Downtown on the Farm

The Ohio City farm is a collaboration aimed at creating economic, educational and environmentally responsible development. Read the Channel 5 News coverage of the City Farm project.

Gateway to Cleveland

The gates of the Ohio City Farm open, revealing the Cleveland skyline in the background.

Past Meets Future

Cleveland's historic West Side Market, seen from the Ohio City Farm, is just blocks away.

Turning the Soil

Amish farmers plow the soil at Ohio City Farm in preparation for the first planting.

Farm Stand Open!

Farm Stand open for business June through November, Fridays and Saturdays 9am-3pm.

The Ohio City Farm

In 2010, the groundwork was laid in a once vacant lot for what would become the Ohio City Farm.

Fresh Carrots

Lydia and Wah Poh carry in carrots from the field.

Lettuce

A bed of mixed lettuce leaves.

Cleveland, A New Home

Kannon Doebo originally from Liberia, now a US citizen, sports his Cleveland Indians cap.

Greens!

Kale, cabbage, and collards.

Ready to Grow

Young pole bean plants getting ready to climb the bamboo trellis.

Lookin' Good

The TRR crew is known to have the coolest array of hats in the neighborhood.

In the City

One of the best views in Cleveland.

Always Improving

The Ohio City Start House in its first year of use, 2013.

Takin' a Break

Prem Basnet originally from Bhutan takes a well deserved break.

Weighing It Out

Kannon and Daniel weigh produce for sale.

Sweet Treats

Sweet treats of the season.

A Wide Variety

Seasonal offerings at the farm stand.

More Greens!

Small greens galore.

Workin' on the Farm

Daniel Doe, originally from Liberia, taking a much deserved break.

Takin' a Look Around

Weekend visitors taking a farm walk.

Getting Started

The Ohio City Start House in its first year of use, 2013.

Being Resourceful

Tomatoes mulched with burlap coffee bags, a by-product of coffee roasting business in NEO.

Sustainability!

Rotation of crops is just one sustainable farming practice used on the farm.

Right Down the Line

Looking down rows of crops, the buildings of downtown, which sit just across the river, can be seen.

REAP

The Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program (REAP), an initiative of the RefugeeResponse, operates at the Ohio City Farm, the largest contiguous urban farm in the nation. Located on Cleveland's west side, directly adjacent to the historic West Side Market, the Ohio City Farm nourishes the community with local food and empowers resettled refugee trainees in Northeast Ohio providing them with employment, education, and training. REAP currently employs fifteen refugee trainees from six countries.  Ultimately, REAP will provide trainees with an employable skill set which will in turn stimulate the region's economic development.

CSA Program

Be a part of something great – participate in TRR's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program! Through the CSA program, you can receive fresh produce from Ohio City Farm each week, as well as donate shares of produce to local families in need. We are now accepting registration for the 2014 REAP CSA program. Sign up today >>

 

Training Workshops

The primary goal of REAP is to empower the refugee trainees participating in the program by helping them acquire transferrable skills that they can continue to use, long after completing the program. To this end, TRR conducts biweekly workshops with the trainees, led by the REAP Program Director. These workshops focus on agricultural education, and topics included are:

  • Soils
  • Harvesting
  • Pest control
  • Winter growing
  • Cover cropping
  • Irrigation

Learn More About REAP

Program Objectives
REAP seeks to contribute  to improving life for the refugee community and the city of Cleveland as a whole in three primary areas: economic development, community engagement, and local food.

Collaborations
REAP would not be possible without collaboration from many local businesses and organizations. Find out who they are and how they support the program here.

Get Involved
Find out ways you can support REAP and the Ohio City Farm!

In the News
REAP and OCF are buzzing in the local media!