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Jefferson, OH 

Saturday, August 6, 2016
1-3:30 p.m.

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At Red Beet Row, a new 14 acre education farm, Stephanie Blessing and Jon Wright experiment with permaculture and holistic growing and building methods. They teach the best of what they've learned during on-farm classes. Join this tour to see their passive solar underground greenhouse, mobile animal shelters, hugelkultur (mound) beds, polyculture gardens, and more! On-farm products will be available for sale (cash only please).

Registration: To register, call (440) 316-2338 or email redbeetrow@yahoo.com.

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:
Red Beet Row
2873 E. Maple Rd.
Jefferson, OH 44047

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

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

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 7, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals is a small farm company that currently grows on an acre of wet clay soil at the back of a three acre city lot that makes up part of the head waters for Adena brook. Bethani Turley and Chris Burney started their farm based on ideas about biodiversity and land management that they learned through permaculture, agroforestry, and experienced friends. The garden contains a wide variety of perennial and annual plants in an attempt to mimic the eastern deciduous forest biome. Stop by and see the garden in all of its mid-summer abundance!

This event is offered by the Columbus Agrarian Society 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, Ashtabula Local Food Council, 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:
Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals
4166 Maize Rd.
Columbus, OH 43224

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society / (614) 557-8902 /

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

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 7, 2016
1-2 p.m.

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The Columbus Growing Collective is an eclectic group of farmers, restauranteurs, social entrepreneurs, and environmentalists whose mantra is sustainable production with a social purpose. The group operates a multi-location urban farm which includes shipping containers, rooftops, in-ground growing, and high-tunnels. This tour will take place at the group's two acre flagship farm, known as the Italian Village Urban Farm, which is located in the center of one of Columbus's newest mixed use urban developments, known as Jeffrey Place. Participants will tour the entire farm, stopping along the way to learn about the unique social programming initiatives and strategic community partnerships which have developed at the farm. The group's evolving relationship with A&R Creative Group—which owns some of the most innovative farm to table concept restaurants in Columbus—will also 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:
Italian Village Urban Farm
701 N. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43202

Contact:
Joel Harris / (614) 746-0885 /

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

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 13, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Visit the Scotts Miracle Gro Community Garden Campus for beauty and inspiration. Designed as a living classroom and idea center, this four acre garden provides creative resources for anyone interested in gardening and edible landscapes. Explore the culinary, herb, and fragrance gardens, live-fire cooking area, theater, apiary, rose pavilion, berry house, and 40 community garden plots.

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:
Scotts Community Garden Campus at Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43203

Contact:
Bill Dawson / (614) 715-8090 /

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

 

Ft. Wayne, IN 

Saturday, August 13, 2016
10 a.m.

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Wood farm is a certified organic 500 acre hay and pasture farm, which supplies hay to regional dairies and beef to local restaurants. See the farm's rotational pastures, Angus herd, and haying equipment, and learn the techniques and systems the Wood family uses to manage each segment of the operation. Learn about how they have partnered with other landowners in the area, including the Fort Wayne airport, to increase their base acreage. Food truck client, Bravas Specialty Burgers, will be on-site and open after the tour.

This tour is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer 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 The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, 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:
Wood Farm
11402 Indianapolis Rd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 45809

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

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

 

Canal Winchester, OH 

Sunday, August 14, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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Teresa Gottier of Weurfulville Suburban Farmstead farms a small yard using all possible space by growing vertically in containers and raised beds. While transitioning the yard from ornamentals to all edibles over the last several years, a variety of vegetables, herbs, berries, and fruit trees have been incorporated into the landscape. See how Teresa is extending the growing season through the use of low tunnels and a mini-greenhouse. Learn how her yields have steadily increased, enabling the micro-farm to produce enough food to feed the family year-round with surplus to sell to the neighbors!

