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Meet our Midwest Growers

Meet our Midwest Growers

The summer season is here again, which means our Produce Department is quickly filling up with fresh fruits and vegetables grown right here in the Midwest!

Local Produce

From family-owned farms with decades of experience to growing co-ops and produce auctions, we’ve formed strong relationships with trusted growers throughout Ohio to bring the freshness of a farmer’s market to your local grocery store!

Get to know our trusted Midwest growers and stock up on their fresh picks this summer and fall!

Autumn Harvest Farms
Wooster, Ohio
Owned and operated by the Ladrach family for three generations, Autumn Harvest Farms specializes in growing fresh vegetables on 230 acres of certified organic Ohio farmland.

Bauman Orchards
Rittman, Ohio
Operating since 1929 (the same year Heinen’s opened its first location!), Bauman Orchards carefully cultivates 25 varieties of apples and 15 varieties of peaches across 100,000 apple trees and 15,000 peach trees on a farm of more than 260 acres.

Buckeye Fresh
Medina, OH
A beloved lettuce grower of Heinen’s customers for more than a decade, Buckeye Fresh uses sophisticated hydroponic growing technologies and an LED lighting system to grow fresh, long-lasting lettuce and basil in their sustainable indoor vertical farm.

Burnham Orchards
Berlin Heights, Ohio
Owned by the Burnham family for six generations, this fruit farm produces more than 28 varieties of perfectly “pickable” apples spanning across more than 200 acres of orchard.

Burnham Orchards

Buurma Farms
Williard, Ohio

Founded in 1896 by a Dutch immigrant who worked as a farm laborer in Michigan, Buurma Farms currently operates close to 2,500 acres of farmland. As a vertically integrated organization, they have control of their produce from the time the seed is planted until it reaches Heinen’s Produce Department. Heinen’s is proud to carry Buurma Farms’ leafy lettuce, radishes, beets, and herbs such as cilantro and parsley.

County Line Amish Produce Auction
West Salem, Ohio
One of the largest produce auctions in the Midwest, The County Line Produce Auction features an endless sea of fresh fruits and vegetables handpicked and delivered three days a week by more than 175 Amish family farmers.

County Line Produce Auction

Great Lakes Growers
Burton, Ohio
Founded on a passion for offering clean, sustainable products to the community, Great Lakes Growers produces an impressive line of high-quality lettuces and herbs, including living lettuce, basil and pre-cut and packaged lettuce grown in their state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse.

Greenfield Farms
Holmes County, Ohio
Formed in 2003 to protect sustainable agriculture for horse farming Amish communities, this cooperative of Amish farmers and businessmen grows nearly every imaginable variety of organic vegetables on family farms, and the quality is nothing short of exceptional.

Greenfield Farms

Grobe Fruit Farm
Elyria, Ohio
Striving to keep pace with modern agriculture while honoring the path blazed by five previous generations of farmers, Grobe Fruit Farm has been family owned and operated since 1905 and specializes in producing a lengthy lineup of fresh fruits and vegetables including apples, peaches, herbs, tomatoes and sweet corn.

Fruit Growers Co-Op
Newcomerstown, Ohio
Founded in 1957, this family farm cooperative represents progressive farmers who grow the freshest and most flavorful apples and tree-ripened peaches across the Great Lakes region.

Gotham Greens
Chicago, Illinois
Gotham Greens launched their very first greenhouse in Brooklyn, NY in 2009, and have since expanded to cities across the country. Their greenhouses are located near urban areas and operate around the vision of bringing farms closer to people. They have built some of the largest urban greenhouses in the country, including the largest rooftop greenhouse in the world in Chicago, not too far from our Illinois Heinen’s locations. Gotham Greens has a full line of products that includes a wide variety of packaged lettuces, lettuce mixes, basil, salad dressings, sauces and dips.

Hays Orchard
Columbiana, Ohio
Fresh-pressed is best, especially when it comes from Hays! Established in 1949 as an apple cider producer, Hays has turned their commitment to creating juice with high quality taste and wholesome health benefits into a full line of all-natural fresh-pressed juices made from only one ingredient: fruit!

Keim’s Produce
Homerville, Ohio
Located in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, Keim’s Produce is a grower of all trades providing Heinen’s with fresh-picked beans, peppers, potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, squash, onions, tomatoes, melons and even pumpkins in the fall.

Linehan’s Vineyard
Geneva, Ohio
Founded in 1975 by the Linehan family along the Grand River in Harpersfield Township, this vineyard grows the sweetest Concord grapes in the Midwest.

Michael Farms
Urbana, Ohio
This 2,500 acre farm, owned by the Michael family, combines decades of vegetable growing experience with innovative farming technology to lead the way in growing the best-tasting sweet corn, green beans, potatoes and cabbage.

Nature’s Acres Produce
Millersburg, Ohio
From organic outdoor slicing tomatoes to organic onions and hard squashes, organic goods are abundant on this Ohio Amish farm.

Nature Fresh Farms
Delta, Ohio
Known for their exceptional assortment of vine-ripened tomatoes and strawberries, Nature Fresh Farms uses state-of the-art greenhouses to grow crops with the care they deserve, no matter the season!

Naturefresh Farms

Patterson Fruit Farm
Chesterland, Ohio
Farming has been the only way of life for the last six generations of the Patterson family, which has enabled them to become one of Ohio’s most notable producers of apples and apple cider. In fact, Patterson’s was the first local apple cider to be carried at Heinen’s.

Peace Valley Orchards
Rogers, Ohio
Owned and operated by the Simmons family since 1948, Peace Valley Orchards is known for growing some of the best tasting apples, peaches and pears in the country.

Pochedly Farms
Hiram, Ohio
With over a century of experience producing delicious bi-color sweet corn, the Pochedly family harvests at the crack of dawn and delivers their fresh picks to our stores by the afternoon.

Polter’s Farm
Fremont, Ohio
Founded in 1975, the Polter family took what was once a small, one-acre berry farm and turned it into flourishing farmland featuring 20 acres of fresh, juicy strawberries and 180 acres of vibrant fall pumpkins.

Quarry Hill Orchards
Berlin Heights, Ohio
Owned and operated by the Gammie family since 1931, this 400-acre, third generation fruit farm is passionate about growing apples and peaches with quality, wholesome taste.

Sunrise Farms
Winchester, Ohio
Known as one of the best farm markets in the Cincinnati area, Sunrise Farms offers fresh, Amish-grown cucumbers, squash, peppers, tomatoes and melon delivered daily by horse and wagon.

Vigeo Gardens
Akron, OH
With roots in the restaurant industry, the founders of Vigeo Gardens were determined to provide high quality greens and microgreens to local restaurants. Over time, they have developed a highly efficient indoor vertical farming system that produces about 200,000 lbs. of produce a year across about 18,000 square feet of growing space.

Wiers Farm
Willard, Ohio
Founded in 1896 on five acres of muck farmland, this fifth generation family farm is recognized as an industry leader for their quality, service, reliability and food safety.

Witten Farm Market & Greenhouse
Lowell, Ohio
This third generation family farm prides itself on cultivating fresh, homegrown sweet corn with a taste and crunch that will keep you coming back for more.

Zellers Farm

Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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