We are offering locations to place hives from late fall to early spring. Our primary business is agricultural production, however we are exploring options to utilize marginal areas for ecosystems services. Some of these locations will be established in plants which provide extended and early season habitat and food sources for bees. Some of this habitat may also be pastures with clover species.
Currently operating as a small, urban farm, we are growing on 1/3 acre of hillside. We have additional land that will be prepare for future planting. We have one small high tunnel and are installing a 30 x 36 tunnel in the fall of 2013.
The Ohio City Farm, has transformed nearly six acres behind CMHA’s Riverview Towers to create an cluster of urban farms. Partners: The Refugee Response, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Central Roots and CMHA Green Team. These groups grow and sell fresh produce at the Ohio City Farm Stand, we proudly accept EBT.
Laurel Vista grows vegetables, mainly green beans, sweet onions, and potatoes, augmented by various summer vegetables. We also have expanded into a line of branded valued added jar products made from the local ingredients we grow: Sweet Onion and Garlic Jam, Dilly Beans, Pickled Peppers, and Pasta Sauce.
The POWER project is a mobile farmers market with a strong nutrition and horticulture education focus. The functions of the POWER project are as follows.
• A mobile teaching unit to build gardening, food preservation, retail ready, nutrition and cooking skills
• A resource (information, equipment, etc.) library for local producers and consumers
• A bridge between buyers, retailers, and sellers. The unit will purchase fresh produce at market value from community and market gardens and sell to restaurants, small grocers, or directly to consumers
Context: What are your objectives, opportunities and challenges? My objective is to grow and sell high quality fruits and vegetables while making money. Focus: What specific customers and customer needs are you focused on? The need is the demand for fresh local organic fruits and vegetables. Deliverables: What will you deliver to customers and what is critical to your ability to deliver? High quality local organic fruit and vegetables. Customers will have benefit through health.