Local Roots Market schedules three farm tours

Farm and Dairy
June 14, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — Inspired by the annual Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association farm tour, the Local Roots Market and Cafe farm tour provides shoppers with the chance to meet the farmers who grow or raise the food sold at Local Roots as well as to learn more about growing practices, environmental stewardship and farming life.

The tour kicks off June 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Weaver’s Truck Patch in Fredericksburg. Martha Gaffney of Martha’s Farm in Ashland opens the gates for visitors June 25 to learn more about the all-natural produce and grass-based beef, pork, chicken and turkeys raised on the farm.

Mary and Joe Gnizak of Adonai Acres in Lakeville will host visitors June 26 from 2-6 p.m. and offer tours of this hilly but productive chemical-free farm, from field to high tunnels. (This farm may not be accessible for those with wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility assistance needs.)

Additional tours will be held in July.

For more information about the Local Roots farm tour, visit Local Roots Wooster and download the June newsletter, or stop by the market to pick up handouts with directions and more information.

In addition, a handful of Local Roots producers will be featured on the OEFFA Farm Tour, and Local Roots Market and Cafe will team up with the South Market Bistro to host the tour Oct. 1. For more information about these tour dates, visit the OEFFA events page.

The market, 140 S. Walnut St. in Wooster, is currently open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information on upcoming events or membership, visit the web site at Local Roots Wooster or sign up for the monthly newsletter.