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Dish Deathmatch/Ohio vs The World: Honey

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch/Ohio vs The World: Honey

People like to buy local. In the case of honey, it seems like there are decent folk medicine beliefs that also justify shopping locally. People with allergies swear that local raw honey helps build a little resistance to the unpleasant pollen reactions in the spring and… in every Ohio season except for winter. Health benefits […]

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Photos: Ohio Made at The Ohio Village

 Erin Bloodgood Photos: Ohio Made at The Ohio Village

The past weekend, the Ohio Art League hosted “Ohio Made”, a two-day marketplace festival made up of Ohio artists and craft vendors. The event included live music, food trucks and the Ohio History Center’s new 1950’s exhibit featuring a Lustron home. More information about the event can be found at www.oal.org/ohiomade. Photos by Erin Bloodgood.

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Columbus “Localists” Energized by BALLE Conference – Part 1

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus “Localists” Energized by BALLE Conference – Part 1

The member organizations of BALLE, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, are on the front lines of the “buy local” movement – trying to influence shoppers, businesses, and governments to think of their local communities first when making choices about where to spend their money. The phrase “Local First” was actually coined at the […]

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It’s Farmers’ Market Time – 2013

Anne Evans Anne Evans It’s Farmers’ Market Time – 2013

Looking for the most current information? CLICK HERE for the 2017 List of Farmers Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio. It’s time once again to fill your grocery bags with items from many of the Farmers’ Markets that set up around Columbus to offer you the best in locally grown produce. If you don’t grow […]

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BYOLC – Brew Your Own Local Coffee

Walker Evans Walker Evans BYOLC – Brew Your Own Local Coffee

When it comes to buying local coffee and supporting local coffee shops, your options go beyond just visiting your favorite neighborhood cafe for an individual cup. Each roastery in Columbus sells their beans or grounds to go, which means you can brew your own at home, work, or any other place where you’d like to […]

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Objects for the Home adding more handmade items to retail mix

Anne Evans Anne Evans Objects for the Home adding more handmade items to retail mix

Have you been inside Objects for the Home lately? If so, you may have noticed the gorgeous sofa they recently started carrying. They’ve also been busy adding more handmade items to their product mix. The company began three years ago by husband and wife team Kristopher Konieczko and Chelsea Cabot with the purpose of offering […]

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Ohio’s Own: Shagbark Seed & Mill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Shagbark Seed & Mill

Gourmet Fritos aren’t something I’ve ever really considered. It just seems like corn chips are so profoundly, perfectly junky, they transcend the world of artisanal snacking. Until now. Athens-based Shagbark Seed & Mill has put all the good things about corn chips into its Corn Cracker Minis. While the label says “cracker”, the product sure […]

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