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Posted August 4, 2011 By GLBeer Snob
Many Great Lakes Brewing Company fans know we are crazy about sustainable farming and have two local farms (Ohio City Farm and Pint Size Farm) where we maintain and grow fresh produce for our Brewpub. Planting got off to a slow start this year with all the rain, but we are happy to report that our kitchen is in full swing delivering guests a menu with many delicious options! My personal favorite is the Veggie Pizza. I’m not a vegetarian, but it’s my go to meal at the moment.
In addition to veggies, we have even started planting hop plants for our Pub Brewer to use for our Pub Exclusive beers. The crop is small, but our imagination is running wild with possibilities. If you want to see, touch or smell these plants, GLBC is offering free public tours of our Ohio City Farm on Saturdays at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM (sign up in the Gift Shop).
When you visit GLBC in the historic Ohio City district, you not only enjoy a great meal and quality brews, but you also help support the vibrant local foods movement growing right in our own backyard. We place a great deal of value on providing our guests with high quality food and beer; in addition to local produce, we use local eggs, milk, cream and butter, local or naturally raised meats and responsibly farmed or wild-caught seafood. Below is a small list of the local farmers and companies we support, but be sure to check out the back of our Brewpub menu the next time you visit for the full listing:
Blackbird Bakery, Lakewood, OH: Artisan breads
Chef’s Choice Meats, Berea, OH: Artisan sausages
Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Cleveland, OH: Handmade ice cream
Muddy Fork Farm, Wooster, OH: Organic specialty produce
Ohio City Pasta, Cleveland, OH: Handmade pasta
Sophie’s Choice Pierogies, Cleveland, OH: Handmade pierogies
West Side Market, Cleveland, OH: Ohio meats and seasonal produce
Western Reserve Foods, Middlefield, OH: Amish made cheeses
Woolf Farms, East Rochester, OH: Ohio Apples
Zoss the Swiss Baker, Cleveland Heights, OH: Artisan Breads and rolls
Tell us about your urban farming experience and the challenges and successes you have encountered. Those who comment below will be selected randomly to win a GLBC t-shirt!
Photo taken by Saul Kliorys