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Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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When do you use the pressure canner and when is it safe to water bath?

Join Glass Rooster Cannery in a class discussing the history, safety and science behind pressure canning with a hands-on lesson making fresh stew and pressure canning it to create a safe shelf product for your pantry.

We will eat a meal with the hearty soup we create while you get your questions answered.

Each participant takes home a jar of soup.

Cost: $59.00 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-pressure-canning-101-14/

 

Nova, OH 

Friday, September 16, 2016
1 p.m.

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Focusing on long-term soil sustainability, Crumrine Farms has been in the Crumrine family for generations. They produce certified organic corn, hay, straw, winter barley, food and feed grade roasted soybeans, oats, and grain sorghum on 260 acres. Learn about the on-farm research being conducted in collaboration with the Ohio State University (OSU) Organic Food and Farming Education Research (OFFER) Program on the Base Cation Saturation Rate (BCSR) method of soil balancing. OSU researchers will be on-site to discuss current observations and to demonstrate soil sample collecting techniques. Learn how your farm can participate in this on-going research.

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:
Crumrine Farms
173 State Rte. 511
Nova, OH 44859

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

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

 

Oberlin, OH 

Saturday, September 17, 2016
4-9:30 pm

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Enjoy an evening exploring the farms of the greater Oberlin area while simultaneously enjoying the fruits of our local land. Farm to Feast features three farms, local chefs and a local mixologist. The evening begins in downtown Oberlin, where the group transportation departs at 4pm. The tour will feature three farms, including:
• Tyler's Farm, Oberlin, OH
• Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, Huron, OH
• Quarry Hill Orchards, Berlin Heights, OH

Farm to Feast guests will enjoy a meal designed by Market Garden Brewery Executive Chef, Sean Orchards. Guests will eat, drink and convive over a meal of local food while sitting, literally, amongst the orchard trees. Event menu will be released two weeks prior to the event to best align with produce that is in peak harvest from the participating farmers. The dinner will also include, if desired, a local libation (1 glass complimentary).

The group will return via group transportation to Oberlin by 9 pm. Farm to Feast also includes one "farmtail," a cocktail inspired by local produce, to be enjoyed at the new Hotel at Oberlin's sustainable restaurant, 1833.

Location:
Various locations

Contact:
Oberlin Food Hub / 330.465.1046 /

http://oberlinproject.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=42cc55b3e24d22a01685caa3d&id=94da4899eb&e=1

 

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, September 18, 2016
12:00 - 4:00 pm

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Every year Carriage House Farm hosts a tour that is free and open to the public. This event highlights their connection with the Tri-State region's locally-owned restaurants and artisan food producers.

Guests can enjoy a Sunday afternoon walking in the garden, touring the stables, riding a hay wagon, and tasting from location to location as they go, different flavors, presented by chefs, cooks, and bakers.

RSVPs are encouraged.

Location:
Carriage House Farm
10252 Miamiview Rd.
North Bend, OH

Contact:
Richard Stewart / 513-967-1106 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-farm-tour-and-local-food-open-house-free-tickets-22789800908

 

Holt, MI 

Monday, September 19, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Workshop Leaders:
Trent Thompson - Green Gardens Farm
Katie Brandt, Groundswell Community Farm

If you are looking for...
... tools and strategies to build relationships with potential customers and buyers
... an understanding of what you need to communicate about YOUR business
...steps on how to brand your business for direct and whole-sale success
...this workshop is for YOU!

$150 for 1 person ($40 additional for a 2nd person from the same farm)

Location:
MSU Student Organic Farm
3291 College Rd.
Holt, MI 48842

Contact:
Tom Cary / 616-916-9823 /

http://www.msuorganicfarm.org/farmer-field-school.html

 

Virginia Beach, VA 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 through Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Join Virginia State University at the 7th National Small Farm Conference, "Creating and Sustaining Small Farmers and Ranchers" the U.S.'s premier conference that addresses the needs, challenges and successes of small farmers from the US and from countries far beyond our shores.

At the conference, you'll learn about innovative advances in research, extension, and outreach as well as network and strengthen existing partnerships with other small farm professionals.

