Nature's Harvest Organics

Nature's Harvest Organics is the largest and oldest CSA in Indiana. We are Indiana's first certified organic CSA!

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PO Box 105Atlanta, Indiana, United States 46031-0105

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Nature's Harvest Organics is owned and operated by Aaron Zeis and Alisa Drury. Aaron began his career in agriculture at Center Valley Organic Farm (CVOF) in Clayton, Indiana, where he farmed for over 8 years. In the spring of 2000, Zeis began managing the farm and took over ownership of the business in 2005. From this base, Zeis grew the CSA from 30 members to a notable 220 members in 2008.

When Aaron isn't farming he works as in Independent Organic Inspector Indiana Certified Organic (ICO) - Indiana's only USDA accredited organic certification agency. Previous to working as an inspector, Aaron worked as Administarive Director of ICO for 5 years. ICO oversees the certification of over 400 farms, livestock and processed food operations in over 25 states throughout the U.S. oversees the certification of over 400 farms, livestock and processed food operations in over 25 states throughout the U.S.

We have made our transition to 100% family land complete in 2009. This year, Aaron and his fiancé Alisa are fortunate to be farming 25 acres of the family farm in Atlanta, Indiana in organic production. This farm has been in the Drury family for almost 80 years, and this is the first time a family member has farmed it in over 50 years. Several acres are still in transition to organic production as well.

Back in the 1930's, Alisa's great-grandfather farmed it organically with horse drawn equipment. After World War II, farmers across the U.S. brought the weapons of war to the farm when the chemical companies began selling nitrate explosives as fertilizers and defoliants as herbicides. 50 years later, we are bringing that ground back into organic production.

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