The Yellowbird Foodshed wants to build a sustainable food system for the community of Columbus, Ohio by offering a place that supports the tireless work of the small family farm and provides members with an understanding and awareness of where their food is coming from. Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program will help address the issues our current food system is now facing by delivering a direct connection from field to fork. Our CSA program partners with a network of small farmers and offers their products to each of our CSA members in the form of a weekly share. This connects the small farm to the community and allows us to understand and value their contribution in a real way.
The small, sustainable farm is something to be celebrated and we created the Yellowbird Foodshed with this as the foundation. We support the farms that are raising food the way nature intended, through hard work. It is an overwhelming moment to witness the pride a farmer has when he or she speaks about the contents of the soil that they have spent the last five years cultivating or to hear the passion in their voice when they explain the long hours it took to harvest. It takes commitment, dedication and an enormous amount of faith. The risk involved with sustainable farming is very high and without the community’s support, it can be too much for many experienced and talented farmers. Our mission is to support the small, sustainable farm by celebrating their food through a CSA program.