“Thanks for the apples!!! They’re absolutely wonderful!!! I also have to tell you again how much we love our veggies!!! The broccoli is absolutely amazing!!! They’re all amazing but we just had broccoli last night. Over the last 3 (maybe 4…I’ve lost track) years, we feel like we’ve actually tasted the veggies!!! I had no idea how tasteless store bought veggies really are until I got connected with RPF, all through a Facebook post!!! Thanks again for all the hard work!”
-Erin & Mike Pizzuti (Findlay, Ohio)
“We are loving our CSA bags! So happy we decided to try the farm share boxes this year. We are getting so many veggies and all of us are learning to try new things!”
-Jennifer (Tiffin, Ohio)
“Thank you for all of your help! I truly appreciate everything that you and your family have done for your community in this crazy season. You have enriched people’s lives with the strength, resiliency and flexibility that your family has shown in this time. And you have continued to show your community that even though times have been difficult for all of us, there are still things that bring all of us together.”
-Amy (Tiffin, Ohio)
“We had a lovely drive from Perrysburg to Tiffin on Saturday morning. It was a glorious day. My mom found some pumpkins and gourds to decorate her porch. We bought some tomatoes and a jug of cider. My parents loved seeing where our vegetables came from this summer. See you in the spring for a new season!”
-Liz (Perrysburg, Ohio)
“I just want to let you know how much we’ve enjoyed the farm share this year! My favorite has been the heirloom tomatoes – so delicious! Last week we added the honeycrisp apples and they are so sweet and juicy! Thank you for offering such amazing fresh fruits and veggies!”
-Mimi (Lambertville, Michigan)
“I don’t know how you all do it each week with such great options, amazing produce, and no errors for the millions of available combinations across all of your customers’ bags, but hats off to you! We love our weekly share and are so excited to continue into the cooler months. Thank you for your hard work and green thumbs!”
-Tara (Ottawa Hills, Ohio)
“I have to tell you that the last few weeks of our CSA share, we have extra add-ons because my mom tasted your vegetables and fell in love and always wants some. She’s signing up for the fall/winter share now. We LOVE your stuff!!”
-Kate (Toledo, Ohio)
“My satisfaction is not just about the farm raised flower bouquets, but also the veggie share, and the egg share. 3 growing boys means 2 dozen eggs a week. The boys don’t cook much, but they have mastered frying eggs. We are Korean-American and the veggies and eggs feature prominently in our bibimbop bowls. I can never have enough tomatoes – I’ll take them green, heirloom, cherry, and standard red. The discovery of the pineapple tomatillos was unexpectedly delicious – they are almost always added on to my order if they are available; the onions, tomatoes, parsley, and mint make for a fantastic tabbouleh, and now that I have a food processor, I plan to start making salsa with ingredients in my weekly share. I made a caprese salad a few weeks ago. I included basil in my farm share until my little pot grew big enough to pick.”
-Maria (Ottawa Hills, Ohio)
“Today’s bouquet would have knocked my socks off if I was wearing socks. Please forward my appreciation. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I love it.”
-Maria (Ottawa Hills, Ohio)
“The green peppers are beautiful! I so appreciate Riehm Produce Farm!”
-Catherine (Findlay, Ohio)
“Love the way everything in my CSA Weekly Veggie Box is packaged and fresh! I know exactly where my food is coming from! Also love the ability to swap out things! You guys are awesome!”
-Ann (Tiffin, Ohio)
“I’m a first time CSA participant and just picked up my first delivery of veg in Perrysburg yesterday. I’m SO impressed by the organization, from start to finish. I will spread the word about this to my friends”.
-Liz (Perrysburg, Ohio)
This winter share is my first experience with Riehm Produce. I have been so impressed by the quality and freshness of everything. The guys are so friendly and nice when I pick up our share. Thank you!
-Stacey (Findlay, Ohio)
In August, my friend in BG posted on Facebook about a great CSA that she was part of. We had been a part of a CSA several years ago and had loved the fresh produce, the way that you could feel the progress of the summer as different crops came into season, the delight and sometimes challenge of discovering new foods and flavors.
