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Articles by Rachel Tayse Baillieul

OEFFA Brings National Names to Annual Conference


The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) conference will be held February 13 – 14, 2009 in Granville Ohio, a short 30 minute drive from downtown Columbus. Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms and Ann Cooper aka Renegade Lunch Lady are providing keynote addresses on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Both are national names in […]


The Gift of CSA Membership


The first real snow is finally on the ground here in central Ohio. It might be hard to think about summer produce but that’s just what small farmers are doing. Several farmers offering Community Support Agriculture (CSA) shares already have their 2010 signups available. At least one is offering discounts for those who register and […]


Ideas for Tomato Tonnage


After you have made tomato sandwiches, salads, stews, and more, it is tempting to just toss the rest of your CSA or home garden tomato harvest in the compost heap. Preserving tomatoes is not that hard and you will thank yourself in the fall for putting up farm fresh goodness. Here are a few ideas for […]


Plant Soon for a Fall/Winter Vegetable Garden


Many people put their garden beds to rest after the tomatoes have ripened, but that need not be the case. Now is the time to plan and prepare for fall vegetable garden plantings, also called succession planting. It’s a great time to start gardening even if you’ve never grown food for yourself! If you want […]


A Guide for Unfamiliar CSA Finds


(Photo from RestaurantWidow.com) When we first became members of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), we received plenty of produce that we had never encountered before. CSA managers are getting better about identifying everything in the share, but in the very beginning, we were given some veggies we couldn’t even name! Here’s my quickie guide for […]


The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!