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Family-owned since 1855
 
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We are a farm.

Single family-owned since 1855, Carriage House is a registered Ohio Sesquicentennial Farm located in historic North Bend, 20 minutes outside of Cincinnati. Always trying to grow the regional food culture that defines who we are, we supply the best chefs and local retailers. Working with local organizations to help preserve old and native breeds of plants and vegetables, we help build the local community and support locally-owned businesses.

 
 
 

Meet the Team

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Richard Stewart

Farm Manager

An Ohio native and former illustrator and designer, Rich has managed historical Carriage House Farm for the past 16 years.  During this time he has helped support the local food and brewery scene in the Cincinnati region by shifting from commodity crops to native plant and fruit/produce production.  With a focus on intense, but sustainable production, he has turned what was once an unknown, family-owned Ohio Century Farm, into a community leader.

email: richard@carriagehousefarmllc.com

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Kate Cook

Events, Marketing and Outreach

Kate has been with Carriage House Farm as Garden Manager since 2010. A passionate advocate for the local food scene, Kate teaches classes on gardening and cooking, and is a regular guest on the radio program “In The Garden with Ron Wilson”.

email: katecook@carriagehousefarmllc.com

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Megan Gambrill

Garden Manager

Originally from Baltimore, Megan has been growing high quality produce for the Cincinnati community for nearly a decade. She lives with her husband and daughter in Loveland, enjoys listening to Farmer-to-Farmer podcasts during the daily commute, and volunteers with Granny’s Garden School and Cultivate! Ohio Valley in her spare moments.

email: megangambrill@carriagehousefarmllc.com

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Greg Nicaise

CSA Manager & Garden

Greg is a Cincinnati native, and his work with farms, educational gardens, and food banks has taken him as far as the Yucatan and San Francisco.  Rooting his efforts at Carriage House Farm, he looks forward to a productive growing season, shared with inspirational coworkers and inspired community members.

email: greg.nicaise@carriagehousefarmllc.com

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Codee Adams

Fruit Production & Design

Raised in Northwest Ohio, Codee has a degree from UC DAAP in Industrial Design. Brought to Carriage House Farm in 2016 by his passion for local food and fermentation, he has evolved from his role in the garden into perennial fruit production and managing web and graphic content for the farm. He sends his spare time researching and developing fermented beverages for his brand The Botanical Brewing Company.

email: codee@madhousevinegar.com

 

Testimonials

 
 
Carriage House Farm is a family owned independent business, just like us, and it’s an honor to put their products on our menus.
— Mike Florea, Executive Chef, Maribelle's Eat + Drink
Every year when spring approaches, we begin to think about the bounty soon to be available from our good friends at Carriage House Farms. The care put into every product they grow is unparalleled, and the love for their craft shows through in every plate that we send out to our guests.
— Jose Salazar, Executive Chef and Owner, Mita's & Salazar
We pride ourselves in being an idealistic restaurant- so Carriage House Farm’s products fit right in at the Sleepy Bee. Quality, local and sustainable (not to mention delicious) produce, honey and grain on an idyllic farm, close to the city with an amazing, positive team to back it up. What more could you ask for?”
— Frances Kroner, Executive Chef, Sleepy Bee Cafe
Carriage House is a fine example of what a modern farm can and should be. Their deliberate and thoughtful approach to their land and what comes from it is refreshing and inspiring. Richard and Kate’s enthusiasm for their craft rubs off every time they walk in our door, bundled down with their jewel-like radishes, brilliant honeys, and rustic grains.
— Patrick Hague, Executive Chef, Dutch's Larder
 

In The News

Over the years Carriage House Farm has been found in local news. 

Here are some links to the various pieces.

 

Carriage House Supplies The City’s Best Restaurants With The Freshest Of Produce

by  Brian Planalp
December 27, 2017

Behind every thriving metropolitan restaurant scene is a standout local produce supplier. Well, Cincinnati’s restaurant scene certainly is thriving, and behind it is North Bend's Carriage House Farm.

