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City Folks Farm Shop Opens in Columbus

City Folk’s Farm Shop, the store that assists Columbus home gardeners, backyard livestock raisers, and homesteaders. We offer tools and services to promote Happy Growing!  Today is the store’s soft opening. Stop by and check it out!

4760 North High Street  •  Columbus, Ohio 43214  •  614-946-5553

Farmers’ Markets, Cottage Food & Food Processing Establishments

Are you a farmers’ market vendor with temperature sensitive or cottage food products? Are you a Sanitarian assigned to inspect farmers’ markets?

Join Dan Milo and staff from Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety to discuss farmers’ markets and the food safety laws that apply. Sessions are free.

Columbus Area: March 21, 2012, 9 am -12 noon
The Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main Street Reynoldsburg, OH

Reserve your seat today! See all dates and locations.

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Urban Farming For Profit

I have long believed that urban farming cannot be truly sustainable unless there are people who can earn a living or partial living at it. It needs to turn into small business to remain with us for a long time. We need to consider our local ordinances and our attitudes about urban farming so that it is viewed like any other small business and is welcomed in our neighborhoods.  Read the full article:  Urban Farming For Profit.

Franklinton Gardens Hosting volunteer work days

Dear Friends of Franklinton Gardens,

Fiery Foods Weekend at North Market

Saturday, February 18–Sunday, February 19, 2012

If you love the hot stuff next weekend you’ll have to go to North Market Fiery Foods Weekend on February 18th and 19th. From special vendors to fiery foods cooking and eating contests plus kids activities and live music.

Diversified Urban Farm Opens Farm Store in 2012

Frijolito Farm, one of Columbus’s few diversified urban farms, continues to evolve to overcome the challenges of small scale urban farming.  2012 includes opening a farm market store and offering gift cards.

Read the story on the Farm Blog:

http://frijolitofarm.com/blog/2012/01/improvise-adapt-overcome/

Franklinton Gardens Organization Heads Healthy Corner Store Initiative

The challenge to getting fresh food into the urban center is building enough demand among the residents. This article shows that shopkeepers at corner stores want to carry more fresh vegetable and fruit, but the demand for such is not there yet. Economically disadvantaged people usually have less time to prepare fresh whole foods. Many folks lack the cooking skills and often the equipment. It is much easier and usually cheaper to eat processed foods that are much less nutritious.  Franklinton Gardens is working on the many elements of this complex issue.

Ag Conference Sponsorship for Ohio Women

Women Farm is Sponsoring a Registration to 5 Upcoming Farmer Conferences!

Ohio women producing food for local markets, or aspiring to do so, who have not yet had an opportunity to attend a conference listed below are invited to apply for our sponsorship of their fee registration!
An applicant must be a woman who resides in Ohio, is at least 18 years of age at the time of application, is willing to meet up at the conference (briefly or as much as you wish) with the owners of Women Farm, and is willing to be interviewed after the conference by Women Farm for publication on our web site.

Local Foods Week Starts Sept. 30th

Want to eat healthier, support the local economy, meet some new friends?  Check out the festivities for Local Foods Week.