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Johnstown, OH 

Friday, July 21, 2017
2:00 pm

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Johnstown Babcock Library
320 N. Main St.
Johnstown, Ohio 43031

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Philo, OH 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Blue Rock Station is a working farm with a real goat herd. Annie Warmke, the goat herder, has been keeping goats and making cheese for over a decade. The time with her will include lively stories of Ohio and foreign lands,plus practical information about no nonsense cheese making. You'll enjoy meeting new people, and especially the high tea Blue Rock Station-style, and cheese sampling.

What you'll learn:

* How to process milk to create a basic curd
* The basics of cheese making for the farmstead
* Recipes for a variety of basic cheeses
* How to make easy cottage cheese and ricotta cheese
* Tools you'll need that can be found around the house
* How to preserve cheeses in a variety of ways

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, Ohio 43771

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/07/22/372/36%7C35%7C34/MzYzZjg4YTRiN

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:00-4:00pm

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Urban Farms of Central Ohio, an initiative of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, transforms vacant and underutilized sites in underserved neighborhoods into productive, sustainable urban farms that provide low-income, food-insecure residents increased access to fresh, local produce. Tour Wheatland Farm, the second farm site, which is currently being transformed into a thriving farm. The farm operates on one acre of land at a former hospital site that has been repurposed to grow food through a large-scale raised bed growing system and uses a greenhouse for seed starting. The farm sells a portion of its crops to local restaurants and through a veggie box program. In turn, this supports the pay-what-you-can farm stand that provides low-income families with fresh produce.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, email urbanfarms@midohiofoodbank.org.

Directions: From 1-70, take the Rte. 40/Broad St. exit and drive west. From Broad St., turn right on N. Wheatland Ave. The farm will be on the right, directly after the health center parking lot. Please park on the street along Wheatland Ave. and access the farm through the north end of the health center parking lot.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Wheatland Farm
116 N. Wheatland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

Contact:
Sarah Lenkay / 614-317-9476 /

http://www.urbanfarmsofcentralohio.org

 

Amanda, OH 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
4 p.m.

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Brian and Kelly Helser operate a produce farm and community supported agriculture (CSA) program in Fairfield County. From small beginnings, they started seeds in a converted back porch greenhouse for two acres of crops. Nearly 20 years later, they have expanded to 100 acres of produce, growing customer favorites like sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, apples, peaches, and a variety of other vegetables and fruits. They serve quality produce to their local community through sales at their home farmstand and several Columbus farmers' markets.

Tour their newly-planted orchard alongside Clear Creek, which includes 3,000 peach and apple trees, and learn how to summer-prune and care for a young tree for a bountiful harvest. See some of the vegetable crops and hear about the Helsers' experiences in the local food movement and operating a CSA program. After the tour, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by DA QUE using items grown on their farm. The meal will include pulled pork, green beans, sweet corn, new potatoes, peaches, and icecream.

Cost and Registration: $25. To register, go to www.paigesproduce.com by July 1. Click on the CSA tab, which will direct you to a separate site where you can purchase a ticket. Meal included with each registration.

This event is presented by the Clintonville Farmers' Market and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series, offered in partnership with OEFFA and Ohio State University.

Location:
Paige's Produce Farm
7975 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd.
Amanda, OH 43102

Directions: From Columbus, take Rte. 23 S to Circleville. Take Rte. 22 E/Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd. for 10.8 miles and the farm is on the right. From Rte. 33 S, take Rte. 22 W. Drive 6 miles and the farm is on the left.

Contact:
Brian Helser / (740) 601-8419 /

http://www.paigesproduce.com

 

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Stratford's Beekeeper Apiary Dave will take people out to the bee hives and teach about how bees live and what their role is on the farm. Weather permitting, they will open up the hives and get a look at what goes on inside the colony.

$10 per family

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Dave Noble / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/event/meet-the-bees-2/

 

Columbus, OH 

Monday, July 24, 2017
2:00 pm

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Children will comb wool, grind grain, roll dough, use washboards, play with rolling hoops, stilts, and wooden toys, and experience the work and joy of a childhood from the past. Set up as either a festival activity or for classroom instruction.

In this program:
• A hands-on exploration of skills, chores, and games from times gone by
• Countless antique props to fully immerse the audience in the experience
• Activities that will engage the imagination

Location:
Whetstone Library
3909 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Bremen, OH 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:30am-1:00pm

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Visit a small produce auction where crops grown by the local Amish community are delivered to the auction by horse and wagon. Get a behind-the-scenes view of how the market is organized prior to the auction. Stay for the auction and purchase traditional and unique vegetables, fruit, baked goods, bedding plants, flowers, and hanging baskets.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, call (740) 652-7260 or email scott.1863@osu.edu.

Directions: The auction is approximately 20 minutes/10 miles east of downtown Lancaster. From Lancaster, drive east on Main St./Rte. 22/Rte. 37 toward New Lexington. On the east side of Lancaster (at Diamond Power), veer right to stay on Rte. 37 E. Turn right on Lake Rd. At North Berne corner, curve left (now on Bremen Rd.) Drive almost 3 miles, and turn right onto Mt. Zwingli Rd. The Bremen Produce Auction building will be on your right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Bremen Produce Auction
1511 Mt. Zwingli Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107

Contact:
Dave Foltz / 740-569-7351 /

http://www.bremenfarmersauction.weebly.com

 

Pleasantville, OH 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6:30-7:30pm

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Berry Family Farm is a diversified farm producing natural beef raised with no antibiotics, hormones, or GMO feed. Instead, this grass-fed and non-GMO grain-fed beef is sold directly to the consumer in various quantities. They also have pasture-raised pork, chicken and eggs, season turkeys, and a limited supply of lamb. New ventures include a high tunnel for vegetable production. Come visit the farm and learn from Brad about what it takes to meet the regulations associated with selling meat directly to consumers.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, call (740) 652-7260 or email scott.1863@osu.edu.

