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Sunday, August 19, 2018
1:00 - 5:00 p.m

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Good Garlic, Good Food, Good Music, and Good Folks! Lots of garlic (12 varieties!) and local vendors from the community selling their food and craft products, as well as, great music by local musicians Bob Lucas, Chloe & Chris. This is a working farm so please expect rough ground.

*Please no pets. Pond and poison ivy on premises, so please watch your children.*

Location:
3624 Township Road 136
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Contact:
Jan Dawson & Andy Reinhart / 937-468-2853 /

 

Auburn Township, OH 

Sunday, August 19, 2018
4-8:30 p.m.

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Welcome, friends! Jake and Dawn Trethewey invite you to their farm for a celebration of local food benefiting two causes near and dear to their hearts. Maplestar Farm and Driftwood Catering are collaborating on a fabulous farm-to-table menu of small plates showcasing a diversity of Ohio flavors. Guests will tour the farm, sample appetizers in the field, and enjoy Great Lakes Brewing Company beer and special wine pairings from Wente Vineyards. Proceeds will support Ohio's organic farmers with a gift to OEFFA and Ohio's veterans with a gift to Operation Homefront.

Cost and Registration: Tickets are available at Maplestar Farm or you can reserve your seat online at www.maplestarfarm.com. For more information, please call Maplestar Farm at (440) 543-4459.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours.

Location:
Maplestar Farm
10382 E. Washington St.
Auburn Township, OH 44023

Contact:
Jake Trethewey / (440) 543-4459 /

https://maplestarcelebrationdinner.brownpapertickets.com

 

Windsor, OH 

Saturday, August 25, 2018
3 p.m.

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Marshy Meadows Farm is an all grass farm raising USDA certified grass-fed beef on certified organic pastures. Beef is sold to a local grocery chain. This tour will focus on the challenges of grazing in the Lake Erie snowbelt where the soils are saturated or snow covered five months out of the year (also known as barn time). Following the walking tour will be a discussion of how beginning farmers can use conservation easements to help purchase farm land, with an opportunity to talk with Alex Czayka, Western Reserve Land Conservancy eastern field director. The Ashtabula Local Food Council and the new Ashtabula County Community Harvest Food Hub will also be on hand. The food hub can serve as a good marketing option for smaller and beginning farmers.

From Cleveland/I-271, take Exit 34 for Mayfield Rd./Rte. 322 E. Drive approximately 26 miles into Windsor. At the only traffic light, turn left on Rte. 534 N and immediately bear right at the fork to go north on Noble Rd. The farm is approximately 0.5 miles on the right. From Youngstown/I-80, take Exit 228B. Drive north on Rte. 11 for about 27 miles to Exit 73. Drive west on Rte. 322 for approximately 12 miles. Turn right on Rte. 534 N and immediately bear right at the fork to go north on Noble Rd. The farm is approximately 0.5 miles on the right.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Marshy Meadows Farm
7490 Noble Rd.
Windsor, OH 44099

Contact:
Mardy Townsend / (440) 272-5174 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, August 25, 2018
1-5 p.m.

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Initially comprised of neighborhood yard gardens, Urban Earth Farms expanded their farm into a rubble-filled vacant lot, making new connections with their diverse communit in the process. Every town has empty lots, but how do you turn that negative into a positive growing environment? Learn the history of Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village, an intentional community in Price Hill on Cincinnati's westside. Tour the rejuvenated gardens in neighbor's backyards, the original community garden plot, the repurposed greenhouse, and see what is underway for the new site, the former location of a municipal ice house. Visit their community supported agriculture distribution and greenhouse marketplace, poised to become a food hub for this underserved community.

RSVP to Urban Earth Farms at suellyn7@yahoo.com by August 18.

Directions: From 1-71/1-75 in downtown Cincinnati, take the exit for Rte. 50 W. From I-75 S, take the Freeman Ave./Rte. 50 exit. Use the far right lane to take Warsaw Ave. up the hill. Turn left past the Kroger parking lot on to Enright Ave. Watch for the sign on the left in the second block.

This Central State University event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Urban Earth Farms
824 Enright Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Suellyn Shupe / (859) 445-5044 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

West Alexandria, OH 

Thursday, August 30, 2018
9:30 a.m.

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Join the Filbrun family on this farm tour double-header. Dale Filbrun of Morning Sun Farm is an early organic pioneer, first becoming OEFFA certified in 1995. The farm focuses on organic egg production and produces its own feed grain. During this stop, attendees will viisit the layer houses, tour the Great Harvest Seed grain trial plots, and observe the mechanical cultivation equipment used on the farm. The tour will continue at the adjacent Sonlight Acres for a discussion about transitioning land into organic management. Kenton Filbrun will address various transition strategies, effective approved fertility products, and the path he has followed toward organic certification. After the tour, the Filbruns invite you to a farmstead lunch sponsored in part by Great Harvest Seed.

Registration: If you plan to stay for the lunch, RSVP by August 20 by calling (513) 267-0148 or emailing sonlightacres@gmail.com.

