Want to get your fresh local produce from the Chesterhill Produce Auction but can’t make it to the auction? Fill out an order here and we will do our best to order what you want at the best price we can get!

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What is order buying?

Order buying is remote-bidding done on behalf of restaurants, institutions, organizations, or individuals by the CPA’s designated Order buying. It’s a great way for kitchen staffs, schools, and clubs to source fresh, local produce without taking time out of their busy days to come to the auction. Our Order Buyer will take your highest bid and preferred quantity and will be present on the floor to represent you.

How does it work?

  1. Orders are placed weekly by 3pm on Mondays and Thursdays with our order form below.
  2. Customers provide their desired products and their maximum price for each variety.
  3. Our order buyer uses those bids to buy produce on the floor in real time on auction days.
  4. After the auction, order buyer notifies partners via email to let them know what was purchased for them that day.
  5. Pick-up or delivery can be arranged for successful bids based on the buyer’s convenience and/or proximity.

Delivery Rates

Delivery is based on round-trip distance from Rural Action, 9030 Hocking Hills Drive, The Plains, Ohio.

Orders Less than $200:
< 25 Miles One-Way: $10 Fee
25-50 Miles One-Way: $20 Fee

More than $200:
< 25 Miles One-Way: Free
25- 50 Miles One-Way: $15

Items are Free for Pickup the next day at the Rural Action office or the Chesterhill Produce Auction.

Why the Chesterhill Produce Auction?

Produce auctions are local, wholesale alternatives to traditional distribution companies. Buying from The Chesterhill Produce Auction not only makes sense for your business, but for your community as well. The auction aggregates produce from over 200 local farmers and producers each year.

The Chesterhill Produce Auction is located on 8380 Wagoner Road in Chesterhill, OH. It is a social enterprise of Rural Action, which means it is a business that puts an emphasis on positive social, environmental, and economic impacts with each impact being of equal importance. The Chesterhill Produce Auction is operated in partnership with community members and participating farmers and Jessica Dotson, the licensed auction firm manager.

  • The Chesterhill Produce Auction is a licensed auction firm with the State of Ohio.
  • The Chesterhill Produce Auction is registered under the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
  • The Chesterhill Produce Auction is 3rd party GHP (Good Handling Practices) certified under Quality Fresh, LLC.
  • The Chesterhill Produce Auction is insured.
  • Many of our farmers are trained in GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) through certified GAP educators.
  • Some of our farmers are 3rd party GAP certified under Quality Fresh, LLC.

Note: All orders MUST be submitted by 3 PM the day of auction.
Fields marked with a * are required for submission.

If you are having issues submitting the form, please email your order to jessicad@ruralaction.org.