Garlic scapes? Celery root? Bok choy! We were disappointed when that other farm discontinued their CSA program so, when my friend posted about how much she loved the fresh produce from her Riehm Produce Farm CSA (her family was gobbling up the greens), we were eager to sign up.
It was fall, so we signed up for a winter share with apples and coffee. I’d never done a winter farm share before. Bringing home that bag of fresh, homegrown produce every few weeks made the fall and winter seem a little less bleak.
I loved the feeling of abundance when I looked in my pantry and saw handsome apples, squash, sweet potatoes and potatoes lining the shelves – super-fresh, super-local, and super-flavorful.
We have been amazed at the freshness and sweetness of the greens from Riehm Produce Farm and can hardly wait for those to reappear on our table (along with the funky and fun carrots). Thanks to Diane’s newsletter tips, I’ve gotten smarter about storing different vegetables properly. I’ve learned that squash freezes well and gives nice flavor and texture to winter soup.
I found an awesome recipe for apple butter. Our Thanksgiving share added color and freshness to our feast. The robot team devoured the kaleidoscope salad.
The serious coffee drinkers in my family (and they are serious!) enjoyed the variety from our coffee share.
Thank you, Riehm Produce Farm for adding fun and adventure to our winter meals. We look forward to seeing you in June!
-Amy (Toledo, Ohio)
It seemed that prior to last year, it would pick up my CSA bag, head home and then try to put the produce away in the proper manner. The newsletters always gave instructions, but sometimes I could not remember. Other times I was too busy to properly ready my veggies for storage and I would just stick them in the fridge and forget about them until it was too late. Last year when you started prepping the veggies for immediate storage, those problems were solved. I so appreciate having the veggies properly prepped, so when I get them home I could immediately put them away. That saved me so much time, hassle, and that led to better quality of my produce through the week and beyond.
-Faye (Fremont, Ohio)
I really appreciated your tip on sweet potatoes as I’ve kept them in a basket near my apples and I still have two left to use and they look great!
-Linda (Maumee, Ohio)
How joining a CSA brought our family closer together…
We started out simply wanting to keep more veggies in the house through the winter, but ended up cooking together more as a family. My daughter (whose mind races a mile-a-minute) fell in love with cooking. To this day, she asks if she can help with just about every meal. Our CSA ended up being such a special opportunity for our family to slow down and enjoy one another’s company.
It led us to watching cooking shows together. It helped the kids understand the difference between real and fake food, and it taught them to recognize quality. So much of our lives are reduced to being mere consumers, and for folks who can’t figure out a way to be produce their own food: being a CSA member provides you with an opportunity to create something on your plate.
-Scott (Toledo, Ohio)
We shared the strawberries from last week with someone who is mostly oblivious & indifferent to differences between high Brix and ‘regular’ commercial produce. Her response was most enthusiastic. I think we might have awakened her. Thanks for wonderful, nourishing and enlivening food.
-Karen (Whitehouse, Ohio)
Since April, I have lost 30 pounds and having these weekly veggie boxes has really kept me focused and on track! Today I’ve made my favorite kale chips which have really become a staple for me. I toss them with a tiny amount of evoo and season them with some salt n vinegar seasoning or sour cream and onion seasoning and fry them in air fryer. I love nutritional yeast too as an option. Also made some pico de Gallo, green beans, squash cakes and taco boats. All are delicious. I’m so fortunate to have Riehm’s right down the road from us.– Rachael Tyree Benson.(Facebook Testimonial)
I have SO enjoyed participating in my Farm Share with Riehm Produce farm! I have had such good quality produce, and have been able to try many new veggies, which I now love. Pick up day is my favorite! Always a friendly word with the delivering person. I am discontinuing my auto renew ONLY because I am moving to Florida….THANKS for a great summer of healthy eating!
-Beth (Sylvania Ohio)