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#IAmTheFarmer: Celebrate International Rural Women’s Day!

This year, Women Grow Ohio is running the #IAmTheFarmer campaign, to promote rural women’s appreciation and recognition across the world. The campaign runs from October 1st through October 16th (World Food Day). WGO is featuring upstanding female farmers’ stories every day!  We want YOU to get involved! Here’s how… Add a badge to your Twitter […]

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2018 Fall Consignment Auction

  Join us at the Chesterhill Produce Auction on Saturday, November 3rd at 10:00 am for our massive Fall Consignment Auction! We’ll have tons of handmade local furniture (tables, rocking chairs, benches, and rolling pins to name a few), plus a wide variety of farm tools, rustic home goods, antiques, local produce, baked goods, and so […]

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2018 Rural Action Annual Meeting

Join Rural Action staff, members, and National Service volunteers for an afternoon of inspiration on Saturday, June 9th at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio. Enjoy live music, lunch and fellowship with Rural Action members and partners. Help us recognize members of our community with our annual awards. See our work in action on one […]

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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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