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Conneaut, OH 

Saturday, August 27, 2016
1-3:30 p.m.

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BLD farm is a place for experiments, creativity, and healing. Charles Schiavone is a builder-carpenter- potter who is building with mud, grass, and sticks. BLD farm is the home of the Trillium Center, an educational project led by herbalist Leah Wolfe, which focuses on community health through whole foods and herbs. They sell eggs, culinary herbs, and leafy greens on-site and offer on-farm classes. See examples of natural building, rocket stoves, a greenhouse, herb gardens, and more.

Registration: To register, email leah@trilliumcenter.org by August 20.

This event is offered by Ashtabula Local Food Council 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, Advancing Eco Agriculture, 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:
The Trillium Center and BLD farm
715 Furnace Rd.
Conneaut, OH 44030

Contact:
Ashtabula Local Food Council / (440) 261-5112 /

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

 

North Bend, OH 

Saturday, August 27, 2016 through Sunday, August 28, 2016
3:00 pm -7:30 pm

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An on-farm dinner like no other, featuring some of the region's best chefs and producers on one of the area's oldest farms: Carriage House Farm. Hood's Heritage Hogs will be providing the pork for this amazing snout to tail dinner, featuring three courses with pairings of wine and beer. Guests will socialize over pre-dinner drinks while the air is filled with notes of bluegrass.

Featured Chefs:
- Chef Dana Adkins
- Chef Jose Salazar
- Chef Mike Florea
- Chef Stephen Williams
- Chef Jason Louda
- Chef Nino Loreto

Ticket price: $150 for dinner; $200 for two-day event including BizarreBQ.

There are a limited number of special seating tickets that include a space at the invitation-only all-day BizzarBQ event taking place the day before the dinner (Saturday, August 27th). BizzareBQ is a potluck event featuring regional and national chefs, ranchers, farmers, and leaders in the charcuterie world.

Partial proceeds will benefit the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.

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

Carriage House Farm is an Ohio Century Farm, single-family owned since 1855. The farm supplies a host of regional chefs, artisan producers, and upscale markets.

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

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-haymakers-social-a-75-mile-dinner-tickets-20932490643

 

Auburn Township, OH 

Sunday, August 28, 2016
4-8:30 p.m.

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The Farmers' Table is returning to northeast Ohio this year! Join organic farmers Jake and Dawn Trethewey of Maplestar Farm, and their long-time restaurant partners, The Driftwood Group, for a unique farm to table experience that celebrates Ohio farms and summer flavors. Proceeds will support OEFFA and Two Foundation.

Sample the very best of what Maplestar Farm has to offer! We'll pick fresh from the field for the evening and let the farm's bounty be our guide. Guests will enjoy flavorful appetizers as they tour the farm's organic fields and get intimately acquainted with how their food for the evening was grown. Tea, craft beer, and wine will be available to complement the experience.

This emerging menu consisting of small plate entrees prepared by Washington Place Bistro & Inn Executive Chef Bradley Johnson and will spotlight certified organic vegetables from Maplestar Farm and other fresh, local ingredients. Each small plate will feature a carefully paired wine from Wente Vinyeards.

Tickets are $60 per person. Learn more and save your seat at the table: www.oeffa.org/q/farmerstable2016

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

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

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmerstable2016

 

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, August 29, 2016
7-9 p.m.

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Join OEFFA's Heart of Ohio Chapter planning meeting for the 2016-17 season to help select the topics for the 2016-17 meetings and identify individuals who might want to lead the discussions. It is important that we select topics that relate to our chapter members and help them grow as producers. If you cannot attend the planning meeting but have a topic that you want considered please email Chuck Dilbone at cgdilbone@gmail.com before the August 29 meeting.

As of this date we have received the following ideas;
• Growing heirloom tomatoes
• Farm panel – question and answers
• Growing flowers commercially
• Irrigation
• No-till farming
• Controlling insects organically
• Growing, drying, storing and selling herbs
• Raised-bed gardening
• Cover crops

The following are the meeting dates, times and location for this year's meetings. All meetings are from 7-9 p.m. at the Alexandria Public Library unless otherwise indicated.

• August 29
• October 17
• November 21
• January 16
• March 20
• April 17
• May 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Farm Visit

We hope you will join us for the planning meeting! Your input is important to our chapter.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr.
Alexandria, OH 43001

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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This year's symposium will have many interesting topics, speakers, vendors, and networking opportunities between vendors and attendees.

Registration is due by Monday, August 22, 2016.

Cost: $35 includes access a continental breakfast and a lunch.

Location:
Rhodes Center Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Contact:
Marci Lininger / 614-416-8993 /

http://ohio.apwa.net/EventDetails/9036

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 1, 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-11/

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
7:00 pm

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SEED: The Untold Story is an award winning documentary about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the future of our food, from the filmmakers behind Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? The film features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, and Winona LaDuke. SEED is executive produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

Location:
Gateway Theatre
1550 N. High St.
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Chuck Lynd, Simply Living / 614-354-6172 /

http://gatewayfilmcenter.org/seed-untold-story/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Make jam 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-101-17/

 

Sunbury, OH 

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

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Join Glass Rooster Cannery and make your own fresh mozzarella cheese!

