The kids and I visited Sunny Meadows Farm today after having contacted the farmers before hand to see if we could come out to see what they do. Steve and Greta could not have been nicer or more hospitable. The day was gorgeous, and I am sure they had a lot of work to do on the fields, and yet they spent so much time with us, giving us a tour of the farm, telling us about their past stories and of future dreams.
Fact is, there is a lot going on at their 10-acre farm. They are mostly growing flowers now with some seasonal vegetables. The farm supplies places like Whole Foods, and farmers markets around Columbus. There is a budding orchard, a small area for honeybees, a few greenhouses that grow food during the harsh winter months. Gretel also makes homemade soap!
Only five years into this way of life, the young couple is still learning about what works and what does not. I applaud them for following their goals of living and farming sustainably (they are not certified organic yet, but they do not use pesticides and are working towards becoming certified).
I can see a bright future for their farm, and so pleased to have found this little gem in a big city!
Sunny Meadows Flower Farm
3555 Watkins Road, Columbus, OH 43232
Granville Farmers Market
Saturdays 8 am - 12 pm
June - October
Pearl Alley (across from the statehouse), Downtown Columbus
Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30am - 2pm
May - October
Wednesday 3:30pm to 6pm