If you are looking to provide your family with the best in healthy local foods, you’ve come to the right place. The team at Ohio Foodshed has been working hard to deliver you an extensive directory of quality local food producers, businesses and organizations that are dedicated to providing our community with the best our region has to offer.
Nothing is more satisfying than the confidence you gain in knowing where your food came from. Click on Growers & Producers and follow the link to Local Food for Your Family for a list of regional farmers. You’ll see what products are available, when and where and whether you can arrange for a visit to the farm. This information will allow you to patronize your favorite farmer through multiple venues and to plan your menus accordingly.
Visiting a Farmers Market is a great way for you to establish a relationship with your farmer. Go to this link for a comprehensive list of Farmers Markets in our region. A weekend trip to a farmers market you’ve never been to before is a great way to explore our region, and meet farmers.
Produce Auctions are a fast paced event, with a culture all there own. They offer a unique experience to family’s looking to buy regional produce in bulk, especially for those who enjoy canning or preserving the year’s harvest. Check out the Chesterhill Produce Auction section for weekly availability updates and prices during the growing season.
If you are committed to helping out the local economy and want to a listing of the businesses that support local farmers, check out our Restaurants as well as the Groceries & Co-ops directories. We encourage you to support the businesses that support local food.
Community Gardens offer space to" grow your own" along with a shared community experience. Check out our extenisve listing of garden spaces in the region.
Our Nurseries and Greenhouses section, shares suppliers of vegetable starts,plants, trees, shrubs and native plants, grown and suited to this region. These folks are also a great source of information on gardening and landscaping.
For listings of groups involved in creating a local food system, check out the Organizations section.
Many area Caterers can bring local foods to you, your party or your workplace event. Catering with local foods is an opportunity to make your next event a statement of your commitment to your local food economy.
CSA is short for community supported agriculture. A customer buys a “subscription” to a farm, insuring a steady supply of farm fresh produce. If you are interested in a way to invest directly into your own food supply, this is a good method for you
Our Eat with the Season section features delicious recipes allows you to get information on seasonal availability, which can assist you in your menu planning, and inform your grocery list.
For timely articles on the southeast Ohio world of food check out our the News From the Foodshed.