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Organic No-Till Grain Farm Tour

West Salem, OH 

Friday, August 1, 2014
1-6 p.m.

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To till or not to till: that is the question for organic producers. Join Dean McIlvaine of Twin Parks Organic Farm to see examples of both standard tillage and no-till organic crop rotations of corn, soybeans, spelt, oats, wheat, rye, and clover. Tour this 830 acre certified organic farm, learn about hay production and various cover crop mixes, and view crop roller and mechanical weed puller demonstrations.

This event is presented by OEFFA and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

This tour will be proceeded by an OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter potluck at 1 p.m. and a meeting at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Chapter President Michelle Gregg at michelledgregg@gmail.com. The farm tour takes place from 4-6 p.m.

Twin Parks Organic Farm
10980 N. Elyria Rd., West Salem, OH 44287

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

http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter Meeting and Potluck

West Salem, OH 

Friday, August 1, 2014
1 p.m.

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Join OEFFA's Grain Growers Chapter for a potluck and meeting, followed by an OEFFA farm tour.

Join Dean McIlvaine of Twin Parks Organic Farm to see examples of both standard tillage and no-till organic crop rotations of corn, soybeans, spelt, oats, wheat, rye, and clover. Tour this 830 acre certified organic farm, learn about hay production and various cover crop mixes, and view crop roller and mechanical weed puller demonstrations.

Potluck: 1 p.m. Please bring a dish to share, a plate, and utensils.
Chapter meeting: 2 p.m.
Farm tour: 4-6 p.m. For more information about the tour, or driving directions, go to http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf.

Twin Parks Organic Farm
10980 N. Elyria Rd., West Salem, OH 44287

Contact:
Michelle Gregg /

Dean McIlvaine / (330) 466-2545 /

 

The True Cost of Food

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
7:30pm

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The Capital Area Humane Society is offering a screening of the video, “The True Cost of Food,” followed by
a discussion on supporting alternatives to industrialized agriculture. The guest speaker is Joe Logan, President of the Ohio Farmers Union and member of the HSUS Agriculture Advisory Council for Ohio.

3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct., Columbus, OH

Contact:
John Dinon / (567) 868-6036 /

 

Home Cooked Fast Food

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, August 7, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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You wanted to have a garden so you could have fresh “real” food. Then the weeds started cropping up, and the plants started producing AND now you’re wondering, “What was I thinking?” OR, maybe you’re just wondering how to convert the farmer’s market produce into some form or fashion that would make your life a lot easier. Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station has learned through her degree from the School of Hard Knocks (living out of a suit case, traveling the world, living in France - where there was no fast food in a small village, and spending her current life on a farm) how to make fast food out of the deliciousness found in the garden.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Field Crops Day

Custar, OH 

Thursday, August 7, 2014
9am-11:30am

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Northwest Agricultural Research Station
4240 Range Line Road, Custar, OH.

Contact:
/ 419-257-2060

http://oardc.osu.edu/e10581/Field-Crops-Day-.htm

 

Non-Profit Urban Farm Tour

Toledo, OH 

Saturday, August 9, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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The Robert J. Anderson Urban Agriculture Center is home to Toledo GROWs, the Toledo Botanical Garden’s community outreach garden. This three acre urban farm uses greenhouses and sustainable practices to grow produce, along with bees, chickens, and turkeys. The site is a hub for more than 120 community gardens in the Toledo GROWs network, providing support to the gardens in the form of free seeds, plants, tool loans, gardening advice, and workshops. Come witness how an urban farm can beautify an inner city neighborhood and take home fresh produce from the garden’s on-site market stand!

This event is presented by the OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

Robert J. Anderson Urban Agriculture Center
900 Oneida St., Toledo, OH 43608

Contact:
/ (419) 720.8714 /

http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

Multi-Species Grazing Farm Tour

Fredericktown, OH 

Sunday, August 10, 2014
1 p.m.

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Enjoy a guided or self-directed tour of Fox Hollow Farm to see Lisa and Bruce Rickard’s techniques for mob-grazing cattle and sheep; raising pigs and heritage meat chickens on pasture, and managing laying flocks using an eggmobile. Learn about how the Rickards incorporated Permaculture practices into their farm, including swales, living fences, and chinampa (or floating gardens). Lisa and Bruce will also discuss on-farm chicken processing, how they direct market their products through farmers’ markets and local food co-ops, and what’s involved in hosting farm-to-table dinners.

