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Apply for Southeast Ohio Farm to School Conference Scholarships Now!

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Southeast Ohio Farm to School Conference: Partnerships and Innovations for Successful Farm to School Programs! This event is an exciting 2-day intensive conference that will focus on what you can do to foster a thriving farm to school program in your area. Topics Covered will include: Farm […]

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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 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, the 29th from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM at 8380 Wagoner Rd. Chesterhill, OH 43728. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Winter Good Agricultural Practices Workshop Now Open

Rural Action and Ohio University Extension will hold a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training workshop on Wednesday, November 11 at the Marion Community Center in Chesterhill Ohio from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information and registration paperwork please see our GAP Workshop Registration Flyer.

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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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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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Profile: Rosemary Roe

Rural Action is thrilled to have Rosemary Roe join their mission as part of the Healthy Food Access Partnership. Since early this spring she has been helping to coordinate the shared missions of Rural Action, ACEnet and Community Food Initiatives (CFI) to increase the access of fresh local produce to Athens County and surrounding areas. […]

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Volunteer – Farm to School Food Processing at Hocking College

Rural Action’s Farm-to-School Initiative, supported by a grant from the national USDA program, partners the Chesterhill Produce Auction with Federal Hocking School District, Athens City School District and the Hocking College Culinary Arts Program. Fresh, local produce bought from the auction is processed at Hocking college by culinary arts students. The food is flash frozen […]

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New Country Fresh Stop Location In Roseville

Rural Action’s fourth Country Fresh Stop opened on June 16th at the R&R Gulf in Roseville, located at 4 N. Main Street, Roseville, OH 43777. The Country Fresh Stop Project, initiated by Rural Action in 2011, brings local produce from the Chesterhill Produce Auction and delivers it to storefronts in areas of Ohio that are […]

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