Ohio Foodshed is a project of  Rural Action Sustainable Agriculture, which is a program of Rural Action.  Our mission is to increase local food production in Appalachian Ohio. We are Coordinator Tom Redfern, Program Manager Katelyn EilbeckCaitie Sheban, Meredith Hamsher, and Karam Sheban.

Ohio Foodshed is your one-stop source for information about local food in Appalachian Ohio. This free online resource provides comprehensive directories of regional food producers and the local businesses that support them so that consumers can make an informed decision about where they buy their food. We provide resources to farmers and businesses to increase capacity and boost sales by allowing them to connect with buyers and one another.

What You’ll Find on Ohio Foodshed:

  • Directory of growers, product availability, and contact information
  • Information on farmers’ markets in the region
  • Comprehensive list of produce auctions in Ohio
  • Index of area community gardens
  • Lists of stores and restaurants that source their food locally
  • Recipes and how-to’s for enjoying the seasonal harvest
  • Local food news
  • Links and resources and so much more!

What is a Foodshed?

A “foodshed” refers to all of the food that is produced and consumed in a specific geographic location. When we define this area, we can see how the decisions we make about food will impact our region. This allows consumers to take an active role in building a thriving and vibrant local community.

All information contained in our local directories section has been submitted by – and is used with the permission of – the individuals and businesses listed. We are all committed to expanding the information and making it as valuable as possible.  If you see something missing please let us know!

Please contact us at info@ohiofoodshed.org or call 740-677-4047 with any suggestions or comments.