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North Bend, OH 

Sunday, October 30, 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. 15, will feature mid-autumn items, prepared by Chef Stephen Williams of Bouquet Restaraunt and Wine Bar.

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-15-tickets-21893524120

 

Nelsonville, Ohio 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
TBD

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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:
Nelsonville Public Library
95 W. Washington
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

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

http://athensleagueofwomenvoters.org/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, November 1, 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-101-21/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, November 3, 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-13/

 

Peninsula, OH 

Saturday, November 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Come and throw your pumpkins with Spicy Lamb Farm to the sheep as treats (no Jack-o-Lanterns please).

Admission is one pumpkin per person. Enjoy early holiday discounts on our products and gift certificates.

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

Contact:
Laura DeYoung Minnig / 330-657-2012 /

http://www.thespicylamb.com/pumpkin-chunkin1

 

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, November 6, 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. 16, will feature mid-autumn items, prepared by Chef Mike Florea of Maribelle's Eat + Drink.

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-16-tickets-21891522132

 

Wooster, OH 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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This is a chance to meet with researchers, Extension, and others interested in organic agriculture to hear about current research, ask questions and give input to help chart the course of future organic research and education at The Ohio State University Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) program. A free hot lunch will be served, so please RSVP.

Location:
Shisler Conference Center at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Kathy Bielek / 330-202-3528 /

http://oardc.osu.edu/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, November 10, 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-10/

 

Evendale, OH 

Thursday, November 10, 2016
12-4 p.m.

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Based on the successful on-farm workshops developed in partnership with Rural Action, this workshop will focus on the season creation model developed by Green Edge Gardens. Their innovative use of high tunnel greenhouses and grow rooms ensures a year-round selection of organic seasonal vegetables, microgreens, and specialty mushrooms. Harvesting through the winter enables Green Edge Gardens to offer a successful winter community supported agriculture (CSA) program and take advantage of higher off-season prices and reduced competition. Farmers Kip and Becky Rondy and Dan Kneier will demonstrate how utilizing their practical, real world-tested season creation techniques can bring these off-season advantages to your farm, provide you with year-round cash flow, and eliminate the need for off-farm income. All attendees will receive a detailed Season Creation book, planting and harvest calendar, and folder with handouts and resources.

Cost and Registration: $80 for OEFFA members, $100 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/seasoncreationcincy.

This workshop 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:
Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd.
Evendale, OH 45241

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

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

 

Covington, KY 

Sunday, November 13, 2016
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Permaculture design facilitates an ongoing relationship between people and plants. Join Alexa Abner and Jessica Star as they add the next additions to their food forest gardens as a part of their continuous edible fencing project. Perennial plants are the anchor of their market gardens, providing reliable crops for their community supported agriculture (CSA) program, farmers' market customers, and partner chefs each season. Learn the history and uses of the plants they are cultivating. Take home your newfound knowledge and a few cuttings to get started on your own edible fence.

Cost and Registration: $10, includes perennial plant giveaway. Pre-registration required. To register, go to www.yogiandthefarmer.com or call (513) 746-6137 or (859) 466-9107 by October 13.

This event is offered by the Our Harvest Research and Education Institute 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 Columbus Agrarian Society. 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:
Yogi and the Farmer/ Watkins Alley Gardens
1213 Russell St.
Covington, OH 41011

Contact:
Our Harvest Research and Education Institute / (513) 473-1860 /

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

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Poppy seed, oatmeal, cocoa and coffee! These are some of the natural ingredients we can use to make homemade soap that is good for us and good for the environment.

Join Glass Rooster Cannery for a soap-making workshop and learn the ins and outs of making a moisturizing hand soap, an exfoliating work soap, or a scented bath soap made with essential oils.

Create your own custom soap to take home along with the recipe and more great ideas.

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/natural-soap-making-16/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, November 17, 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-101-16/

 

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, November 21, 2016
7-9 p.m.

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Rachel Tayse of Harmonious Homestead lives in a 1950's Cape Cod house on two acres in Columbus with her family, pets, and livestock. After many years tending small gardens in small yards, she is transforming her property into an edible oasis. She loves making everything from butter to bitters to bullets from scratch. Rachel will lead a discussion about preserving the seasonal harvest.

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

 

Online virtual conference 

Monday, December 5, 2016 through Thursday, December 8, 2016
5-8 p.m. ET

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Growing for the Future is a unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues, including: mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, student loans, land tenure, food safety, women and veterans in farming, conservation and much more!

The conference is completely online, and features farmer-to-farmer webinars, live Q & A, a discussion board, a resource center and free giveaways!

Location:
Online virtual conference

Contact:
National Farmers Union / (202) 554-1600 /

http://nfu.org/growing-for-the-future

 

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, January 16, 2017
7-9 p.m.

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Joseph Swain of Swainway Urban Farm believes in promoting health through eating densely nutritious produce, paying fair wages while running a profitable business, and farming by hand to maximize yield while minimizing petroleum resource use.

As leaders of the urban farm scene in central Ohio, they started the Columbus Agrarian Society, a resource center to support other for-profit farm ventures, backyard gardeners and community projects.

Swainway Urban Farm serves farmers' markets, restaurants and retail outlets in the Columbus area with fresh organic microgreens, mushrooms, specialty vegetables, and seedlings. Joseph will share his growing tips.

This presentation and discussion is part of the Hearth 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

 

Dayton, OH 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 through Saturday, February 11, 2017
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday

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Mark your calendar! Ohio's largest sustainable agriculture conference is moving to Dayton, which means lots of exciting changes, including:

- New, spacious location with on-site hotel and parking, cell phone reception, Wi-Fi, and other amenities!
- Larger three day trade show
- Thursday networking and reception and Friday - Easy access to downtown Dayton's attractions, dining, nightlife, and recreation

Plus, the same great features you love, including:
- Educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, business, homesteading, and - In-depth Thursday pre-conference sessions
- Made-from-scratch, local, organic meals
- Activities for kids and teens
- Raffle, book sales, and a setting that encourages networking, learning, and fellowship.

Grow with us! Registration opens this fall.
Learn more and sign up to receive conference updates at www.oeffa.org/conference2017

Location:
Dayton Convention Center
22 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Contact:
OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2017

 

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Columbus OH 43214

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