Learn simple techniques to produce a plain, salted loaf of creamy goodness or spice things up by adding aromatic herbs and spices. Then, our cheese will become the centerpiece as we sample hors d'ouervers and choose the class' favorite combination.

Leave with your cheese, recipes and the confident ability to master mozzarella at home.

Cost: $55.00 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/mozzarella-cheese-making-8/

 

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
2 p.m.

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Attend this field day to learn about OSU's latest research related to organic crop production and inputs. Topics will include a multi-year organic soil management project; oat, corn, and red clover variety trials; cover crops; and more. The field day will include tours of OSU's East and West Badger Farms, Fry Farm, and Hort Unit 1.

Registration: To register, email bielek.4@osu.edu by September 2.

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:
OARDC
Apple Creek Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Kathy Bielek / (330) 202-3528 /

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

 

Ottawa, OH 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
7-9 p.m.

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Tour participants will see replicated on-farm soil health research plots in a corn-soybean-wheat rotation with three different tillage systems: conventional tillage, long-term no-till, and long-term no-till with cover crop. Other trials include soybeans interplanted into corn for added nitrogen. Changes in soil health, weeds, insects, diseases, and nutrient runoff from the different plot treatments will be discussed.

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:
SHARP Farm Site
11508 Township Rd. H-11
Ottawa, OH 45875

Contact:
Jim Hoorman / (419) 523-6294 /

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

 

Milan, MI 

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

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Are you a farmer seeking a sound way to till the soil, reduce weeds, and promote beneficial insects?

Join the Zilke Vegetable Farm for a demonstration of tillage systems that compliment cover crop residue and reduced tillage.

Light local food snacks will be on offer.

Please RSVP--You can register by sending us an email to sorrrone@msu.edu.

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

The farm is located just off Route 27 south of Ann Arbor.

Contact:
Vicki Morrone / (734) 260-2324 /

http://www.michiganorganic.msu.edu

 

Jefferson, OH 

Friday, September 9, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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Tim and Barb Loya of Farm 153 grow nutritious and delicious produce with the goal of enhancing the health and the culinary experience of their customers. They see their soil, air, water, and plants as parts of a complex living system that they build up according to organic methods, applying naturally-occurring inputs and avoiding all synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

Since they started the farm in 2008, Tim and Barb have learned many expensive and painful lessons. Join this tour to learn how they've improved efficiency and quality and increased scale as they explain some fundamental mistakes that they made that can save beginning growers time, grief, and money. They'll explore how important it is to consistently and effectively execute the basics in every task. They will also discuss their first steps toward discovering and using permaculture techniques to increase their efficiency and production. Visitors will walk away with a list of resources, materials, practices to avoid, and practices to embrace. Produce may be available for purchase on-site.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, email farm 153@yahoo.com with the number of people coming and any questions or farm topics you'd like to hear discussed.

This event is offered by Ashtabula Local Food Council 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, Advancing Eco Agriculture, 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:
Farm 153
1440 Overly Rd.
Jefferson, OH 44047

Contact:
Ashtabula Local Food Council / (440) 261-5112 /

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

 

Carrollton, OH 

Friday, September 9, 2016 through Sunday, September 11, 2016
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The program is designed to offer women ages 14 and over the opportunity to gain valuable in-the-field skills in an environment that encourages fun and success in the outdoors. This exciting program targets women who want to learn outdoor skills through inexpensive courses addressing such topics as camping, fishing, botany, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, archery, shooting sports and much more! This program will provide the foundation to train women as outdoor educators and develop a network of outdoor enthusiasts with similar interests.

Registration Fee: $160.00

Deadline for registration is Sept. 5 SPACE IS LIMITED! Pre-registration is required!

Registrations received by August 19 will be placed in an "early bird" raffle.

Refunds cannot be made after Sept. 7 – call for availability after that date.

Location:
Camp Muskingum
3266 Dyewood Rd. SW
Carrollton, OH 44615

Contact:
Amy Butterfield / (614) 327-1041 /

http://www.nwtf.org

 

North Bend, OH 

Saturday, September 10, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 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. 9, will feature late-summer items, prepared by Chef Derek Dos Anjos, owner of The Anchor OTR.

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-9-tickets-23126828968

 

Bowling Green, OH 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
8-9:30 a.m.

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Hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF), Eric Pawlowski of OEFFA will discuss organic production methods as an alternative and profitable strategy for growers. He will also cover market opportunities, constraints, and how to achieve regionally and nationally recognized certifications. The breakfast forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends, and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.
Cost: $10/person. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance.

Location:
Agricultural Incubator Foundation
13737 Middleton Pike
Bowling Green, OH

Contact:
CIFT / 419-535-6000 /

http://www.ciftinnovation.org

 

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

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