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Farm to table at Black Bird Farm

A Columbus Grove business that also serves as a wedding venue is expanding their offerings to include a special farm-to-table dinner series. Black Bird Farm, located at  20875 Road 14, is extending an invitation for five monthly dinners with select guest chefs. So you could actually call it a farm-to-farm opportunity.

The setting is a 113-year-old barn that has served as a venue for six years and is owned and operated by mother-daughter team Deb Rhodes of Columbus Grove and Nicki Bybee of Bluffton.

The meals will feature local produce, wineries and breweries, and musicians. Manager Kathy Soper calls it something new: a new place and new experience. The setting in a historical barn is  “Intimate and informal.”

On June 22, Cork and Knife Provisions will serve a “Strawberry Patch” dinner with bread and desserts from The Baking Company of Findlay and wine and beer pairings from Rose Acres and 1820 BrewWerks.


The farm-to-table events will start at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and nibble boards, continuing to a total of five courses. Service will be at farmhouse tables of eight with a limited number of tickets available per dinner. Events are rain or shine and will feature produce that is currently being harvested in the area.

The farm-to-table dinner schedule is:

Thursday, June 22 - Strawberry Patch

Thursday, July 27 - Summer Picnic

Thursday, August 24 - Garden Party

Thursday, September 28 - Apple Orchard

Thursday, October 26 - Bountiful Harvest

Tickets can be purchased at The deadline for purchasing tickets is the Sunday before each event. And, before June 18,  there is an option to purchase all five meals. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.