The Ohio City Farm was founded in 2010 in partnership with Ohio City Incorporated, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Great Lakes Brewing Company.
As one of the largest and most productive urban farms in the nation, the Ohio City Farm welcomes thousands of visitors each year and stands as a successful model for mission driven businesses.
The Ohio City Farm is powered by the Refugee Response and is located in the historic Ohio City Neighborhood in the near West Side of Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2018 the Ohio City Farm transitioned from a program model to a for-profit business with a robust social mission. Triggered by the loss of federal funding in late 2016, a new vision for the Ohio City Farm was fully implemented in the 2018 growing season. A farm advisory board was established, comprised of professionals in the farm, food and non-profit worlds.
The Ohio City Farm created 11 positions, including 9 resettled refugees. Farm sales totaled $176,625 accounting for 29.3% of the total operating budget of the Refugee Response.
Significant investments were made to improve the infrastructure of the farm. This included installing an electrical connection, a walk in cooler, an additional high tunnel, a tractor as well as additional material for composting, recycling and a attachments for the walk behind tractor. The strength of the farm team and the improved infrastructure led to our highest ever harvest of 38,625 lbs of organically grown produce sold to the Cleveland community.
SUPPORT THE OHIO CITY FARM
One of the best ways to support our work at the Ohio City Farm is by becoming a CSA member. CSA stands for community supported agriculture, and CSA members sign up at the beginning of the season to receive a bag of fresh, local and organically grown vegetables once per week throughout the growing season. It's the most delicious way to support the Refugee Response!
Learn more about our CSA and the farm at www.ohiocityfarm.com