The farm(losophy)

“To be interested in food, but not in food production is clearly absurd.”

Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: Writings on Farming & Food

At Freshtown Farm, we believe that soil health is the foundation for low impact farming and efficient small acreage production. We never use any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. We do use aged compost, organic soil amendments, and cover crops that are geared to provide soil fertility.

We grow unique & heirloom varieties of vegetables with a focus on flavor and quality. Almost all of our crops are started from seed on the farm. We offer many of these varieties, and more, for sale as seedlings & encourage home gardeners to explore new varieties with us.

Farms and partners

Freshtown Farm has the pleasure of partnering with and being supported by many local organizations and incredible community members who have given us space to grow! In total, we farm on 4 lots, which are all owned by different folks.

The City and County Land Bank offered us our first opportunity by allowing us to rent the Ann St farm. Ann St provided us with many of our first urban farming lessons; the deeper things like communicating with our neighbors and following through with our commitments as well as the superficial things, like obtaining city permits, working with contractors and maintaining our water lines.

The Bread of Life Mission, Art’s Place on Maize, and the Barehl’s on Lakeview have given us the space to expand and deepen our ties to the communities in which we grow.

We have been incredibly fortunate to have been granted funds from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the USDA for our initial start-up in 2018 and 2019.