2010-09-04 / News

Guide to local food available

COLUMBUS – Ohio summers are a time to enjoy the bounty of fresh garden vegetables, ripe off-the vine berries, and orchard harvests bursting with juicy flavor.

The Good Earth Guide to Organic and Ecological Farms and Gardens by the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA), can help bring these delicious tastes of summer to any kitchen.

The guide includes information on more than 300 farms and businesses that sell directly to the public. It includes sources for locally grown vegetables; fruits; herbs; honey; maple syrup; dairy products; grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb; free-range chicken and eggs; flour and grains; cut flowers; bedding plants; hay and straw; seed and feed, and other local farm products.

“You can findjust about anything you’d want being made right here in Ohio. By offering this guide, we hope to help Ohioans make the connections they need to find quality local foods, and to help ensure the future of a vibrant sustainable food system,” said OEFFA Executive Director Carol Goland.

The Good Earth Guide is available free in an easy to use online searchable database at http://www. oeffa.org/search-geg.php.

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