's Market Saturdays from 8-noon.

Posted 8/5/2016 1:41pm by Bill & Sonie VanScoy.

Grandma baked up her zucchini in a cake! Here is the new recipe she found: 1 3/4 c sugar (or Splenda); 1/2 c. canola oil, 2 large eggs, 2/3 c. unsweetened applesauce, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. baking cocoa, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 c. vanilla yogurt, 2 c. shredded zucchini, and TOPPING:1 c. of the miniature semisweet chocolate chips. OPTIONAL: you can all 1/2 c. chopped pecans, toasted.
Preheat oven 350. Spray a 13 x9 9 pan. 
Mix all ingredients except topping. Begin with oil and sugar, beat in eggs and applesauce. Whisk dry ingredients together in another bowl, then fold in and add yogurt blending just until it is all mixed.
BAKE 20 min at 350. Then take out and add chocolate chips, then bake 10-15 min longer.

Posted 7/11/2016 8:17am by Bill & Sonie VanScoy.

 WE are delighted to share this:

from: "a dietitian and get things sometimes that I think may be useful for others.  When I saw the post I'm attaching I immediately thought of VanScoy's because they've had such good cucumbers and I know that they post recip es on their website. "

FILE: Radishes & Cucumbers (AICR_Radish-Cuke Raita_7-5-16.pdf)

Posted 1/29/2016 12:20pm by Bill & Sonie VanScoy.

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Posted 2/15/2011 3:26pm by Bill & Sonie VanScoy.

On top of the vegetables we also bale hay through the summer and sell it through the winter.  We bale mostly small square bales that are wire tied.  If you can imagine it we actually work in the greenhouse, sell at farm markets and bale hay through the summer.  It makes for a very busy summer here at VanScoy Farms.

 

If you are in need of hay for your horses, beef cattle, or dairy cattle or any other farm animal we have something to fill your requirements. Below is a list of what we have and the prices of it.  We also offer delivery and can unload it into your barn if you need us to.

 2nd cut straight alfalfa small square $5.50

1st cut alfalfa/orchard grass Big square $45.

2nd cut alfalfa/orchard grass Big Square $55.

 

 

 

If you are in need of some hay feel free to give us a call at 937-363-3205. 

 

Thank you for your interest from everyone at VanScoy Farms.

Posted 12/17/2010 8:10pm by Bill & Sonie VanScoy.

Our family has always been very involved in the business and have used the greenhouse as their FFA project.  Thanks to this Wesley and Matthew have won several state and national awards throughout their highschool career.  Also our youngest son Phillip has started his projects and will hopefully be winning some awards of his own here in the next couple years.  Also our farm has hosted the 2005 National Hyrdoponic Tour and several Farm Bureau Tours since we built the greenhouse in 2004.  Here are some of the awards that Wesley and Matthew have won.

Wesley VanScoy FFA Awards

2006  2nd in State Diversified Crop Placement

2007 1st in State Diversified Crop Placement

2007 2nd in State Emerging Agricultural Technology

2007 Agri-Entrepreneurship National Winner

2008 2nd in State Vegetable Production

2008 1st in State Accounting

2008 1st in State Emerging Agricultural Technology

2008 1st in Nation Emerging Agricultural Technology

2008 Star State Agri-Business Winner

2008 Big E  (Eastern Region) Star Agri-Business Winner

2009 1st in State Vegetable Production

2009 National Finalist Vegetable Production

2010 National Finalist Star American Agri-Business

 

Matthew VanScoy FFA Awards

2008 National Winner Agri-Entrepreneurship

2009 Star State Agri-Business

2009 Big E  (Eastern Region) Star Agri-Business Winner

2009 1st in State Diversified Crop Placement

2009 National Finalist Diversified Crop Placement

 

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Posted 8/12/2010 8:20am by Bill & Sonie VanScoy.

Go to our photo gallery and see new pictures for our Fall CSA

Posted 11/24/2009 4:56pm by Bill & Sonie VanScoy.

Our Ohio came to visit with us on the farm last Friday. Do you know how much film time it takes to create a TV program? They spent over 8 hours filming the boys picking tomatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries and Bill telling the world about Hydroponics.

Posted 6/5/2009 8:39pm by Bill & Sonie VanScoy.

Check here soon for news of what's happening on our farm. Right now we are trying to get the greenhouses ready for winter, selling hay and our Produce Subscriptions (CSAs) and getting ready for "Our Ohio" to come and film a follow-up segment from when they visited a few years ago. Even though it is pretty close to winter here in Ohio, we're also doing three farmers markets a week. Whew!

Life on the farm is never dull and we'll be sharing our experiences with you soon. Meanwhile, stop by and tell us "hi" at the farmers markets mentioned on our home page, and pick up some yummy local produce for the holidays. We'll be happy to meet you!