From I-70, take Exit 14 for Rte. 503, and drive south approximately 11 miles. The farm is on the left. From I-75, take Exit 32 for Rte. 122, and drive west approximately 20 miles into the village of Gratis. Turn left on Franklin St. and right on the second cross street, Ada Doty St./Rte. 503 N. The farm is on the right in approximately 3 miles.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Sonlight Acres/Morning Sun Farm
3993 State Rte. 503 S
West Alexandria, OH 45381

Contact:
Kenton and Dale Filbrun / (513) 267-0148 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

Michigan 

Thursday, August 30, 2018
2-5 p.m.

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Starting at Gateway Farm on Joy Rd., manager Ben Kasmenn will guide a tour of the 8 acre organic vegetable and cut flower farm that markets through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, wholesale, and on-site farmstand.

At 3 p.m., the group will travel to Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill, a 100 acre certified organic apple orchard and farm that also grows small grains, raspberries, blackberries, asparagus, hay, and cover crops. The Plymouth Orchards owner, Mary Emmett, will greet everyone and lead a tour of the orchard and farm on hay wagons. During the tour, co-sponsored by the Organic Farmers Association, organic apple tree management, small grain production, multi-species cover crops, and cane berry management will be discussed. After the farm tour, manager Alicia Estrada will take guests to the cider mill to see the organic processing of dried apples. They hope to show the cider press in action, and share samples of some of the season's first cider with fresh donuts!

Registration: RSVP at www.moffa.net by August 17.

Directions: From Rte. 14, take the Gotfredson Rd. exit. Turn left at light on Ann Arbor Rd. and drive 1.25 miles to Joy Rd. Turn left. The sign for Gateway Farm is at the corner of Ann Arbor Rd. and Joy Rd. Park in the farm parking lot or along Joy Rd. From Gateway Farm, drive west on Ann Arbor Rd. for about 1 mile to the Plymouth Orchards Red Shed Market entrance. Follow the farm road to the cider mill parking lot.

This Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill/Gateway Farm
10685 Warren Rd./10540 Joy Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170

Contact:
Michael Adsit / (570) 493-1731 /

http://www.gatewayfarmplymouth.com

 

Pataskala, OH 

Sunday, September 2, 2018
10 a.m.

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Freshtown Farm and City Bird Columbus is a partnership between vegetable farmer, Marcie Todd, and egg producer, Mike Kelley. They farm on some leased land in Pataskala and on a small plot rented from the Columbus Land Bank Program on the city's south side. They have a small community supported agriculture program and attend the Westgate Farmers Market and Clintonville Farmers' Market. They established their farms in late 2017, so while the infrastructure is rudementary, they provide only the best for the chickens and are working hard to build the soil. Join this tour if you'd like to know more about what it has taken to get their farms off the ground and the steps they are taking for a more successful future.

Directions: From Columbus, take I-70 toward Wheeling. Exit at Rte. 310 toward Pataskala and turn left. Continue on Rte. 310 until it turns into Broad St. Turn right and take the immediate next left back onto Rte. 310. Pass by a golf coarse and a real estate agent office, and take the first left onto Hadley's Mill Rd. Take the first left onto McIntosh Rd. The property will be just past the big park on the right.

This Clintonville Farmers' Market event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Freshtown Farm/City Bird Columbus
10452 McIntosh Rd.
Pataskala, OH 43062

Contact:
Marcie Todd and Mike Kelley / (916) 533-8646 /

http://www.freshtownfarm.com

 

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, September 9, 2018
12-4 p.m.

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Carriage House Farm is a diversified Ohio Century Farm that produces grains, fresh produce, herbs, and honey for local distribution. Tour the garden and high tunnel, examine machinery used to bale hay, take a wagon ride, tour the on-farm market and processing facility, and sample farm ingredients prepared by local chefs and artisan producers.

This event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Carriage House Farm
10251 Miamiview Rd.
North Bend, OH 45052

Contact:
Richard Stewart / (513) 967-1106 /

http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com

 

Rushsylvania, OH 

Sunday, September 9, 2018
1-4 p.m.

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Kingdom Fish is an all natural tilapia farm. They raise fish using no hormones, chemicals, or antibiotics. They have been in business since 2007 and sell their fish to local restaurants, food trucks, and farmers markets throughout the Columbus area. On the tour, you will see their fish raising operation, new processing building where they fillet and package fish, as well as their aquaponics operation.

Directions: From Rte. 68, take County Hwy 111 E. Turn right on County Rd. 112. Kingdom Fish is on the left.

This Clintonville Farmers' Market event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours.

Location:
Kingdom Fish
6746 County Rd. 112
Rushsylvania, OH 43347

Contact:
Don and Lisa Jones / (937) 539-2529 /

http://www.kingdomfish.com

 

Michigan 

Sunday, September 16, 2018
2-5 p.m.

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Zilke Vegetable Farm grows a diverse array of vegetables for their flexible community supported agriculture (CSA) program and other direct-to-consumer markets, including a workplace wellness program and an on-site farm stand. They are Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified and follow sustainable growing practices. Explore the farm in fall production and learn about the Zilke's winter storage system, small grains trials, and recent wash-pack improvements. At the end, you'll have the option to take a short trip to see their new certified kitchen for value-added production. Come see a successful, diversified family farm!

