Manage your farmers market to be sustainable

CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm hosts Sustainability Planning for Ohio Farmers Markets on Nov. 11–12 in Columbus. Designed for the managers of farmers markets, the workshop aims to help maintain and grow consumer demand, boost consumer support, and in the end increase a market’s sustainability and success.

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Retail Meat Sales Farm Tour is tonight

The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues this evening — Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — with the Retail Meat Sales Farm Tour. It’s at Berry Family Farm in Pleasantville in Fairfield County. The farm sells grass-fed and non-GMO grain-fed beef directly to consumers. It also sells pasture-raised pork, chicken, eggs, seasonal turkeys and a limited supply of lamb. Admission to the event is free, but preregistration is encouraged.

CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series and is the specific presenter of this tour.

Download the series brochure.

Century farm holds open house

Old wooden calendar with September 18.Carriage House Farm in North Bend near Cincinnati holds a free open house this Sunday, Sept. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. as part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The farm is a diversified Ohio Century Farm that was started in 1855. It produces grains, fresh produce, herbs and honey, which it sells locally through restaurants, retailers, farmers markets and its own on-farm market. Learn more here on p. 16.