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Getting Started...

Thank you for your interest in selling your 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 additional market opportunities for small and medium growers by aggregating their products into a single market for wholesale, restaurant, and institutional buyers.  Growers bring their products to a single location, and the hub handles marketing, delivery, and billing.  Growers receive payments directly from the hub.  Deliveries are made to our drop point at 82 W. Ashtabula St., in Jefferson.

How do growers register with the Food Hub?

Registration is done online here:  - After we receive your request for an account, we’ll create your online presence at

What is the Marketplace?

The marketplace is our online store.  You add your products on a weekly basis, and buyers can place their orders directly from your listings.  You’ll also be able to view past and current orders, check your commission amounts, and edit your public grower profile.

How often do growers get paid?

We issue payments weekly, for orders provided in the order cycle 2 weeks prior.  This allows us sufficient time to collect payment from buyers.

What does an order cycle look like?


Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
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Grower Delivery Window
Evening Marketplace Open for Buyers Growers Pick & Pack Grower Delivery Window Hub Delivers to Buyers


  • 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.


Next Steps:

  1. Review our grower policies and other resources.
  2. Get in touch with any questions you may have!  We can  be reached via email, or by phone (440-624-3050)
  3. Join!