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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Grilled Asparagus

Ahhh…it seems Spring may really be here! Time to be thinking of some of those early harvest items. One of my favorites is asparagus, especially grilled. This one is easy. The hardest part is just getting the grill going!

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Season Creation Pioneers Speak at Somerset Herbs

Kip Rondy of Green Edge Organic Gardens in Amesville, Ohio presented on the Season Creation method of year-round growing to 30 farmers and educators at Somerset Herbs in Perry County on March 15. This free event included information on USDA EQIP funding for high tunnel construction presented by Dave Snider of Perry County NRCS.

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Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup

This is a great cold weather recipe. Most of the ingredients are available at the Athens Farmers’ Market. I start with King Family Farm Italian sausage, kale from Vest Berries or Green Edge Gardens, potatoes from Vest’s or Roger Graves. Frequently I’ll make my own chicken stock, and go from there. Feel free to spice it up.

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Year-Round Farming Pioneers Receive Statewide Stewardship Award

Longtime Rural Action partners Kip and Becky Rondy of Green Edge Organic Gardens have received the 2014 Stewardship Award from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association for their work on year-round farming and sustainable agriculture practices in Ohio.

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Season Creation Manual Available – Order Yours Now!

Learn even more about growing and selling hardy vegetables through the winter using high tunnels. Get your copy of Season Creation: The Green Edge Model of Winter Growing today – call Rural Action at 740-677-4047 or email info@ohiofoodshed.org

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Upcoming Season Creation Workshops at Green Edge Organic Gardens

Upcoming Season Creation Workshops

Rural Action Sustainable Agriculture will host the next USDA SARE Season Creation Professional Development Program workshop at Green Edge Organic Gardens on June 20, 2014 for interested agriculture and natural resource professionals, and others interested in learning and sharing their knowledge.

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Welcome to the New Ohiofoodshed.org!

Ohio Foodshed is the place to find information on local growers, restaurants, and other local food businesses in and around Appalachian Ohio. The purpose of this website is to connect all of the participants in our local foods value chain to one another in order to support the local food economy. We also provide news and updates about what’s happening in the region, including updates from Rural Action and our partners.

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Creating a New Growing Season in Appalachia

Through the work of Rural Action, hundreds of agriculture educators, farmers, and other food system stakeholders from Appalachia are learning to grow produce year-round at one of the country’s leading year-round farms: Green Edge Organic Gardens.

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