Carriage House Farm

Posted by Phoebe
Sept 21, 2017

One glorious and convenient upside of living in rural Midwest America, is that you are completely surrounded by farms. Some, like the ones close to where we live, are dairy, or corn. A lot are soy bean. But the hidden gems are the multitaskers, the jack of all trades, the ones that provide a few seasonal products to the best restaurants in the Tristate. And Carriage House Farm is one of those.

Dinner on the farm: Chefs, diners leave the city to dine under the stars

Jenny Burman, WCPO contributor
May 13, 2016

NORTH BEND, Ohio -- The first time Carriage House Farm hosted an on-farm dinner, it was November. The seating, according to Richard Stewart, was hay bales. The day started at about 60 degrees, but by the time people sat down at the table, the temperature had dropped “to about 33,” said Stewart, who is manager of the 161-year-old farm.

MadTree debuts beer with nasturtium flowers and cucumber

By Akron Beacon Journal Staff
April 7, 2016

MadTree Brewing Co. has created a special beer with the Cincinnati Horticultural Society featuring nasturtium flowers and cucumbers in honor of the upcoming Cincinnati Flower Show.

    Carriage House Farm Announces “2015 On-Farm Dinner Series”

    Charlie Harmon
    March 27, 2015

    Carriage House Farm has announced a series of dinners they will be hosting through fall 2015. Each event will bring on local culinary legends to serve an intimate meal (just 13 diners) emphasizing the character of the chef and seasonality of the ingredients.

    MadTree Uses Local Carriage House Farm Ginger

    Ginger is typically found growing in warmer climates like Asia and Hawaii, but local Carriage House Farm is bucking trend by growing their own.

    Maija Zummo
    Oct 23, 2014

    Ginger is typically found growing in warmer climates like Asia and Hawaii, but local Carriage House Farm is bucking trend by growing their own...

    Farm Fresh

    Chef Ryan Santos provides a literal farm-to-table al fresco dining experience at Carriage House Farm

    Anne Mitchell
    Jun 19, 2013

    Richard Stewart says he always envisioned a dinner series at Carriage House Farm, his family’s North Bend homestead about 20 miles west of Cincinnati, near the Miami River. With more than 300 acres of idyllic farmland, Carriage House produces vegetables, herbs, honey and specialty grains for local restaurants, retailers and farmers markets. But to truly appreciate the beauty of the farm...

    Carriage House Farm

    By Eden Canon
    Aug 01, 2012

    Switching from conventional farming to using no pesticides or chemical fertilizers—why small farms are not certified organic—how large agricultural corporations try to gain advantages over small independent farms.

     

    Awards

    The following is list of awards the farm has received through the hard effort of its employees and the community.

     
     

    Best of Cincinnati 2016: Best Local Farm People's Choice

    Best of Cincinnati 2015: Best Local Farm People's Choice
     

    Edible Ohio Valley 2014 Local Hero Award

    Edible Communities Local Hero Award winners are selected by a tally of nominees identified by Edible Ohio Valley readers.  This award is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the local food movement in our region.

    Edible Ohio Valley 2013 Local Hero Award

    Edible Communities Local Hero Award winners are selected by a tally of nominees identified by Edible Ohio Valley readers.  This award is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the local food movement in our region.

    Edible Ohio Valley 2012 Local Hero Award

    Edible Communities Local Hero Award winners are selected by a tally of nominees identified by Edible Ohio Valley readers.  This award is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the local food movement in our region.

    2012 Made: In America, American Culinary Treasures Award

    The American Treasures Awards are presented annually at the American Treasures Culinary Experience to individuals and small producers in recognition of a singular and significant contribution to our Nation that both preserves and fosters a unique All American craft and tradition. The 2012 awards were presented to organic growers and craft producers. The winners were carefully selected and vetted through a deliberative process by a National Advisory Committee consisting of individuals with relevant subject matter expertise. A special Congressional Honorary Steering Committee supports the yearly initiative.