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.