Ohio City Harvest
An annual event with tours, live music, seasonable produce, and our Ohio City Farmers.
The 2011 Ohio City Harvest was held on Sunday, October 9th turns the Ohio City Farm into a community and family friendly event. The Ohio City Harvest featured farm tours, live music, pumpkin painting, free apple cider, donuts, and caramel apples. Participants also had the ability to purchase food from popular local food
trucks, as well as freshly harvested produce, and an opportunity to speak with the farmers.
Local Ohio City businesses such as Campbell’s Sweets Factory provided caramel apples for the children and Monroe Orchard provided freshly pressed apple cider. For this event, 1,000 pumpkins were ordered for pumpkin painting—by the end of the day, not a single pumpkin lay unpainted on the Ohio City Farm. The Crooked River Blues Band provided hours of folk and blues music for participants. The pie contest also brought five unique homemade pies from Ohio City residents for the judging panel of Farm tenants. Educational partners representing Cleveland Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, OSU Extension, and Growhio staffed tents with informational booths.
The last two Harvest events have been highly successful and are considered one of the most anticipated events for the Ohio City community in the fall. Collectively the 2010 and 2011 Ohio City Harvest events have drawn over 1,500 participants—many of whom were neighborhood children.