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Free Little Farmstand Sprouts at Franklin Park Conservatory

Anne Evans Anne Evans Free Little Farmstand Sprouts at Franklin Park Conservatory

Similar in mission to a Little Free Library, a new take-what-you-need-for-free farmstand has opened on the grounds of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus of the Franklin Park Conservatory. “We have bountiful vegetable gardens, and a free little farmstand seemed right in our wheelhouse,” says Jenny Pope, Director of Community Outreach and Education for the Franklin Park […]

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Distributed Grocery Turns Any Location into a Grocery Pickup Point

Susan Post Susan Post Distributed Grocery Turns Any Location into a Grocery Pickup Point

There’s no industry that hasn’t been touched by the coronavirus pandemic, and grocery shopping and food distribution are no exception. As shoppers change their habits and the popularity of curbside pickup and delivery options grows, a new partnership is rethinking how individuals access their groceries. Distributed Grocery is turning any location – from churches and […]

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2019 Guide to Farmers Markets in Central Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans 2019 Guide to Farmers Markets in Central Ohio

Farmers Markets in Columbus and the Central Ohio area are underway. If you are looking to find fresh produce, here’s the list of farmers markets for you to support our local farmers. German Village once again has a farmers market, happening at St Mary’s Church. Lynd Fruit Farm’s Market celebrates 100 years, and Local Matters’ […]

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Eat Right: 10 Restaurant Destinations for Ohio Summer Produce

 Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Restaurant Destinations for Ohio Summer Produce

Ohio is in the midst of prime summer farmers market season, that glorious time when the best of our bounty is ripe for the picking. Head to any of these Columbus restaurants to find chefs who love working seasonal produce into their menus. Barcelona 263 E. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43206 Barcelona’s menus change on […]

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Guide to Farmers Markets Around Columbus – 2017

Anne Evans Anne Evans Guide to Farmers Markets Around Columbus – 2017

If you don’t grow your own food or already support a CSA, local Farmers Markets give you a chance to get some of the best home grown food around. Here’s an updated 2017 list for you to get the best produce grown here in Columbus and our surrounding areas. Happy Hunting! 400 Market. Every 2nd […]

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Consumers Have Some Choices to Make as the Local Farm Model Goes Corporate

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Consumers Have Some Choices to Make as the Local Farm Model Goes Corporate

People are paying more attention to their food. They look for words like “locally sourced” and “organic” and “sustainable,” and they prioritize restaurants with local authenticity over carbon copy chains. It couldn’t be long, then, before an entrepreneurial spirit would corporatize, scale up and mass produce the local farm model. BrightFarms, a New York-based greenhouse […]

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Local Entrepreneurs Are Funding Franklinton’s New Educational Garden

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Entrepreneurs Are Funding Franklinton’s New Educational Garden

When you’re growing up in a food desert, knowing which food is healthy, where to get it, and how to cook it doesn’t come as naturally as it should. Franklinton Gardens, the non-profit behind the eight community gardens scattered throughout the neighborhood, is looking to change that for the neighborhood’s residents. With the help of […]

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