"From farm to table, Dining the right way."
Fresh - Local - Sustainable
Black Creek Bistro originated as an extension of our farm to enable us to continue to do what we love and give back to the community. The farm was part of a land grant to Captain John Stevenson as payment for Revolutionary War deeds. The house was built in the 1860’s and is a Federal style mason farmhouse we are still restoring in Canal Winchester.
All animals on the farm are the same breeds you would have seen at the turn of the century and we grow many heirloom vegetables and herbs. In restoring the Bistro we used salvaged wood from barns and houses that were being torn down by developers.
At the Bistro our goal is to use fresh local products and make delightful food at affordable prices. Our menu will change with the seasons and we will follow sustainable practices as much as possible.. To that end we not only take from the farm but we give back to the farm. We strive to compost all food scrap on the farm to nurture the soil, the cardboard boxes are used as weed suppression in between the rows with mulch on top to continue to build the soil. Our next project is to get a cardboard shredder up and running so we can use the shredded cardboard as animal bedding and then add it directly into the compost mix to enable us to reclaim all waste cardboard. All waste vegetable oil is reclaimed and used for fuel, we currently have two farm trucks running on the used vegetable oil!
In giving back to the community we buy directly from local small business and farmers whenever possible and our primary vendors are Ohio based companies to keep it all in our Ohio economy.
Our Kitchen team Chefs are working with the Columbus State Culinary Internship Program. We are starting new interns and also have students on board from the Bradford Schools Culinary program.
We have partnered with the Chop Chop Gallery and other local Artists to supply art for purchase and your viewing pleasure. All art is from local artists and all proceeds from the sales go directly to the artist, no showing fee, no commission. Just 100% appreciation.
In our continued effort to give back to the community we are dedicating a building on the farm for biodiesel production with Mid Ohio Bio using the vegetable oil we collect from other restaurants. This is a group of professionals that volunteer time and knowledge to reduce our dependency of fossil fuels by continuing research into bio diesel and waste oil fuel technology.
We are partnering with the Metro Parks Trails program, We have donated a key piece of land that will eventually allow them to connect parks and communities with 165 miles of interconnecting trails along the central Ohio rivers and creeks. Metro Parks has finished the trail and has the bridge up on our section of property. We are relocating the pasture for the animals to within three feet of the trails! O.D.O.T. is developing the next section of connecting trails across route 33 that will enable anyone to hop on the parks trail in the city and ride or hike directly to our Farm!
As we continue this great adventure as a company, team, and member of this community, we will always strive to follow the advice my son Jamie gives me whenever I ask him serious questions, he simply says “do what’s right Dad”
I hope I can live up to that great expectation! To all the people that have allowed us to get this far, Thank you.
Kent Peters - Proprietor