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Delaware, OH 

Friday, October 14, 2016
8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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The Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) will host the 10th Annual Stinner Summit at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, Ohio on October 14th, 2016.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Stinner Summit, we're going back to the roots – Ben Stinner's outstanding ability to find common ground, ways that people can work together toward the common purpose of healthy agroecosystems and sustainable communities.

Participants will be challenged to find that common ground. In keeping with the original spirit of the Summit, we will fund a maximum of four projects. Our hope is for everyone to come together and agree on one project, and if they can we'll support it with $40,000. But if agreement can only be reached by smaller groups proposing 2-4 projects, then there will be less support available in total and per project.

During registration you will be asked to share what you think is the biggest opportunity or most pressing challenge to healthy agroecosystems and sustainable communities in Ohio. We're not looking for a project idea, we want the current topics that are most important for us to discuss together. We will use your responses to guide our initial discussions on the way to finding your common ground.

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware, OH 43015

Contact:
Jennifer Harrison / 831.345.9392 /

http://amp.osu.edu/index.php/registration-for-9th-annual-stinner-summit/

 

Perrysburg, OH 

Friday, October 14, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Join Ohio Farm to School for a stakeholder workshop near you! The goal of these regional workshops is to dig deep into local farm to school successes and challenges and to build relationships both within and across local stakeholder groups.

Are you an educator, parent, or student? A farmer, producer, distributor, or processor? Do you work in food service at a local school, run a school garden, or work with an early care center? Are you working to get more local, fresh foods into school cafeterias, strengthening the local food system, or educating kids about food and agriculture? Then this workshop is for you!

Location:
Hilton Garden Inn
Perrysburg, OH

Contact:
Carol Smathers / (614) 688 - 1801 /

http://farmtoschool.osu.edu/events/2016-workshops/

 

Thornville, OH 

Saturday, October 15, 2016
10 a.m.

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Women Grow Ohio will hold their second Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch Workshop! At this bison workshop, attendees will learn all about bison: feeding and nutrition, fencing and handling, breeding and calving, as well as tips on building a successful business. Through discussion and hands on learning, attendees will leave armed with an appreciation for our national mammal and will be able to begin to decide if raising bison is right for them. Spend a day in the beautiful rolling hills of Perry County on this historic farm. Lunch, featuring bison chili, will be provided.

Carie Starr is the Co-owner and President at Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch, in Thornville, Ohio. Carie, an environmental scientist by trade, found her calling when she fell in love with the idea of raising bison in 2006. Carie and her husband Jarrod, armed with years of self-education on these wild and woolly beasts, spent the last 8 years transforming an empty hay field into a bustling bison ranch by the sweat of their brow. Their growing bison herd and their heritage breed pork and poultry operation have been featured in Rural Heritage Magazine and Farm and Dairy Journal, among others.

Location:
Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch
Thornville, OH

Contact:
Carie Starr / 740-403-3763 /

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed5aup5mf774a2da&llr=du8cg7iab

 

Peninsula, OH 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 through Sunday, October 16, 2016
9:00 am

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The Spicy Lamb Farm is honored to host the fifth annual Cuyahoga Valley Sheep Dog Trials.

These sanctioned Open, Ranch, & Pro-Novice trials of the United States Border Collie Handler's Association (USBCHA) are a competition in which herding dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. The trials begin each day at 9am with Open (advanced dogs and handlers) competing first. The Ranch and Pro-Novice classes follows until all entries run in the afternoon. Handlers and judges will break for a lunch. Bring a folding chair and dress for the weather. This event is rain or shine.

Tickets can be ordered in advance for one or both days. $10 for adults and $5 for children. Lunches can be ordered to each or both days in advance.

SPONSOR A SHEEP DOG AT THE CUYAHOGA VALLEY SHEEP DOG TRIALS : We're offering sheepdog sponsorships for the 2015 Cuyahoga Valley Sheep Dog Trials. Each of the dogs will get a sponsor to support. Dog supporters will be randomly assigned a dog after the running order is established. You can request a dog and we'll do everything possible to pair you with your favorite athlete. Cost: $100/dog Sponsor a Sheep Dog

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

Contact:
Michael Minnig / 330-657-2012 /

http://www.thespicylamb.com/cuyahoga-valley-sheep-dog-trials/17475905

 

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, October 16, 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. 13, will feature mid-Autumn items, prepared by Chef Jackson Rouse of The Rookwood.

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-13-tickets-22719043270

 

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, October 17, 2016
7-9 p.m.

