The Difference Local Makes

Farm to Table Food Columbus

There is a memorable quote by Joel Salatin that explains, "This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey. It leaves a footprint. It leaves a legacy. To eat with reckless abandon, without conscience, without knowledge; folks, this ain’t normal.”  His words, though never subtle, stress the importance of understanding the origin of our food and connecting to the valuable sources of fresh, local food within our community.  The team at Seminary Hill Farm is committed to creating a biological farming system based on both knowledge and conscience so we can help the community of Columbus, Ohio proudly celebrate the story that defines the food on their plates.

Whether it is the dead middle of winter and the winds are howling against the protective layers of the hoop house or the height of summer and the hot heat is pouring down upon the fields, we are hard at work planting, cultivating and harvesting good food for our community.  It requires late nights of meticulous planning and long days of intense labor but the end result makes it all worth it.  In the end, we are able to provide a fresh harvest that provides both health and nutrients.  Our healthy plants are full of flavor and texture because they are grown with careful intention in a biologically diverse environment.   

The only journey the good food harvested from our farm takes is from our fields to the hands of members of the community.  It is a direct connection that creates a conversation about the principles of our organic farm and how the crops were grown.  Every effort we make is dedicated to providing healthy, nutritious food because of this connection.  This is the difference local food makes.  It offers an opportunity for the community to develop an understanding of how their food was grown and it also provides transparency, which is what is lacking in our current food system.  We are proud to offer a true connection from our farm to your plate and help tell a new story about local food in the community of Columbus, Ohio.


If you are interested in receiving fresh, local food harvested from our certified naturally grown farm, please visit our CSA Program page for more details about our Community Supported Agriculture program.

Leslie Petersen