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Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, June 24, 2017
5:00-7:00pm

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Central State University Cooperative Extension Service is the newest land-grant institution in Ohio. Their urban agriculture programs help educate small and nontraditional farmers and urban communities about urban agriculture practices. Urban Greens turns vacant properties into beautiful and bountiful gardens. They operate a half acre urban farm, which serves a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. They rely on an extensive network of like-minded farmers, which provide them with the best variety and quality. Tour this garden and small food hub, learn how they collaborate with their community, and stay for an optional farm-to-table meal. CSU Extension Agent Lisa Craig will be on site to describe their programs and Extension outreach, and to answer questions.

Cost and Registration: The farm tour is free and open to the public and does not require pre-registration. Pre-registration is required for the dinner, which costs $20. To register, email info@urbangreensfresh.com with "Farm to Table" in the subject line.

This event is presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
Urban Greens
241 Worth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Contact:
Ryan Doan / 513-255-0955 /

http://www.urbangreensfresh.com

 

Amesville, OH 

Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00-4:00pm

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John Wood, an Amesville native, started Homecoming Farm with the help of his parents, George and Marcia, in 2015. This start-up is managed in a sustainable and ethical way, and John is currently exploring organic certification. He will share is experiences as a beginning farmer and what he has learned.

The property is managed with a whole-farm approach with a focus on diverse, year-round income streams including fruit trees, vegetables, wood products, and non-timber forest products such as maple syrup. Co-sponsored by Rural Action, see the farm's vegetable plots, flower beds, and sugar shack, and learn about diversification and how to best manage a mix of forested and unforested land.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact caitie@ruralaction.org or (740) 677-4047. Materials will be provided.

Directions: From Athens, take Rte. 550 E into Amesville. Turn onto Rte. 329 N and drive 0.5 miles. Turn right on Linscott Rd. Homecoming Farm is the first driveway on the right. The driveway is steep; parking is at the top of the hill.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Homecoming Farm
14964 Linscott Run Rd.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
John Wood / 740-448-3402 /

http://www.homecomingfarmohio.com

 

Apple Creek, OH 

Thursday, June 29, 2017
2:00-6:00pm

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The Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) 2017 Organic Crop Field Day will feature tours of organic research plots on the OSU Wooster Campus. Topics to be covered include: soil balancing experiments; cover crop interseeding; variety trials of oats, corn, and red clover; weed management; and vegetable tillage, microbials, grafting, and season extension.

Directions: From Wooster, take Rte. 250 S to Apple Creek. In Apple Creek, turn left on Apple Creek Rd. and travel 1.8 miles. The farm is on the left.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center West Badger Farm
1501 Apple Creek Rd.
Apple Creek, OH 44606

Contact:
Kathy Bielek / 330-202-3528 /

http://offer.osu.edu

 

Bexley, OH 

Thursday, July 6, 2017
4:00-7:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Bexley Farmers' Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, OH 43209

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Friday, July 7, 2017
3:00-7:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Franklinton Gardens Produce Stand
1003 W Town St
Columbus, OH 43222

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:30am-1:30pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Pearl Market
19 N Pearl St
Columubs, OH 43215

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Westerville, OH 

Friday, July 14, 2017
11:00am-3:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Raisin Rack at Lee Plaza
2545 W Schrock Rd
Westerville, OH 43081

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, July 15, 2017
9:00am-12:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Clintonville Farmers' Market
N High St
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, July 16, 2017
1:00-4:00pm

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Foraged & Sown uses an innovative approach to land tenure--building relationships with multiple land owners to farm and forage on diverse sites--to create a low-impact, sustainable urban farm. This tour will feature Harmonious Homestead gardens' full of flavor-packed annual and perennial herbs and unusual fruits, along with demonstrations and samplings of their value-added products.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Foraged & Sown
1224 E. Cooke Rd.
Columbus, OH 43224

Contact:
Rachel Tayse / (614) 598-3559 /

http://www.foragedandsown.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
3:30-6:30 pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers Market
Columubs, OH

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Dayton, OH 

Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm

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Participants will learn about a unique project to repurpose an abandoned factory into an urban farm. See how the farm grows food in raised beds in the parking lot and learn about plans and challenges of converting the factory to a year-round growing facility.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/TURF17.