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At Fox Hollow Farm, the Rickard family sells naturally raised lamb, beef, pork, chicken, eggs from free-range hens, and pet treats at two farmers' markets and local foods stores in central Ohio. They'll describe why they believe the healthiest food is naturally raised and why grass, fresh air, and freedom of movement make a difference in their animals' health, and ultimately in the health of customers.

This presentation and discussion is part of the Heart of Ohio Chapter's 2016-2017 event series, "Sustainable living and farming/gardening in a changing climate." Each meeting's discussion will provide information for urban and rural farmers and gardeners. All meetings begin with a short business meeting, which usually includes information concerning farm policy.

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

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

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

 

Columbus, Ohio 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
7:00pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus 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:
Peggy McConnell Art's Center
777 Evening St
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Contact:
LWV of Metropolitan Columbus / (614) 837-1089 /

http://www.lwvcols.org/index.php

 

Columbus, Ohio 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:00pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus 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:
1st Congressional Church
444 E. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Contact:
LWV of Metropolitan Columbus / (614) 837-1089 /

http://www.lwvcols.org/index.php

 

Yellow Springs, OH 

Thursday, October 20, 2016
3-7 p.m.

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Join Ohio Farm to School for a stakeholder workshop near you! The goal of these regional workshops is to dig deep into local farm to school successes and challenges and to build relationships both within and across local stakeholder groups.

Are you an educator, parent, or student? A farmer, producer, distributor, or processor? Do you work in food service at a local school, run a school garden, or work with an early care center? Are you working to get more local, fresh foods into school cafeterias, strengthening the local food system, or educating kids about food and agriculture? Then this workshop is for you!

Location:
Antioch College
Yellow Springs, OH

Contact:
Carol Smathers / (614) 688 - 1801 /

http://farmtoschool.osu.edu/events/2016-workshops/

 

Hudson, Ohio 

Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Hudson 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:
Laurel Lake
200 Laurel Lake Dr
Hudson, Ohio 44236

Contact:
LWV of Hudson / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.lwvhudsonohio.org/index.html

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, October 20, 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-101-15/

 

The Plains, OH 

Friday, October 21, 2016
6 pm

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Community Food Initiatives, invites the public to the Harvest Dinner, an annual fundraiser celebrating fresh local food for all in SE Ohio. The dinner will feature a delectable meal prepared by local chefs, Christine Hughes and Bob O'Neil, owners of the Village Bakery Cafe, and will include a live performance by Word of Mouth Jazz Band. The night will start off with appetizers and a cash bar while the band plays. The cost of a ticket is on a sliding scale.

Location:
Eclipse Company Store
11309 Jackson Dr
The Plains, OH

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

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org/harvestdinner/

 

Athens, Ohio 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
6:30pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Athens 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:
Athens Public Library
30 Home Street
Athens, Ohio 45701

Contact:
LWV of Athens County / (614) 421-2022 /

http://athensleagueofwomenvoters.org/

 

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:00-2:00 pm

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Join Edible Columbus and The Seasoned Farmhouse for a panel discussion and lunch that will bring together producers, artisans, chefs, restaurateurs, institutional food system managers, distributors, and consumers to continue to deepen the conversation on using food from local producers and artisans on the plates of more central Ohioans.

The event aims to be a communal think tank with dynamic interaction between participants to gather input on thoughts on the future of local food sourcing in our community and the support needed to enable growth.

Executive Chef Bill Glover will utilize local ingredients to craft a three-course lunch, to be served at noon.

Panelists will engage in discussion and attendees are welcome to submit questions before or during the event.

The organizers hope that this event will serve as a start of the conversation with possible future community gatherings, workshops, field trips, or virtual meetings.

Doors open at 11:30 am. Lunch served at noon

Location:
Gallerie Bar & Bistro Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Claire Hoppens, Edible Columbus / 614-296-5053 /

http://www.ediblecolumbus.com

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join Glass Rooster Cannery and 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-101-20/

 

Newark, OH 

Saturday, October 29, 2016
4-7 p.m.

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Canal Market District is hosting a fun event to celebrate its first market season! Try Homestead Beer Co's new beer, eat good food, and listen to great tunes. The event includes:

• Launch of Canal Market Harvest Ale, brewed with local pumpkins from our market vendors
• Local beer (multiple types) and wine available for purchase
• Non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase
• 8 food trucks in attendance
• Live music from local musicians
• Fun times for all!

Location:
Canal Market District
36 East Canal St
Newark, OH

Contact:
Canal Market District / 740.404.1475 /

http://www.facebook.com/events/573120779565801/

 

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