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Transitional Produce and Flower Farm Tour

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, July 13, 2019
3 p.m.

Katie Hawkins is a beginning farmer who started Happy Toes Homestead in 2017 and began transitioning to organic that year as well. She raises microgreens, herbs, cut flowers, and heirloom vegetables on a two acre urban farm in Columbus. She is launching her first community supported agriculture (CSA) program this year, featuring produce and flowers, and she sells at farmers' markets and local restaurants.

She is happy to share her lessons learned in produce, microgreen, and flower production from the beginning farmer perspective. This tour will have a heavy emphasis on the organic transition and certification process, because Katie also works for OEFFA as a compliance coordinator. The tour will also focus on the challenges of being a beginning, woman farmer in an urban environment, which has not been previously farmed. Participants will see her fields, equipment, and various infrastructure improvements including her greenhouse, high tunnel, irrigation system, and more.

Registration: To register for this free tour, email happytoeshomestead@gmail.com.

This event is presented by the Clintonville Farmers' Market and part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted in the tour brochure. For more information about the Clintonville Farmers' Market's other events, go to www.clintonvillefarmersmarket.org. For more information about all events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Happy Toes Homestead

999 E. Cooke Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43224

Contact:
Katie Hawkins / (614) 209-1460 /

http://www.happytoeshomestead.com

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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