The conference will host short courses, oral and poster presentations, exhibits, success stories and educational tours in and around Virginia Beach.

Take home new ideas that will help to ensure small farmers and ranchers in your region not only survive, but thrive in today's economy.

Registration tickets:

Conference Only: early-bird,$325; after August 6,$400

Conference + Pre-Conference Short Courses: early-bird,$350; after August 6,$425

Location:
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Contact:
Mark Klingman / (804) 524-5626 /

http://www.vsu.edu/nationalsmallfarmconference/index.php

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
4:30 pm

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Open to everyone who cares about healthy/ local food access and education

Location:
MORPC
111 Liberty St.
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Franklin County Local Food Council / 614.277.FOOD /

http://www.fclocalfoodcouncil.org/

 

Canal Winchester, OH 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Slate Run Vineyard features 60 varieties of grapes on four acres. Tour the vineyard and winery and learn how they source local apples to produce 17 unique proprietary wines.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team 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, 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:
Slate Run Vineyard
1900 Winchester Southern Rd.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Contact:
Jerry Iles / (740) 652-7260 /

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

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Poppy seed, oatmeal, cocoa and coffee! These are some of the natural ingredients we can use to make homemade soap that is good for us and good for the environment.

Join Glass Rooster Cannery for a soap-making workshop and learn the ins and outs of making a moisturizing hand soap, an exfoliating work soap, or a scented bath soap made with essential oils.

Create your own custom soap to take home along with the recipe and more great ideas.

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/natural-soap-making-14/

 

Akron, OH 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
12-4 p.m.

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Based on the successful on-farm workshops developed in partnership with Rural Action, these workshops will focus on Green Edge Gardens' season creation model. Their innovative use of high tunnel greenhouses and grow rooms ensures a year-round selection of organic seasonal vegetables, microgreens, and specialty mushrooms. Harvesting through the winter enables Green Edge Gardens to offer a successful winter community supported agriculture (CSA) program and take advantage of higher off-season prices and reduced competition. Farmers Kip and Becky Rondy and Dan Kneier will demonstrate how utilizing their practical, real world-tested season creation techniques can bring these off-season advantages to your farm, provide you with year-round cash flow, and eliminate the need for off-farm income. All attendees will receive a detailed Season Creation book, planting and harvest calendar, and folder with handouts and resources.

Cost and Registration: $80 for OEFFA members, $100 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/seasoncreationakron.

This workshop 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:
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe at Highland Square
867 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

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

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 22, 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-101-18/

 

Rutland, OH 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 through Sunday, September 25, 2016
full-day intensive trainings

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Join  Rural Action and the Beginning ​Forest ​Farmers Coalition for an intensive two-day conference on ​forest ​farming  ​native, medicinal  ​plants and other Non-Timber Forest Products.

The conference will cover forest farming of native medicinal plants, from propagation to cultivation, ​​harvesting, ​ processing, and  marketing. 

​Participants  ​will learn about ​a ​variety ​of commercially valuable ​plant species, ​including ​ ginseng, goldenseal, ​black ​cohosh, ​and ​ramps in both indoor and outdoor classroom settings.

Registration ​is ​open ​ to  ​anyone interested in beginning, maintaining, or expanding a forest farming operation.

Registration limited to 50 people.

Location:
United Plant Savers Goldenseal Sanctuary
35703 Loop Rd.
Rutland, OH 45775

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is home to hundreds of native medicinal plants growing in abundance.

Contact:
Karam Sheban / 740-677-4047 /

https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1849765

 

Peninsula,OH 

Saturday, September 24, 2016
12:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join The Spicy Lamb Farm for our fall festival. Watch shearing demonstrations, spinning, and sheep herding demonstrations. Listen to the Effangee Band play live music from 1-3 pm. Watch the "Call Your Shot" Novice Trials.

$10 for adults and $5 for children.

Location:
The Spicy Lamb Farm
6560 Akron-Peninsula Road
Peninsula, OH 44264

Contact:
Michael Minnig / 330-657-2012 /

http://www.thespicylamb.com/fall-farm-festival

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Sunday, September 25, 2016
7:00PM

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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