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Marietta Farmers Market to Open!

Marietta Farmers Market

The new Marietta Farmers Market “The Farmers Market on Front Street” is set to begin it’s inaugural season this May! According to market coordinators, “[The Farmers Market on Front Street aims] to host a thriving, successful, authentic farmers market in the heart of Downtown Marietta, Ohio that features only agricultural, horticultural, food items or craft […]

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Work for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association!

    The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is hiring! The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has an opening for a Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will be tasked with providing technical support, as well as developing and implementing an ambitious series of educational programming, for Ohio’s beginning farmers, including […]

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2016 Chesterhill Produce Auction Growers Meetings Set!

2016 Chesterhill Produce Auction Growers Meetings Dates have officially been set! Mark your calendars. If you are a current Chesterhill Produce Auction Grower, have grown in the past, or want to grow in the future, please join us at our monthly off-season Growers Meetings! These meetings bring together growers from across the region to discuss the […]

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Spotlight: Athens Food Policy Council

Have you been interested in getting involved in local food in Athens, Ohio? Are you looking for a way to promote a healthy food system in Southeast Ohio? The Athens Food Policy Council may be the organization for you. The Athens Regional Food Policy Council’s mission is to grow healthy, equitable, and sustainable food systems […]

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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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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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Upcoming Season Creation Workshop on March 19th

The workshop will focus on methods used in the Season Creation model developed by Green Edge Organic Gardens. Their innovative use of high tunnel greenhouses and grow rooms ensures a year-round selection of seasonal vegetables, micro greens, and specialty mushrooms extending their growing season to include a fourth winter period. The workshop will include both on-farm […]

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Food Partners Access Coordinator position announced in Southeast Ohio

As demand for local food that is healthy and accessible grows throughout southeastern Ohio, food hubs and distribution networks are emerging to ensure better food choices for all. In Southeast Ohio, food hubs and distribution networks range from established organizations- such as the ACEnet Food Ventures Center, ACEnet’s Nelsonville Food Hub, the Community Food Initiatives-Donation Station- […]

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Regulations for Starting and Using Food Hubs

January 29th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at The Inn at Hocking College”Regulations for starting and using food hubs—What and Why!”. Panel discussion and networking with a free local lunch. Are you interested in growing your local food production business? Are you interested in using local food hubs? Do you want to know what […]

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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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