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Marietta Farmers Market 2017

Marietta Farmers Market 2017

The Marietta Farmers Market on Front Street is set to begin it’s 2017 season on May 16th! The Farmers Market on Front Street brings handmade goods and homegrown produce into the heart of downtown Marietta, Ohio, and encourages community members to support small business, build relationships with growers and makers, and promote nutritional food choices […]

2017 Chesterhill Produce Auction Dates

The 2017 Chesterhill Produce Auction Dates have officially been announced. Mark your calendars for this weekly, family-friendly event. The Chesterhill Produce Auction is a Social Enterprise of Rural Action located just outside the Village of Chesterhill in Morgan County. Each season the auction serves thousands of customers from throughout Appalachian Ohio, as well as customers […]

Spotlight: Women Grow Ohio

Women Grow Ohio is a volunteer based group whose goal is to demonstrate the important work of Ohio women in feeding their families and others in our great state. Women Grow Ohio has developed a state-wide tour that works to connect and unite Ohio women in agriculture including livestock farmers, vegetable and fruit growers, homesteaders […]

Spotlight: Ridge and Hollow Seed Alliance

Ridge and Hollow Seed Alliance is Community Food Initiative’s regional seed company. They are dedicated to increasing food security for future generations by supporting the preservation of regionally adapted, open-pollinated seeds through partnerships with skilled seed savers living in our region. Their company offers an alternative to large agribusiness by only purchasing and distributing seed […]

Hiring Now: 2017 AmeriCorps VISTA

We’re Hiring! Rural Action is recruiting 2 summer VISTA positions and 2 full year VISTA positions to serve in building local food systems, increasing local food production, and much more! 2 SUMMER POSITIONS: JUNE 12, 2017 – AUGUST 20, 2017 | APPLY BY APRIL 30TH, 2017. 2 FULL YEAR POSITIONS: JULY 3, 2017 – JULY […]

Winter 2015 Season Creation High Tunnel Workshops Now Open!

Rural Action and Green Edge Organic Gardens are partnering on a series of intensive on-farm workshops. The workshops are held at Green Edge Organic Gardens (16232 Henry Rd. Amesville, Ohio 45711). Sessions begin at the Amesville Grange Hall (17486 State St. Amesville, Ohio 45711) then go to the farm and end at 4:00 pm. These […]

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Food Partners Work Collaboratively to Address Food Insecurity in South East Ohio

A recent article in the Athens News (Going Hungry in Athens County, May 22nd, 2017) examined the reality of food insecurity in our region. To address this need, Rural Action, ACEnet, and Community Food Initiatives are working to build a sustainable and accessible food system through a collaborative partnership. Carrie Carson, who was recently hired [...]

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Opening Day at the Chesterhill Produce Auction!

Join us for Opening Day at the CPA. There will be a community potluck beginning at 3:00 PM with the bidding beginning at 4:00 PM. Bring your favorite dish, your shopping list, your friends and family, or just bring yourself! We are excited to kick-off the season with good food and old friends. See you [...]

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Spring Consignment at the Chesterhill Produce Auction!

Join us April 29th, 2017 for Spring Consignment at the Chesterhill Produce Auction! The bidding begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, the 29th. We will be accepting consignments beginning Friday, the 28th at 9:00 AM until Saturday, the 29th at 9:00 AM at 8380 Wagoner Rd. Chesterhill, OH 43728.

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