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Nova, OH 

Friday, September 16, 2016
1 p.m.

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Focusing on long-term soil sustainability, Crumrine Farms has been in the Crumrine family for generations. They produce certified organic corn, hay, straw, winter barley, food and feed grade roasted soybeans, oats, and grain sorghum on 260 acres. Learn about the on-farm research being conducted in collaboration with the Ohio State University (OSU) Organic Food and Farming Education Research (OFFER) Program on the Base Cation Saturation Rate (BCSR) method of soil balancing. OSU researchers will be on-site to discuss current observations and to demonstrate soil sample collecting techniques. Learn how your farm can participate in this on-going research.

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:
Crumrine Farms
173 State Rte. 511
Nova, OH 44859

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

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

 

North Bend, OH 

Sunday, September 18, 2016
12:00 - 4:00 pm

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Every year Carriage House Farm hosts a tour that is free and open to the public. This event highlights their connection with the Tri-State region's locally-owned restaurants and artisan food producers.

Guests can enjoy a Sunday afternoon walking in the garden, touring the stables, riding a hay wagon, and tasting from location to location as they go, different flavors, presented by chefs, cooks, and bakers.

RSVPs are encouraged.

Location:
Carriage House Farm
10252 Miamiview Rd.
North Bend, OH

Contact:
Richard Stewart / 513-967-1106 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-farm-tour-and-local-food-open-house-free-tickets-22789800908

 

Canal Winchester, OH 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Slate Run Vineyard features 60 varieties of grapes on four acres. Tour the vineyard and winery and learn how they source local apples to produce 17 unique proprietary wines.

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:
Slate Run Vineyard
1900 Winchester Southern Rd.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Contact:
Jerry Iles / (740) 652-7260 /

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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