COLUMBUS — The Good Earth Guide to Organic and Ecological Farms and Gardens in Ohio can help bring the delicious tastes of summer to any kitchen. The guide is published by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.
The Good Earth Guide provides an extensive list of Ohio farms that sell directly to the public. It includes sources for locally raised vegetables, fruits, herbs, beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, flour and grains, jams, honey, maple syrup, wool, animal feed and other various items.
The list highlights over 200 farms and is offered to help people interested in finding farm-fresh food produced using organic and sustainable practices, and in supporting local, family-owned farms.
Each farm entry includes a description of the farm and a list of the products it offers, along with the location of the farm and preferred contact information.
The print version of the guide includes availability charts and an introductory article by local author Marilou Suszko. Both the print and online versions include tools that make it easy to search the listings for a specific product, farm, farmer, or just a sense of what is available in a given region.
The Good Earth Guide is available online at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Web site, www.oeffa.org; by sending a request and $3.50 to OEFFA GEG, 41 Croswell Road, Columbus, OH 43214; or by calling 614-421-2022.