Directions: The farm is approximately 25 minutes/14 miles northeast of downtown Lancaster. From Lancaster, drive east on Main St. for about a mile. Turn left on N. Cherry St., which turns slightly right and becomes Rte. 188 E/Pleasantville Rd. at the intersection with 6th Ave. Travel on Rte. 188 E/Pleasantville Rd. for about 11.5 miles. Turn left onto Canal Rd. Berry Family Farm will be on your right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Berry Family Farm
5500 Canal Rd.
Pleasantville, OH 43148

Contact:
Brad Berry / 740-468-3579 /

http://www.berryfamilyfarm.com

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
2:00 pm

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Livingston Library
3434 Livingston Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43227

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Columbus Ohio 

Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:30 pm

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Children will comb wool, grind grain, roll dough, use washboards, play with rolling hoops, stilts, and wooden toys, and experience the work and joy of a childhood from the past. They will also participate in a demonstration of the making of apple cider. Set up as either a festival activity or for classroom instruction.

In this program:
• A hands-on exploration of skills, chores, and games from times gone by
• Countless antique props to fully immerse your audience in the experience
• Fresh apple cider for participants to create and drink

Location:
Livingston Library
3434 E. Livingston Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43227

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Columbus, OH 

Friday, July 28, 2017
1:00-3:00pm

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Central State University Cooperative Extension realizes that urban agriculture has the power to bring communities together. Based in Columbus' Linden neighborhood, this project reclaims vacant lots for natural areas and food production, engages youth in agriculture through an urban 4-H program, hosts a weekly farmers' market, and provides space for contemporary artists. With the opening of the café, New Harvest became an unpretentious gathering place for the entire community to share their interests in gardening, the environment, and the arts, while enjoying authentic soul food sourced from nearby gardens. Join this tour to see garden sites, 4-H projects, the café, and the arts center, and learn about plans for constructing a fresh market and commercial kitchen facility, which will allow community members to develop value-added products. CSU Extension Agent Renita Porter will be on site to describe their programs and Extension outreach, and to answer questions.

This free event is presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
New Harvest Cafe and Urban Arts Center
1675 Arlington Ave.
Columubs, OH 43211

Contact:
Kwodwo Ababio / (614) 447-8810 /

http://www.facebook.com/newharvestcafe

 

Hilliard, OH 

Friday, July 28, 2017
7:00 pm

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Hilliard Station Park
4021 Main St.
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Groveport, OH 

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:00am-12:30pm

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Heirloom Produce is a large market garden consisting of 16,000 square feet of production space on a two acre residential lot. Root crops and leafy greens are marketed to restaurants and at several local farmers' markets. A hoophouse is used to start seeds, chickens are raised to build soil, and beehives are being added this summer. Learn how a vegetable market garden utilizes regenerative agriculture in order to be sustainable.

Directions: From Columbus, take I-70 E to exit 105A and travel Rte. 33 E towards Lancaster. Take the exit for Rte. 317/Hamilton Rd. and turn rght on Hamilton Rd. Travel 1 mile and turn left to continue on Hamilton Rd. Hamilton Rd. turns into College St. and takes you into downtown Groveport. In Groveport, turn left onto Main St., and then turn right on Richardson Rd. Travel 2 miles and the farm is on the left.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Heirloom Produce
7700 Richardson Rd.
Groveport, OH 43125

Contact:
Joe Cameron Harris / 614-746-0885 /

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Philo, OH 

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Join Annie and Jay for a guided tour of Blue Rock Station. The Warmkes are happy to periodically open their farm for a glimpse of how their version of sustainable living works.

Visitors will view some of the buildings made with rammed-earth tires, straw bales and earth plaster. There are a total of 18 buildings that can potentially be a part of the tour. After a short walk down the lane visitors will be invited to visit the sun room and living room of the first Earthship east of the Mississippi.

Depending on the weather, time will be given for discussion of ideas and questions. Children are always welcome unless otherwise noted but please keep in mind that this is an adult tour.

Reservations and pre-payment are required. Private tours can be scheduled for visitors with more specific questions about their personal building projects.

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, Ohio 43771

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/07/29/339/36%7C35%7C34/NTI0NThlYTA1O

 

Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00-4:00pm

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See how high schoolers are transforming agriculture in Cleveland! Since 1996, Green Corps, an urban agricultural work-study program for teenagers started by the Cleveland Botanical Garden, has been training youth to grow and sell produce at five farms on the east side of Cleveland. Tour guests can visit the program's oldest farm, established in 1996 in the Midtown neighborhood on land owned by Dunham Tavern and Museum, the oldest building in Cleveland, which will also be open for tours. Youth farmers will describe the history of "The Little Yellow House" located on site, as well as square foot gardening, composting, herb spirals, and beekeeping. Co-sponsored by OEFFA's Lake Effect Chapter, this event also features food demonstrations, music, and family friendly activities, such as scavenger hunts and crafts. Fresh produce will be available for purchase.

Directions: From the I-490/I-71/I-90 interchange, take I-90 N approximately 2 miles to Exit 173B. Merge onto Chester Ave. traveling east. Drive 1.5 miles and turn right on E. 66th St. The farm is immediately on the left.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Green Corps Midtown Learning Farm
1945 E. 66th St.
Cleveland, OH 44103

Contact:
Kelly Barrett / 216-645-7798 /

http://www.cbgarden.org/lets-learn/green-corps/growing-community/midtown-learning-farm.aspx

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:00 pm

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Bexley Library
2555 E Main St
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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