Saturday, February 25, 2017

The rusty patched bumble bee is a known pollinator of berries, tomatoes and legumes. Today, it is present in only 13 states, including Ohio.

Eat in-season during winter by growing food indoors, using season-extending structures and supplementing with food from the cellar, pantry and freezer.

In 2016, falling food prices were bad for both grocers and farmers. However, 2017 offers solutions for consumers and opportunities for farmers.

The garden may look bare and dreary, but winter is nature’s time to rest. Nurture nature with these seven tips to protect plants and enrich soil overwinter.

Learning the language of food labels helps customers make purchasing decisions and allows farmers to communicate about their products.

A budget provides snapshots your farm’s current financial position and its future position. Budgeting takes the fear out of farm finances, and empowers new farmers to create the farm of their dreams.

When you know your customer, you can deliver exactly what your customer wants, when and how they want it.

Consider giving unique and thoughtful homemade gifts from the farm this Christmas.

A low tunnel allows growers to plant earlier in spring, and produce longer in fall. Learn more about this simple and inexpensive gardening method.

Locally grown food is good for eaters, the economy and the environment. It increases farm income, creates profitable new markets for local producers, brings people together, builds community and strengthens our food system.
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