Jackie O’s Brewery has a 22 acre farm located about 10 miles from the brewery, bought 3.5 years ago. Last year we grew on acre, now have 10 acres of cultivated land & still growing. We use no GMO seeds nor any spray of any kind. Organic with out the certification. We grow a wide variety of vegetables everything from asparagus to zucchini. We have 10×100 raspberry patch, hops, quince, peach & apple…..
USDA grants and partnerships have helped fund High Tunnel, irrigation & drainage projects. Our team at the farm, is made up of four full time awesome hard working employees. Our lead Farmer, Matt Starline of Starline Organics, has joined our team to help increase the amount of food we can produce. He has brought 4 greenhouses from his farm allowing us to supply vegetables year round.
This year is the first year for livestock we have chickens, ducks, goats & cattle.
We supply to our, local & occasional Columbus restaurants, the brewery, Athens farmers market & we started a community supported agriculture in June. Our CSA program has 30 members & each week they receive a basket of goods from our farm & 2 items from our Bake Shop. It has ran for the last 21 weeks & has three weeks left.
It is exciting to say the farm has exponential growth in producing quality fresh food, educating others & sustaining our community by crafting quality goods in a purposeful way!