THE OHIO CITY FARM SITS ON SIX ACRES AND IS LOCATED AT BRIDGE AVE. AND W. 24TH STREET
The Ohio City Farm, one of the largest contiguous urban farms in the United States at nearly six acres, exists to provide fresh, local and healthy food to Cleveland’s underserved residents, boost the local food economy, and educate the community about the importance of a complete food system. The farm boasts stunning views of the Cleveland skyline and provides a welcome break in the typical urban landscape.
The farm is jointly administered by Ohio City Incorporated, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, and operated by the tenants who work the land. Current tenants include the Refugee Response, the CMHA Green Team, and the Great Lakes Brewing Company. Providing the needed resources, land and support to sustain successful ventures for urban farmers, the partnership further positions Ohio City as a key component in Cleveland’s regional food system.
Between the months of June and November, we encourage you to visit to take a stroll on the grassy pathway that runs the length of the farm and take in the stunning view of Downtown Cleveland.
ENJOY THE HARVEST
Ohio City Farm produce is available through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, wholesale to restaurants and retail, and during Farm Stand popups throughout the season.
Ohio City Farm is largely operated by the Refugee Response (TRR), employing a team of newly-resettled refugees who work the land. As an an initiative of the Refugee Response, the Ohio City Farm nourishes the community with local food and empowers resettled refugees in Northeast Ohio providing them with employment and training. TRR empowers refugees to become self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities.
Since breaking ground in 2010, over seven countries have been represented. Many refugees working at the farm have a background working agriculture in their home countries. For the refugees who work the land at the Ohio City Farm, the farm provides a familiar and welcoming work environment that is invaluable when acclimating to a city that is so different from where they came.
All crops that go into the Ohio City Farm CSA, restaurant orders, and farm stand were sown, grown and harvested by the hardworking team employed by the Refugee Response.
The CMHA Green Team is a seasonal urban agriculture training and educational program for low-income, public housing residents. Residents gain experience growing their own fruits and vegetables for their families, friends and community and learn about our global and local food systems. The program is held from May to November and is managed by Amanda Block and Gregory Durica Jr.
Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC), comprised of a brewery and a brewpub and located right around the corner from Ohio City Farm, was founded in 1988 by brothers Pat and Dan Conway as the first microbrewery in the state of Ohio. The Ohio City Farm is GLBC’s second farming venture after Pint Size Farm at Hale Farm and Village (established in 2008) in support of their triple bottom line: environmental, social and economic prosperity.
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