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Sugarcrreek, OH 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30-9 p.m.

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Find out more about organic corn and forage production at this field day held at a certified organic farm. Jacob Yoder farms 112 acres and has incorporated effective regenerative farming methods with successful results. Attend to learn about the correlations between healthy soil biology and successful crop production and to see fall management strategies. Refreshments will follow the walk.

Registration: To register, call (440) 632-1014 or go to http://bit.ly/organic-forage-production-walk by September 26.

This event is offered by Advancing Eco Agriculture as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Jacob Yoder Farm
2165 County Rd. 70
Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Contact:
Advancing Eco Agriculture / (440) 632-1014 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Centerville, Ohio 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:30pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
The Center for Jewish Culture and Education
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville, Ohio 45459

Contact:
LWV of the Greater Dayton Area / 937-228-4041 /

http://www.lwvdayton.org/index.htm

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:00 pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Delaware County in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
DACC South
4565 Columbus Pike
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Delaware LWV / 614-394-8339 /

http://www.lwvdelawarecountyohio.org/index.html

 

North Bend, OH 

Saturday, October 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Carriage House Farm presents it's farm-to-table dinner series featuring a wide selection of Cincinnati's finest chefs.

Each dinner will reflect the personality of the chef(s) and the seasonality of the ingredients available on the farm.

Up to thirteen guests will enjoy an intimate open air-dinner of multiple courses on Carriage House Farm's dinning terrace. Chefs will prepare the food on a wood-fired oven and grill in full view of the guests.

This dinner, No. 11, will feature early-autumn items, prepared by Chef Jared Bennett of Metropole.

Alcohol is not served.

Ticket holders will be presented a menu from which they can pair their own drink selections which they are welcome and encouraged to bring to the dinner.

Location:
Carriage House Farm LLC
10251 Miamiview Road
North Bend, OH 45052

Contact:
Carriage House Farm, Richard Stewart / (513) 967-1106 /

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-on-farm-dinner-series-dinner-no-11-tickets-21892693636

 

Fredericktown, OH 

Saturday, October 1, 2016
12-4 p.m.

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Jacob and Elizabeth Coleman of Sweet Grass Dairy have been operating a diversified pasture-based dairy for more than three years. Hear how the Colemans are building their soil with about 60 pastured dual-purpose cows and how they raise grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured eggs and meat chickens, and pastured Thanksgiving turkeys for direct market and herdshare sales. Learn about multi-species grazing, dairy calf rearing, grazing management, milking, and marketing, and observe cows, chickens, turkeys, and hogs on pasture. Homemade ice cream may be available for a small fee.

Registration: To register, call (814) 758-2708 or email jacob@sweetgrassdairyofohio.com by September 20.

This tour is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Sweet Grass Dairy
6049 Bryant Rd.
Fredericktown, OH 43019

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
3-7 p.m.

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Join Ohio Farm to School for a stakeholder workshop near you! The goal of these regional workshops is to dig deep into local farm to school successes and challenges and to build relationships both within and across local stakeholder groups.

Are you an educator, parent, or student? A farmer, producer, distributor, or processor? Do you work in food service at a local school, run a school garden, or work with an early care center? Are you working to get more local, fresh foods into school cafeterias, strengthening the local food system, or educating kids about food and agriculture? Then this workshop is for you!

Location:
Ohio 4H Center
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Carol Smathers / (614) 688 - 1801 /

http://farmtoschool.osu.edu/events/2016-workshops/

 

Chillicothe, Ohio 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
7:00pm

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Join the Chillicothe-Ross League of Women Voters in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
Ross County Service Center
475 Western Ave
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Contact:
Chillicothe-Ross LWV / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.lwvchillicothe.org/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Make jam with Glass Rooster Cannery while you learn to put up your harvest in a water bath canning lesson!

We will offer a variety of fruit and creative add-ins to create your own signature jar of jam.

Taste your way through samples as we discuss the ins and outs of the process of water bath canning, then get ready for a hands-on lesson.

Each participant takes home a jar of jam.

Cost: $49.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/we-can-water-bath-canning-101-19/

 

Columbus, Ohio 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:30pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
All Saints Academy
2855 Livingston Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Contact:
LWV of Metropolitan Columbus / (614) 837-1089 /

http://www.lwvcols.org/index.php

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Fermented foods offer a world of health benefits and gourmet options!

