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Joel Salatin – The Pastor of the Pasture

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A keynote speaker at this year’s Ohio Ecological Food and Farms Conference, Joel Salatin owns and operates Polyface Farm with his family in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Polyface Farm is a successful, small-scale, pasture-based farm which raises healthy people, animals, plants and soil, among other benefits. Mr. Salatin refers to himself as a “Christian-Libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-farmer”, and is […]


Vertical Farming Proposed for Cooper Stadium Site

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An article in Business First last week showcased an alternative proposal for the Cooper Stadium site: A Vertical Farm. The old Cooper Stadium, located on the southern end of Franklinton has been in the news regularly over the past two years as proposals for a motorsports racetrack have caused some controversy amongst neighborhood groups near […]


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 […]


Historic Dublin Debuts First Community Market

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Embracing its historic roots as a farm community, the city of Dublin hosts its first-ever community market, formed by members of the Dublin community, local business owners and farmers. The market will officially commence Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30PM at the Dublin Community Church. Markets will continue each succeeding Wednesday until season’s close on October […]

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Food Justice: Take A Bite Out Of Culinary Crime!

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You will not find any super heroes here or at least find anyone wearing a cape and possessing extraordinary powers. Though, you will find people spreading the word that what you are eating may be contributing to the destruction of your well-being. Their weapon of choice: educating the public that you don’t have to be […]


Spring is in the air at the Wayward Seed Farm

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Belstar Super Scorzonera, Rose Finn Apple Fingerlings, and Kolibri Kohlrabi. If these words mean nothing to you, then perhaps you need to spend a little more time chatting with Adam and Jamie at Wayward Seed Farm in Marysville. These produce superstars are gearing up for the summer season and bringing all sorts of locally-grown exotic […]


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