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Opinion: 5 Takeaways From The Holy Chicken Incident

Michael Jones Michael Jones Opinion: 5 Takeaways From The Holy Chicken Incident

Morgan Spurlock’s website lists his occupation as “writer, director and producer”. It could just as easily note, “raconteur, merry prankster and provocateur” based on past history. What hasn’t always been clear is his investigative methodology and the lengths that he is willing to go to prove a point. Spurlock’s announcement last week that his four […]

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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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Greener Grocer Closing at North Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Greener Grocer Closing at North Market

The North Market will be losing a very important retailer at the end of the year when the Greener Grocer closes after six years in business. The business provides the market with much of its fresh produce and grocery items, and is located very prominently inside the main entrance of the building. Thankfully, it sounds […]

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Local Matters Announces Michelle Moskowitz Brown as New Director

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Matters Announces Michelle Moskowitz Brown as New Director

Local food nonprofit Local Matters announced today the appointment of Michelle Moskowitz Brown to the position of Executive Director, replacing long-time director Michael Jones. Jones will move to the position of Board Chair at Local Matters as a part of a strategic realignment at the organization. The new plan calls for the organization to expand […]

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Fifth Annual Local Foods Week Kicks Off Today

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Fifth Annual Local Foods Week Kicks Off Today

Local Matters is an organization dedicated to the sustainability of the land and community that feeds Central Ohio. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Local Foods Week, a nine-day celebration of Ohio farmers, producers, and artisans. This year’s installation of the event will take place from August 10th-18th, and includes a veritable feast of […]

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Near East Side Cooperative Market Celebrates With Grand Opening

Anne Evans Anne Evans Near East Side Cooperative Market Celebrates With Grand Opening

The Near East Side has gotten a new fresh produce space and it is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, as part of Local Foods Week. Local Matters opened the Near East Side Cooperative Market on May 17, 2013, sharing the 1,500 square-foot space that houses Oak Street Meat and Seafood. The community has received […]

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Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits

For those urban farmers residing outside of city limits but within Franklin County (that means you, township residents), there are currently significant barriers to raising small farm animals like chickens, ducks or rabbits. Under current zoning, such small-scale farming is considered an agricultural use; it is prohibited on lots smaller than an acre and severely […]

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