Join Glass Rooster Cannery for a discussion on the benefits of fermentation as a preservation method. Together, we will explore a variety of gourmet tastes in a fermented dinner and learn how to make your own batches of fermentation.

Plan on taking fermentation starters home to care for and enjoy.

Cost: $75.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/fermentation-for-health-12/

 

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 

Thursday, October 6, 2016
7:00pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Hudson in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
Cuyahoga Falls High School
2300 4th Street
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

Contact:
LWV of Hudson / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.lwvhudsonohio.org/index.html

 

Chillicothe, OH 

Friday, October 7, 2016
5 p.m.

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The Farm To Table Dinner & Movie will feature sustainably raised meat and organic ingredients sourced from local farms, followed by an outdoor showing of the award winning food documentary "American Meat". Contributing farms include Coyote Ridge Farm & Gardens, Grass Powered Poultry & Meats, The Silver Maple Farm, and 9N Farm. Joining the farms in this effort are local businesses like Market No. 9, Paper City Coffee, The Roll Up Yonder, The Sodbusters, and Two Roasting Joes.

Gates open at 5PM and dinner starts at 6PM. Tickets are $50, and an RSVP is required

Location:
Pastured Providence Farmstead
Chillicothe, OH

Contact:
Paul Dorrance / 740-851-3883 /

http://www.pasturedprovidence.com

 

Wooster, OH 

Saturday, October 8, 2016
12-2 p.m.

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Local Roots Market and Café invites those who currently operate, or have considered starting, a food business to visit its Commercial Processing Kitchen for an open house.

Visitors can tour the kitchen and speak with Local Roots kitchen managers. In addition, they can meet current kitchen tenants James Carey, owner of Wootown Bagels, and Josh Sheets, from Ol' Dirty Sheets Hot Sauce. Both businesses were started in Wooster and operate out of the Local Roots kitchen.

The 1,000 square foot commercial processing kitchen was completed in 2014 with funding help from the USDA/Rural Development. The kitchen puts Wooster on the map with a few other cities in Ohio who can boast similar facilities. The kitchen at Local Roots is scaled for small producers and start ups and provides the equipment and licensing to help food entrepreneurs and producers process, preserve, value-add, and store products.

Local Roots Market and Café specializes in local, sustainably grown foods from small Ohio farms. Shoppers can find farmers' market quality produce, pastured meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and unique gifts from over one hundred Ohio farmers and artists at our markets in Wooster and Ashland. The Wooster Café features a variety of dishes made from scratch using seasonal ingredients and offers gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location:
Local Roots Market and Café
Wooster, OH

Contact:
Local Roots Market and Café / (330) 347-7183 /

http://www.localrootswooster.com/kitchen

 

Kent, Ohio 

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:30am - noon

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Join the League of Women Voters of Kent in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
United Church of Christ
1400 E. Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Contact:
LWV of Kent / 330-688-9545 /

http://www.kent.oh.lwvnet.org/index.html

 

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, October 9, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Carriage House Farm presents it's farm-to-table dinner series featuring a wide selection of Cincinnati's finest chefs.

Each dinner will reflect the personality of the chef(s) and the seasonality of the ingredients available on the farm.

Up to thirteen guests will enjoy an intimate open air-dinner of multiple courses on Carriage House Farm's dinning terrace. Chefs will prepare the food on a wood-fired oven and grill in full view of the guests.

This dinner, No. 12, will feature mid-Autumn items, prepared by Chefs Dana Scott Adkins and Jason Louda of the Meatball Kitchen.

Alcohol is not served.

Ticket holders will be presented a menu from which they can pair their own drink selections which they are welcome and encouraged to bring to the dinner.

Location:
Carriage House Farm LLC
10251 Miamiview Road
North Bend, OH 45052

Contact:
Carriage House Farm, Richard Stewart / (513) 967-1106 /

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-on-farm-dinner-series-dinner-no-12-tickets-21415167342

 

Bowling Green, Ohio 

Sunday, October 9, 2016
6:30pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Bowling Green in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the program begins at 7:00pm.

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
First United Methodist Church
150 East Wooster St
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Contact:
Bowling Green LWV / 419-353-2061 /

http://www.wcnet.org/~lwvbg/

 

OEFFA
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

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