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:
Weurfulville Suburban Farmstead
7051 Weurful Dr.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Contact:
Teresa Gottier / (614) 837-8445 /

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

 

Bowling Green, OH 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Brad Bergefurd, Horticulture Specialist at OSU South Centers, will showcase the one-year-old hops planting at the farm. Learn about new hop cultivars, innovative hop production techniques, pest control, and harvesting.

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:
Agricultural Incubator Foundation
13737 Middleton Pk.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact:
Alan Sundermeier / (419) 354-9050 /

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

 

Luckey, OH 

Friday, August 19, 2016
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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This fifth generation family farm includes more than 2,000 acres of land, 700 of which are certified organic. Learn about small grains and hear how the farm prepares custom, regional, and international orders. Beginning at 1 p.m., tour the licensed compost facility where nutrient-dense crop, grain, livestock, and canning waste is recycled for sale and on-farm use. Weather permitting, see demonstrations of different cultivators from K.U.L.T. Kress Manufacturing. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch from 11:45-12:45 p.m. An OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter meeting will take place before lunch from 10-11:45 a.m.

Registration: To register, email lkozma@hirtzel.com with the name of all attendees.

This tour is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer 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 The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, 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:
Hirzel Canning Company and Farms
20790 Bradner Rd.
Luckey, OH 43443

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

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

 

Toledo, OH 

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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See an array of agricultural practices in an urban, small-scale setting. From bees to chickens, greenhouses to hoop houses, and fish to fruit, University Church's eight acres showcase something for everyone, including a growing community garden. Enjoy the morning learning about agriculture and how you can apply those practices in your own backyard.

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:
University Church
4747 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615

Contact:
Sean Smith / (678) 787-5691 /

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

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 21, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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During this field day, attendees will visit the most recently established ground plot of Swainway Urban Farm. Building a micro-farm enterprise within small spaces is possible through innovative farming techniques and a strategic approach. In six seasons of expansion, the farm has grown from a small backyard garden to three intensive production sites, drawing revenue of $150,000 on less than a 1/2 acre foot print. These sites include two outdoor gardens, a spring seedling hoophouse, and an indoor facility growing mushrooms and microgreens year-round. Garden layout and niche crop production will be discussed, along with the business aspects of developing a sustainable and successful small plot farming system. Harmonious Homestead, the tour location, includes more than thirty perennial edible species, annual and wild food beds, a flock of chickens, and beehives. The homestead includes projects created by friends and children who use shared space to practice restoration agriculture and nature schooling.

This event is offered by the Columbus Agrarian Society 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, Ashtabula Local Food Council, 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:
Swainway Urban Farm
1224 E. Cooke Rd.
Columbus, OH 43224

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society / (614) 557-8902 /

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

 

Amesville, OH 

Sunday, August 21, 2016
1-4 p.m.

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Women Grow Ohio (WGO), in partnership with Rural Action, invites the public to tour and learn about women owned or operated farmsteads. This Farm Fair will gather women farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and food producers from southeast Ohio to discuss and showcase their work. Green Edge Gardens will act as the convening host site, and will offer tours and insight to their operations. Gather with women farmers to participate in farm tours, informational sessions, networking, and fun!

The Farm Fair is free to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

Women farmers who are interested in being participants in the Farm Fairs are urged to contact Annie Warmke at annie@bluerockstation.com or (740) 674-4300.

Women Grow Ohio (WGO) is a volunteer based group that was formed in 2015 to demonstrate the important work of Ohio women working in agriculture as farmers, homesteaders, urban growers/homesteaders, and backyard garden producers. For more information about Women Grow Ohio's work, visit www.womengrowohio.com.

Rural Action is a membership based organization working to build sustainable local economies in Appalachian Ohio. For more information about Rural Action's work visit www.ruralaction.org.

Location:
Green Edge Gardens
16232 Henry Rd.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
Annie Warmke / (740) 674-4300 /

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecfrffw3a4c52251&llr=du8cg7iab

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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