Route 9 Cooperative hosts free tour of chestnut packing facility

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Eastern Ohio’s Route 9 Cooperative, the biggest chestnut packing facility in the U.S., will host a free tour Aug. 13 as part of the 2011 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

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Hours are 2-4 p.m. at 4300 German Road SE in Carrollton, about 25 miles southeast of Canton. Admission is free and open to the public. Pre-registration isn’t necessary.

Featured will be the operation’s extensive chestnut orchards and behind-the-scenes details on producing and selling chestnuts. Route 9 may expand, too, into produce auctions, poultry harvest and fruit and vegetable processing.

For more information, call Greg Miller at 330-627-3541.

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