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Columbus Artisan Growers

Expect More From Your Ingredients


Exotic specialties & homestead staples, grown in collaboration with chefs.


Cultivated in the heart of Columbus and delivered hours after harvest.


Consistent quality regardless of season or the plant’s native habitat.


Less waste, less water use, no pesticides and vastly reduced supply chains.

Our Offer


We are committed to quality in our plants.

From microgreens to flowers. Domestic fundamentals needed in every restaurant, to ethnic specialties which help international restaurants capture the taste of home. No matter what we grow, we obsess over every leaf and shoot.

This is what it means to be Artisan.

We master a grow, and then explore another. Mushrooms are next - look for them later this year!


We believe in treating the restaurants who work with us as partners. Along with tasty and timely produce, you will receive continued support and quality-of-life features.

Here’s what we can do:

PRICE LOCK - The technology allows for stable grow cycles - so you can expect stable prices. No more weekly fluctuations. We’ll predict the grow and set prices in advance.

MENU PLANNING - We can help you decide which ingredients will work best with your specials.

INGREDIENT RESEARCH - Want something unique? Something spicy? Tell us! We’ll source and grow unique plants to suit your vision.

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Vertically Stacked

We are able to grow in a more confined space because we grow our plants above each other. Increasing the amount of food produced per square foot.

Growing Indoors

Eliminating the variables the outdoors brings we are able to produce food at a higher quality more consistently throughout the year. We don't need to stop for the Midwestern snow!

No Pesticides

Indoor growing in a hyper controlled environment eliminates the need for harmful pesticides. Meaning all food produced is ready to eat when harvesting comes.

90%+ Reduction in Water

Water is recycled though the system allowing the plants to take only what they need.

Mature Solutions

Hydroponics have been around for a long time. The technology has matured into a reliable foundation for an agricultural business, and a strong contender to conventional farming.

The hydroponic system is vertical. It saves space, and allows us to grow everything right in Columbus, so food doesn’t have to spend weeks in transit.

It’s indoors. Hypercontrolled - we regulate the season and habitat, so every plant can thrive year-round. It also means fewer pests, and zero pesticides!

And with the latest methods, we use 90% less water than conventional farming.

The Future

We’re always adding to this suite of technologies with our own research.

Currently we’re pursuing machine learning algorithms to improve yield and quantity, and developing proprietary environmental controls.

Who knows what the future holds. Maybe someday we’ll be feeding astronauts on Mars. But for now, we’re more than happy to serve gourmands in Grandview.

About Us

We are a hydroponic farm growing ethnic, exotic, artisanal ingredients from around the world, right here in Columbus, OH. We are proud to partner with local restaurants and distributors.

The Artisans: James Hu and Andrew Herczak

OSU graduates. Varsity athletes. Business & bio fanatics.

We founded Columbus Artisan Growers in 2019, straight out of college, driven by a mutual passion for food and technology.

We’re a small team, but it doesn’t feel that way.

The Columbus community is our real team. We’re surrounded by chefs, engineers, students and foodies - the support of our fellow Buckeyes has been amazing, especially in this difficult period of pandemic.

This is why we established the company in our college town - we have fallen in love with the people and the camaraderie. We hope to be part of the comeback and to make the culinary scene better than ever!

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The Farm

Our newly-renovated, FSMA-certified farm is located minutes away from Downtown Columbus.

10 min from Downtown Columbus
10 min from Grandview
20 min from Worthington
25 min from Dublin

From the heart of Columbus we are able to reach anywhere in Franklin County within 40min.

Our Clients

What our clients are saying:

"Microgreens are expensive and volatile – most are used as garnish – but Artisan Growers brings us a superior product 30 minutes after harvesting them.

James and Andrew offer the highest quality product with the greatest flavor we’ve experienced. They match the passion we have for food that allows us to innovate and offer guests a singular experience."

Colin Gregory, owner of Aubergine

Contact Us

Columbus Artisan Growers, LLC
876 N 20th St, Columbus, OH 43219

We are currently accepting restaurants and distributors.
For professional inquiries, please send us an email to:

Want to speak to a human?
Call 248-736-6088

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