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Akron, OH 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
12-4 p.m.

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Based on the successful on-farm workshops developed in partnership with Rural Action, these workshops will focus on Green Edge Gardens' season creation model. 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/seasoncreationakron.

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:
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe at Highland Square
867 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

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

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

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Make jam with Glass Rooster Cannery 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-101-18/

 

Rutland, OH 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 through Sunday, September 25, 2016
full-day intensive trainings

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Join  Rural Action and the Beginning ​Forest ​Farmers Coalition for an intensive two-day conference on ​forest ​farming  ​native, medicinal  ​plants and other Non-Timber Forest Products.

The conference will cover forest farming of native medicinal plants, from propagation to cultivation, ​​harvesting, ​ processing, and  marketing. 

​Participants  ​will learn about ​a ​variety ​of commercially valuable ​plant species, ​including ​ ginseng, goldenseal, ​black ​cohosh, ​and ​ramps in both indoor and outdoor classroom settings.

Registration ​is ​open ​ to  ​anyone interested in beginning, maintaining, or expanding a forest farming operation.

Registration limited to 50 people.

Location:
United Plant Savers Goldenseal Sanctuary
35703 Loop Rd.
Rutland, OH 45775

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is home to hundreds of native medicinal plants growing in abundance.

Contact:
Karam Sheban / 740-677-4047 /

https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1849765

 

Peninsula,OH 

Saturday, September 24, 2016
12:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join The Spicy Lamb Farm for our fall festival. Watch shearing demonstrations, spinning, and sheep herding demonstrations. Listen to the Effangee Band play live music from 1-3 pm. Watch the "Call Your Shot" Novice Trials.

$10 for adults and $5 for children.

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

Contact:
Michael Minnig / 330-657-2012 /

http://www.thespicylamb.com/fall-farm-festival

 

Sugarcrreek, OH 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30-9 p.m.

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Find out more about organic corn and forage production at this field day held at a certified organic farm. Jacob Yoder farms 112 acres and has incorporated effective regenerative farming methods with successful results. Attend to learn about the correlations between healthy soil biology and successful crop production and to see fall management strategies. Refreshments will follow the walk.

Registration: To register, call (440) 632-1014 or go to http://bit.ly/organic-forage-production-walk by September 26.

This event is offered by Advancing Eco Agriculture 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, 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:
Jacob Yoder Farm
2165 County Rd. 70
Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Contact:
Advancing Eco Agriculture / (440) 632-1014 /

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

 

North Bend, OH 

Saturday, October 1, 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. 11, will feature early-autumn items, prepared by Chef Jared Bennett of Metropole.

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-11-tickets-21892693636

 

Fredericktown, OH 

Saturday, October 1, 2016
12-4 p.m.

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Jacob and Elizabeth Coleman of Sweet Grass Dairy have been operating a diversified pasture-based dairy for more than three years. Hear how the Colemans are building their soil with about 60 pastured dual-purpose cows and how they raise grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured eggs and meat chickens, and pastured Thanksgiving turkeys for direct market and herdshare sales. Learn about multi-species grazing, dairy calf rearing, grazing management, milking, and marketing, and observe cows, chickens, turkeys, and hogs on pasture. Homemade ice cream may be available for a small fee.

Registration: To register, call (814) 758-2708 or email jacob@sweetgrassdairyofohio.com by September 20.

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:
Sweet Grass Dairy
6049 Bryant Rd.
Fredericktown, OH 43019

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

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

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Make jam with Glass Rooster Cannery 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-101-19/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, October 6, 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-12/

 

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, October 9, 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. 12, will feature mid-Autumn items, prepared by Chefs Dana Scott Adkins and Jason Louda of the Meatball Kitchen.

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-12-tickets-21415167342

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, October 13, 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-9/

 

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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