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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 by appointment only 

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.

Beginning in the fall of 2019, the focus of production will be transitioning from food production to medicinal herbs and high nutrient density super foods that require less intensive labor.  We will be exploring a variety of plant materials to determine what grows best in the growing facilities with minimal energy inputs.

Growing facilities include:

  • RainFresh Bio-Integrated Greenhouse
  • Passive Solar Greenhouse
  • Aquaculture pond
  • Biolntensive 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

Previously Featured Crops

  • Year-Round Production of Arugula, Mizuna and Seasonal and Extended Season Production of other crops:
    • Basil and Spearmint
    • Baby Arugula and Mizuna
    • Specialty vegetables — Heirloom Tomatoes, Assorted Peppers and Cucumbers
    • Red Raspberries and Blackberries
    • Asian Pears and Apples
    • Now available for retail sales – Ornamental Koi or Mosquito Fish for your fish 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 being evaluated for their potential yields and labor requirements when grown in the bio-integrated and passive greenhouses starting in the fall of 2019 include:

Perennial and annual high nutrient density vegetables and fruits such as Strawberries, Raspberries,Blueberries, Cherries, Elderberries, Hazel Nuts, Egyptian Onions, Garlic, Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Beans and Leafy Greens.

Medicinal herbs and specialty plants such as Lavender, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Holy Basil, Curcumin (Turmeric), Ginger, Ashwaganda,  Frankincense, Spearmint, Peppermint, Ginger, Ginseng, Goldenseal, HemChia, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Hemp, Castor Bean, Black Pepper and Hot Peppers.