Clarfield Farm

Where We Are

The Clarfield Farm is in Columbus’ south side Marion-Franklin neighborhood at 3220 Groveport Road (43207) in a community that is defined by the USDA as a ‘food desert’ meaning it is low-income and people there have low-access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Located on the grounds of a former City Elementary School that sat vacant for more than six years, the Clarfield Farm was started in 2012 and is now a thriving farm with over 25 varieties of produce being grown.

In 2017, the property was purchased by Accel Charter Schools who re-opened the school building and is thrilled to be co-located with Clarfield Farm.

How We Grow

The Clarfield Farm uses sustainable, all natural growing practices to produce high-quality, nutritious produce.  To make fresh, local produce available year round, we expanded the growing season with our three 30 x 96 ft unheated high-tunnels. We are currently growing on roughly 3 acres of land and producing thousands of pounds of vegetables each year, consisting of a rich mix of  crops that everyone can enjoy.

Creating Community

Through our dedicated community partners, the Clarfield Farm has become more than just a place for vegetables, it’s a place where neighbors come together to tend crops together, lend a hand at the farm stand, or share stories with old and new friends. Learn more about how we engage the community through the pay-what-you-can farm stand, school field trips, and more.

 

To learn more about the Clarfield Farm, please contact us at urbanfarms@midohiofoodbank.org or 614-274-7770.