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Getting Started with Community Harvest Food Hub


Thank you for your interest in purchasing produce and other agricultural products through Community Harvest Food Hub!  We’re looking forward to a great first season in Ashtabula County, and are excited that you’ve decided to join this venture with us!  Let’s get started!


How does Community Harvest Food Hub work?  Where is it located?

Community Harvest Food Hub provides access to a wide local food market from multiple farms in a single, online source.  Agricultural products are collated into one order per buyer and delivered weekly.  Growers make deliveries to our drop point at 82 W. Ashtabula St., in Jefferson and we handle food from that point forward.


How do buyers register with the Food Hub?

Registration is done online at


What is the Marketplace?

The marketplace is our online store.  Growers add fresh products weekly, and the store is open for purchasing Friday through Monday.


How often are invoices issued?

We issue invoices for each delivery, 1 per order, and ask payments be made on delivery, or within 2 weeks.


What does an order cycle look like?

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
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Grower Delivery Window
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  • The order cycle opens on Thursdays, at midnight. Growers begin to add their products at this time, and have all day Thursday, and until noon on Friday, to populate the marketplace.
  • The marketplace opens for buyers Fridays at noon, and closes Monday at 3pm.
  • Growers receive their final packing lists Monday, by 5pm.
  • Orders are packed and delivered to the Food Hub by growers either Tuesday evening, or Wednesday morning, depending on the products and cooling needs of the growers.
  • The hub collates and delivers the orders on Wednesday evening.
  • The marketplace opens for growers again on Thursday.