Market Gardening and Urban Farming
The market gardens and urban farms of Cuyahoga County provide different agricultural products in our region and are a source of economic development. Where a community garden is designed to grow food for community use, market gardens aim to create products such as fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs, livestock, herbs, and cottage foods for sale. Those sales may happen at a farmers’ market, local restaurant, CSA, or other outlets. Regardless of the scale of production, market gardeners represent a growing trend in local food.
OSUE provides education, networking opportunities and support to new and beginning farmers in our county. By doing so we help them develop sustainable businesses that will continue to supply fresh food for a long time to come.
Hear from a local urban farmer, Jay Szabo, Dunham Market Garden:
Click on the links below for additional information on market gardening in Cuyahoga County and how OSU Extension can help you:
- Market Gardener Training Program
- The Kinsman Farm
- Resources for Beginning Market Gardeners
In addition to local funding, Market Gardening and Urban Farming at Ohio State University Extension is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Grant #2010-49400-21789.