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Hello friends,

This summer's weather has it made it a difficult growing season for many farmers. Rains have delayed planting, flooded crops, prevented field work, and made for soggy harvest and market days. Need something to bright your day? Check out OEFFA’s summer newsletter.

It's 24 pages packed with news, production and marketing tips from farmers, recipes, OEFFA program and policy updates, resources, events, and more—all designed to help you grow your farm, get connected with Ohio’s sustainable agriculture community, and stay up to date on policy issues that affect you.

Here’s some of what you’ll find inside:
The Farmers' Table: A Gathering in Celebration of Ohio Farms and Flavors

Join OEFFA, organic farmers Jake and Dawn Trethewey, and the Driftwood Group for an extraordinary farm to table event on Sunday, August 30 in Geauga County spotlighting the freshest, local summer ingredients northeast Ohio has to offer. Tour the farm, sample carefully crafted hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy beer, wine, and tea before sitting down to an exciting four course meal, featuring wine pairings—all while supporting OEFFA!

What is the Win? The Importance of Crafting Your Recipe for Success

Corrina Bench of Shared Legacy Farms explains how to identify what goals are important to your farm and how to leverage and replicate your "wins" by developing a secret recipe for success, which will enable you to grow your business and retain satisfied customers.


Certified Organic: Non-GMO and So Much More

When it comes to food labels, the certified organic seal is the gold standard and represents so much more than just "GMO-free" or "pesticide-free." The National Co+op Grocers explain the broader set of practices represented by the seal, and OEFFA unveils a new product logo organic farmers can use to market products as non-GMO and more.


The Pressure is On: Safely Can Vegetables and Meats with a Pressure  Canner
After the recent botulism outbreak caused by improperly canned food served at an Ohio church potluck, homecanners are re-evaluating pressure canning. Urban homesteader Rachel Tayse Baillieul explains why instead of giving up this valuable practice, you should refocus on the basics that make pressure canning safe and reliable.
Also Inside:
Save the Date! OEFFA Conference 2016
Letter from OEFFA Executive Director Carol Goland
What if Herbicides Fail Completely?
Organic Check-Off Update
All Natural Lawn Care: DIY Tips for Homeowners
Book Review: The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey
GE Food: Understanding the Big Picture
The Evolution of Crop Insurance
Introduce Your Veterinarian to OEFFA
Growing an Understanding of Organics
Developing Sustainable Flocks of Poultry
Conservation Resources for Your Farm
Organic Farming Research Network
News Briefs
Organic News
Upcoming Events
and more!

You can read OEFFA’s summer newsletter here.
Enjoy the tastes of the season!

Lauren Ketcham
Newsletter Editor
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
(614) 421-2022 Ext. 203

If you have any trouble viewing the newsletter or if the document appears distorted, try using a different browser (like Internet Explorer) or save and open the document through Adobe Acrobat. Contact lauren@oeffa.org for additional assistance.

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

41 Croswell Rd., Columbus OH 43214

(614) 421-2022   www.oeffa.org


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