This event is presented by OEFFA and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

Fox Hollow Farm
20060 Gilmore Rd., Fredericktown, OH 43019

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

http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

Hands-On Chicken Care

Columbus, OH 

Monday, August 11, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Visit the Harmonious Homestead flock of chickens to learn about and demonstrate hands-on care including checking a chicken for health and clipping wings. We'll discuss home remedies for common poultry ailments and end-of-life solutions.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

Food Safety Training

Galllipolis, OH 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
6pm-9pm

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During this Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training program, participants will receive a certificate of participation and a recordkeeping binder. The course is designed to prepare farmers to begin developing on-farm food safety plans and teaches them the basics of what they need to do to provide safe produce for consumers. Registration is $20 and is required by Aug. 6.

Ohio State University Extension Office
111 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH

Contact:
Jeff Moore / 740-466-7007

http://go.osu.edu/kkq

 

Hops Production Twilight Tour

Piketon, OH 

Thursday, August 14, 2014
6 – 9 p.m.

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OSU South Centers and the OSU Department of Entomology will showcase their hops field research plantings. This research is evaluating new hop cultivars, innovative hop production techniques, insect and disease control methods, and techniques for harvesting, processing, and marketing which can be adopted by Ohio farmers to provide hops for Ohio’s growing brewing industry.

Cost: $15, includes dinner. To register, contact Charissa McGlothin at mcglothin.4@osu.edu or (740) 289-2071 Ext. 132.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Send checks to OSU South Centers.

This event is presented by the OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
/ (740) 289-2071 /

http://ww.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

Planting and Caring for Small Fruits and Shrubs

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, August 14, 2014
6:30pm-8pm

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Easy to care for and delicious to boot, fruiting shrubs are a wonderful addition to any homestead. In this workshop, participants will learn from experienced gardener Alison Colman about planting and caring for small fruits and berry shrubs such as currants, gooseberries, seaberries, autumnberries, elderberries, aronia, and more. These prolific and easy to grow fruiting shrubs are best planted in the fall, and set fruit earlier earlier than most fruit tress (sometimes within one to two years of planting). Best of all, with proper care, they will reward you with lots of scrumptious and highly nutritious berries!

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com

 

2014 Ohio Food Summit

Reynoldsburg, OH 

Thursday, August 14, 2014
8am-3pm

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Meet one on one with buyers from the retail and food service industry. Event cost is $30 and includes a covered table and an Ohio Proud lunch.

Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH

Contact:
Lori Panda /

 

Outstanding in the Field

Hudson, OH 

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Thaxton Family Farm will be hosting a farm to table dinner with Outstanding in the Field. Tickets for the event go on sale 3/20/2014. Chefs Brian Goodman from The Greenhouse Tavern and Dan Maline from Noodlecat will be preparing the meal.

Thaxton Family Farm
2710 Ravenna St., Hudson, OH

Contact:
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http://www.outstandinginthefield.com

 

Diversified Produce, Livestock, and Farm Market Tour

Auburn, OH 

Saturday, August 16, 2014
3 p.m.

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At Sirna’s Farm and Market, Craig and Kaitlyn Sirna rely on beneficial insects and other sustainable agricultural practices to grow produce hydroponically, in high tunnels, and in raised beds. They raise grass-fed pure-bred Black Angus cows for ground beef sales using no hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. The Sirnas market their products through multiple farmers’ markets, the Winking Lizard restaurant, and through their on-farm store, which also sells off-farm local produce and agricultural products. Join this tour to learn about how the Sirnas manage a diversified farm and farm market sales.

This event is presented by OEFFA and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

Sirna’s Farm and Market
19009 Ravenna Rd., Auburn, OH 44023

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

http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

Water Bath Canning

Athens, OH 

Saturday, August 16, 2014
3pm-5pm

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Instructor: Mary Nally. Free to CFI Members, $5 for non-members.

ACEnet
94 Columbus Rd. Athens, Ohio

Contact:
Community Food Initiative / 740-593-5971 /

 

Monthly Wild Food Walk

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 17, 2014
2pm-4pm

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The same mechanism that allows us to recognize someone we haven’t seen in years allows us to achieve effortless identification for plants, flowers, trees and fungi. Visual imprinting of nature’s friends and foes can allow us the opportunity to partake in a great variety of wild edibles with lower risk. Like any skill or knowledge, this ability must be cultivated through repetition. Join a group of fellow wild food enthusiasts to hone your identification skills in a different environment each month. Locations will be selected based on seasonal species availability.

City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
City Folk's Farm Shop / 614-946-5553

http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/calendar

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

Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011