Sippel Family Farm's been delivering produce to area restaurants since its inception a decade ago. In 2010, the Mount Gilead farm started making cheese, too, under the label Kokoborrego Cheese Co. Lisa Sippel's 77-acre family operation delivers to restaurants once a week.

Sippel Family Farm's been delivering produce to area restaurants since its inception a decade ago. In 2010, the Mount Gilead farm started making cheese, too, under the label Kokoborrego Cheese Co. Lisa Sippel's 77-acre family operation delivers to restaurants once a week.

What do you grow?

Sippel Family Farm is home to Ohio's first sheep dairy. We produce Grade A sheep's milk seasonally, and we process it into Kokoborrego Cheese here on the farm. We also grow produce distributed primarily through a CSA and have a small apple orchard.

What restaurants do you work with?

We work with restaurants all over the state: Skillet, Ella, Winds Cafe (Yellow Springs), Latitude 41, Due Amici, Sage and many more. We have cheese shops and stores throughout the state as well.

What would you like to see changed in the local food scene?

We would like to see more places not just using "local" as a buzz word to get people in the door. We would like them to be actually sourcing a big percentage of their food needs from local producers, which would mean having a very seasonal, dynamic menu. It takes real talent to make this work, but when it does it is great. Skillet is an example of a Columbus restaurant that is really walking the walk.