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Marietta Farmers Market 2017

Marietta Farmers Market

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 […]

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Southeast Ohio Farm to School Conference Registration Now Closed!

Registration for 2016 Southeast Ohio Farm to School Conference: Partnerships and Innovations for Successful Farm to School Programs is now open!   REGISTRATION CLOSED Join Southeast Ohio food system partners for the 2016 Southeast Ohio Farm to School Conference! Gather for a two-day, extensive conference that will cover all things Farm to School! Ohio Continuing Education Units […]

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December Chesterhill Produce Auction Growers’ Meeting December 3rd

  On Thursday, December 3rd Rural Action and the Chesterhill Produce Auction will have their first annual Growers’ Meeting at the Joe Hershberger family home at 1:00 pm. Joe’s home is located down the road from the Chesterhill Produce Auction at 7351 State Route 555, Chesterhill, Ohio, 43728. At this meeting we will present the results of […]

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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 […]

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Fall Consignment Auction November 7

Join us at the Chesterhill Produce Auction on November 7 at 10:00 am for our annual Fall Consignment Auction. The auction will be held at 8380 Wagoner Road in Chesterhill Ohio! To celebrate a successful auction season, we invite the community to join us at a conventional auction. This event allows our growers to showcase […]

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R&R Gulf Country Fresh Stops Sidewalk Sale

Perry County Health Department and Rural Action are hosting an open house on Monday, August 10th. We will be grilling fresh produce from the Chesterhill Produce Auction for all to enjoy and fruits and vegetables will be set up at the Country Fresh Stop for sale. The even begins at 10:00 am at R&R Gulf, 84 […]

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Kernza Wheatgrass

In lieu of the nationally recognized Brew Week event held here in Athens within the past few weeks, a new kind of wheatgrass has arrived in the Southeast Ohio region thanks to Steve Culman from Ohio State University. This wheatgrass, or “superwheat”, Kernza, is a perennial plant that has the potential to simultaneously provide a […]

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Rural Action Receives USDA Grant for Farm to School Partnership with Hocking College and Local School Districts

Rural Action Receives USDA Grant for Farm to School Partnership with Hocking College and Local School Districts Rural Action is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Farm to School Support Services Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Program. The grant ensures that Rural Action, in partnership with […]

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The Healthy Home Consumer Fresh Local Produce Guide Available

Rural Action Sustainable Agriculture recently released a new publication— “The Healthy Home Consumer Fresh Local Produce Guide.” Funded by the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund, the goal of the guide is to promote the use of local produce grown in Appalachia, improving the health of the community, and sustaining local farmers. It includes information […]

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New Program Brings Local Produce to Appalachian Ohio Schools

An innovative partnership designed to increase local food access for area school children kicked off Thursday, May 14 with a delivery of 304 servings of local lettuce to Federal Hocking Local Schools followed by another delivery of 160 local lettuce servings to Athens City Schools on Monday, May 19.

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