Passion for super foods

Swainway stands to promote the idea that organic food will restore personal and community health while building an economically viable business.

We pride ourselves on using old fashioned, intensive farming techniques and building healthy earth through composting. Our model is low-tech, grow by hand, focus on the soil resulting in the highest-quality food possible.

Joseph Swain, head farmer and visionary, began living the fresh food dream by growing his first backyard garden in 2007. His natural green thumb, connection to the art ,and passion for a thriving local food supply led to the expansion to a successful urban farm. 

Joseph quickly discovered the joy in sharing good food and organic gardening methods with others. Thus the Swainway mission expanded to encourage others to grow their own food gardens. 


Our mission is to grow nutrient-rich produce on small plots using organic methods and to share that fresh, healthy food with our community while encouraging them to grow their own

What Others Say About Swainway

Finding Success Growing in the City (Dispatch)

Fertile Ground (Columbus Business First)

The Farmer Down the Block (Edible Columbus)

City Farming (Columbus Dispatch)

Clintonville Man Educates Other About Urban Farming (This Week News)

Field Day: Joseph Swain Turns His City Lot Into Bountiful Urban Farm (Columbus Underground)