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RainFresh Harvests

At RainFresh Harvests we believe in growing things a little Greener… with Green Energy and Green Growing Practices for the local food shed.

Greenhouse Tours no longer available 

Our family farm is in the countryside a few miles outside of Plain City, Ohio.  (Click link for Map) 

We strive to produce wholesome plants in an ecologically sustainable system — blending nature with technology to grow you the freshest, most delicious and nutritious food and herbs possible.

Available this spring, 2023, opportunity to take over operations or lease 2 small greenhouses and about ¼ acre for field crops.  Current grower is no longer able to do all the work and is looking to transition into retirement.  Willing to discuss options for either full takeover or leasing of growing areas. 

Current setup includes aquaponics, vermicomposting and rainwater collection, solar and wind powered systems.  Both greenhouses are off the grid with one fully powered by renewable energy with backup propane for minimal supplemental winter heating. Growing strawberries, raspberries, spearmint and various herbs and botanical crops, including over 100 one and two gallon containers of full grown Aloe vera plants.

For more info, contact Barry Adler at RainFresh Harvests.

[email protected]


Growing facilities include:

  • RainFresh Bio-Integrated Greenhouse
  • Passive Solar Greenhouse
  • Aquaculture pond
  • BioIntensive field crops

BioIntensive Field Crops — raised beds to grow fresh herbs, specialty vegetables and berries. We use sustainable agricultural practices that include organic fertilizers, biocontrols, crop rotation, pastures and cover crops for organic matter production to grow wholesome foods in a responsible manner.

Green Growing practices regenerate the soil and preserve natural resources. Our crops are grown using organic fertilizers and biological controls. Water and nutrients are used efficiently. We collect rainwater and grow year-round greenhouse crops using aquaponics. Organic matter is recycled by vermicomposting where red worms not only provide superior, nutrient-rich growing media but also serve as food for the poultry and fish production.

Locally Grown

Harvested and sold to you on the same day for freshness

Current Crops

    • Spearmint
    • Everbearing Strawberries, Red Raspberries and Blackberries
    • Asian Pears and Apples
    • Aloe
    • Ginger
    • Curcumin (Turmeric)
    • Available for retail sales — Mosquito Fish for your pond — call or email for an appointment

Green Packaging using reusable containers for restaurant deliveries.

Local free delivery for restaurant and retail markets is available for minimum orders.

Good Reasons to Buy Locally Grown, Family Farm, Fresh Food

  • Support our local economy
  • Preserve local farmland and help small family farmers
  • Reduce our reliance on oil, pollution from factory farming practices, shipping and pesticide usage
  • Increase food safety and security
  • Save energy & money
  • Eat fresher, healthier, more delicious foods
  • Invest in our green future
  • For every, dollar spent shopping and eating locally, $1.94 to $3.98 is generated for Ohio farms and businesses. (from: Northeast Ohio Foodland Network 2004)
  • Think globally, eat locally

For crop availability, pricing or market info, contact Barry via email link below.

Crops continuing to be evaluated for their potential yields and labor requirements when grown in the bio-integrated and passive greenhouses during 2023 to include:

Perennial and annual high nutrient density vegetables and fruits — Mushrooms, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Cherries and Hazel Nuts

Medicinal herbs and specialty plants — Aloe vera, Lavender, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Holy Basil, Curcumin (Turmeric), Ginger, Ashwaganda, Moringa and Hot Peppers.