Directions: From Rte. 35 in Dayton, exit north onto Steve Whalen Blvd. Turn right on Hamilton Ave.. Turn left on Linden Ave. Turn right on S. Torrence St. Turn right on Bierce Ave. The farm is on the left. Enter the gate and park inside the fence.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Urban Renewal Farm
216 S. Torrence St.
Dayton, OH 45403

Contact:
Jim Wellman / 937-516-1819 /

http://www.facebook.com/daytonyurbanrenewalfarm

 

Lancaster, OH 

Friday, July 21, 2017
6:00-9:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Keller Market House and Lancaster Art Walk
134 S Columbus St
Lancaster, OH 43130

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:00-4:00pm

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Urban Farms of Central Ohio, an initiative of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, transforms vacant and underutilized sites in underserved neighborhoods into productive, sustainable urban farms that provide low-income, food-insecure residents increased access to fresh, local produce. Tour Wheatland Farm, the second farm site, which is currently being transformed into a thriving farm. The farm operates on one acre of land at a former hospital site that has been repurposed to grow food through a large-scale raised bed growing system and uses a greenhouse for seed starting. The farm sells a portion of its crops to local restaurants and through a veggie box program. In turn, this supports the pay-what-you-can farm stand that provides low-income families with fresh produce.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, email urbanfarms@midohiofoodbank.org.

Directions: From 1-70, take the Rte. 40/Broad St. exit and drive west. From Broad St., turn right on N. Wheatland Ave. The farm will be on the right, directly after the health center parking lot. Please park on the street along Wheatland Ave. and access the farm through the north end of the health center parking lot.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Wheatland Farm
116 N. Wheatland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

Contact:
Sarah Lenkay / 614-317-9476 /

http://www.urbanfarmsofcentralohio.org

 

Amanda, OH 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
4 p.m.

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Brian and Kelly Helser operate a produce farm and community supported agriculture (CSA) program in Fairfield County. From small beginnings, they started seeds in a converted back porch greenhouse for two acres of crops. Nearly 20 years later, they have expanded to 100 acres of produce, growing customer favorites like sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, apples, peaches, and a variety of other vegetables and fruits. They serve quality produce to their local community through sales at their home farmstand and several Columbus farmers' markets.

Tour their newly-planted orchard alongside Clear Creek, which includes 3,000 peach and apple trees, and learn how to summer-prune and care for a young tree for a bountiful harvest. See some of the vegetable crops and hear about the Helsers' experiences in the local food movement and operating a CSA program. After the tour, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by DA QUE using items grown on their farm. The meal will include pulled pork, green beans, sweet corn, new potatoes, peaches, and icecream.

Cost and Registration: $25. To register, go to www.paigesproduce.com by July 1. Click on the CSA tab, which will direct you to a separate site where you can purchase a ticket. Meal included with each registration.

This event is presented by the Clintonville Farmers' Market and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series, offered in partnership with OEFFA and Ohio State University.

Location:
Paige's Produce Farm
7975 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd.
Amanda, OH 43102

Directions: From Columbus, take Rte. 23 S to Circleville. Take Rte. 22 E/Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd. for 10.8 miles and the farm is on the right. From Rte. 33 S, take Rte. 22 W. Drive 6 miles and the farm is on the left.

Contact:
Brian Helser / (740) 601-8419 /

http://www.paigesproduce.com

 

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Stratford's Beekeeper Apiary Dave will take people out to the bee hives and teach about how bees live and what their role is on the farm. Weather permitting, they will open up the hives and get a look at what goes on inside the colony.

$10 per family

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Dave Noble / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/event/meet-the-bees-2/

 

Bremen, OH 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:30am-1:00pm

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Visit a small produce auction where crops grown by the local Amish community are delivered to the auction by horse and wagon. Get a behind-the-scenes view of how the market is organized prior to the auction. Stay for the auction and purchase traditional and unique vegetables, fruit, baked goods, bedding plants, flowers, and hanging baskets.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, call (740) 652-7260 or email scott.1863@osu.edu.

Directions: The auction is approximately 20 minutes/10 miles east of downtown Lancaster. From Lancaster, drive east on Main St./Rte. 22/Rte. 37 toward New Lexington. On the east side of Lancaster (at Diamond Power), veer right to stay on Rte. 37 E. Turn right on Lake Rd. At North Berne corner, curve left (now on Bremen Rd.) Drive almost 3 miles, and turn right onto Mt. Zwingli Rd. The Bremen Produce Auction building will be on your right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Bremen Produce Auction
1511 Mt. Zwingli Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107

Contact:
Dave Foltz / 740-569-7351 /

http://www.bremenfarmersauction.weebly.com

 

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Columbus OH 43214

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