Produce with Purpose

Organic for our planet. Providing work opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Produce with a Purpose

Organic for our planet. Providing work opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Our Story

Welcome To o2 Urban Farms.

Founded in 2018, O2 Urban Farms is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization located on the West Side of Cincinnati.

Employing special needs adults in a safe, comfortable, fulfilling environment while delivering on the promise of amazing, locally sourced produce is the foundation of O2 Urban Farms and the vision of founders Tom Mendel & Mark Ruberg.

As a 501(c)3 charity, we also work with other charities to create work opportunities for the populations they serve. Currently, we are partnered with the Ken Anderson Alliance to provide work opportunities to adults with disabilities.

Our Story

Welcome To o2 Urban Farms.

Founded in 2018, O2 Urban Farms is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization located on the West Side of Cincinnati.

Employing special needs adults in a safe, comfortable, fulfilling environment while delivering on the promise of amazing, locally sourced produce is the foundation of O2 Urban Farms and the vision of founders Tom Mendel & Mark Ruberg.

As a 501(c)3 charity, we also work with other charities to create work opportunities for the populations they serve. Currently, we are partnered with the Ken Anderson Alliance to provide work opportunities to adults with disabilities.

Now Available at Madison's at Findlay Market

The Madison’s are known to provide Findlay Market regulars with the best in organic and local produce. You can now find o2 Urban Farms offerings among Madison’s selection of nutritious and flavorful produce.

It’s not just HOW it’s grown that’s unique,
it’s also the team that grows it.

Your support helps provide meaningful employment to some of the most awesome members of our community in a safe and supportive work environment. We have assembled a team of individuals with diverse abilities to provide locally sourced produce year round.

Now Available at Cheviot WestSide Market

We will be selling salads at the WestSide Market the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. Come say hello!

Where to buy our Artisanal Salad Mix

We understand that times are very different right now. Here are ways that you can still support our farms and get your favorite salad. Thank you!

CURBSIDE PICKUP

Our Artisanal Salad Mix is now available for curbside pickup!

$5 per container – Cash or Credit Card

They are available:

Tuesdays & Fridays – 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

3420 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, OH 45211

 

RETAIL LOCATIONS

Our Artisanal Salad Mix is also available at these locations!

Piazza-Discepoli, White Oak Shopping Center

Humbert Meats, Bridgetown Road

West Side Brewing, 3044 Harrison Ave

Madisons at Findlay Market

BLOC Coffee Company, Incline District

 

 

In the News

A bit about Aquaponics

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (using water to grow plants). When these two methods are combined, a small man-made ecosystem is created which allows for optimum conditions for both fish and plants!

How?

Fish produce ammonia waste through respiration and feeding. This waste is converted to nitrogen though beneficial micro-organisms which can then be taken up through the plants roots for growth. A simple process yields extraordinary results!

What's the Benefit?

Aquaponic produce can be grown with no soil and minimum inputs. This produce grows faster than their soil-bound cousins and can be planted at higher densities. This process is all natural by design, and nothing can be used which would harm our fish!

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!