Passion for super foods

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

We pride ourselves on using innovative, intensive farming techniques while restoring the land through intentional wildlife habitat and composting. Our model is to grow by hand for our community - resulting in the freshest, highest-quality food in central Ohio.

Joseph Swain, head farmer and visionary, began living the sustainable food dream with a backyard garden in 2007. His natural green thumb and attention to detail led to growing the finest freshest food possible.

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. 

Friends, family, volunteers and a crew of hard working individuals join Joseph and to seed, tend and harvest on the farm as needed.

In late 2014,  Columbus Agrarian Society as formed as a resource center for urban farmers.

Our mission is to grow organic, nutrient-rich foods year-round in sustainable urban spaces and expand awareness of traditional foodways.

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)