Registration: RSVP at www.moffa.net by September 2.

Directions: From Rte. 23, take Exit 27 to Carpenter Rd. Turn north and drive .25 miles to the farm stand. Parking is available on-site, with overflow parking across the street.

This Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Zilke Vegetable Farm
12491 Carpenter Rd.
Milan, MI 48160

Contact:
Vicki and Tom Zilke / (734) 260-2324 /

http://www.zilkevegetablefarm.com

 

Pollinator Diversity in Ohio Soybeans 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00am

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Kelley Tilmon, of OSU Entomology, will be presenting on the topic of "Pollinator Diversity in Ohio Soybeans".

This is the sixth and final webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:30am to 1:30pm

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Michigan State University is hosting an organic management field day. Farmers will have an opportunity to see equipment demonstrations, hear results from current organic research, and learn about organic weed, pest, disease, and fertility management.

Lunch is included in registration.

Please see the attached link to register for the event:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=D3989960411F3A3F 

Location:
MSU Kellogg Biological Station
9701 N 40th St
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Contact:
Marisa Benzle / 919-222-7219 /

https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=D3989960411F3A3F

 

Rutland, OH 

Saturday, September 22, 2018
1-3 p.m.

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Participants will have an opportunity to see wild populations of at-risk native medicinal herbs such as goldenseal, ginseng, and more during this farm tour co-sponsored by Rural Action and United Plant Savers. Learn about efforts to conserve at-risk plants and see demonstrations on how to grow medicinal plants in your own woodlands.

From Albany, take Rte. 681 S to Rte. 684. Continue to New Lima Rd. Turn right on Loop Rd. From Rutland, drive north on New Lima Rd. Turn left on Loop Rd.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

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

Contact:
John Stock / (740) 742-3455 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

Dayton, OH 

Sunday, September 23, 2018
3:30-6 p.m.

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Tour two of the most active farms in Dayton in the same neighborhood! The first stop is Dayton Urban Grown, a training farm that broke ground in September 2016 and features a year-round, no-till, high rotation system for market vegetables and do-it-yourself infrastructure that new farmers can construct, including hoophouses, low tunnels, and perennial hedgerows. They offer a year-long classroom training program to train new market farmers and their wash/pack shed and other equipment are available to course graduates and cooperative members. The tour will continue at Mission of Mary Farm, which operates a network of urban farm sites around inner east Dayton and sells through markets and a community supported agriculture program to neighbors of diverse incomes through a sliding price CSA business model. Join this tour to see their headquarters building, garage, propagation nursery, wash and pack area, apiary, movable hoophouses, and one of their production gardens.

From Rte. 35 in Dayton, take the Keowee/Wayne Ave. exit. Coming from the east, turn left on Keowee St. and left on Xenia Ave. From the west, turn right on Keowee St. and take an immediate left on Xenia Ave. Dayton Urban Grown will be on the left in about 12 blocks. Mission of Mary Farm is a short two block walk walk from Dayton Urban Grown. Walk west on Xenia Ave. and turn left on St. Paul Ave. Turn right on Andrews St. Turn left on Silver Ln. Mission of Mary Farm is on the right.

This Central State University Extension event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Dayton Urban Grown Training Farm/Mission of Mary Farm
933 Xenia Ave.
Dayton, OH 45410

Contact:
Lisa Helm / (937) 610-3845 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 through Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Heartland Farm Beginnings® is a year-long, farmer-led training and support program designed to help early career farmers committed to creating a sustainable farm business achieve their goals. This intensive, eight-part workshop series will enable farmers with at least one year of production experience to develop a whole farm plan that encompasses realistic goal setting, financial management, and assessment of resources, skills, and markets. Early career farmers will also receive the business planning tools necessary to successfully implement their plan. In addition to the course work, the program includes 2019 conference registration and a mentorship for March through November upon successful completion of the course.

Cost and Registration: $1,000 by August 17, $1,200 by September 21. Pre-registration is required for the entire series.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours.

Location:
OEFFA
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Kelly Henderson / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmbeginnings

 

Chillicothe, OH 

Saturday, October 27, 2018
2-4 p.m.

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Join Paul and Heather Dorrance in the beautiful Appalachian countryside for a guided tour of their pasture-based livestock operation. Experience management-intensive rotational grazing, and appreciate the multi-species synergies of cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens, and turkeys working together for the benefit of the animals, the land, and our food. After the free farm tour, you are invited to stay for their annual Farm-To-Table Dinner and Movie, which runs from 4-8 p.m. This event features a cash bar with local craft beers and wine, organic and sustainably raised ingredients sourced from local farms, and an outdoor showing of an award-winning food documentary. Dinner tickets cost $50.

This event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Pastured Providence Farmstead
3316 Chapel Creek Rd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Contact:
Paul Dorrance / (740) 851-3883 /

http://www.pasturedprovidence.com

 

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

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