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Chef Ed Pickens on July 20

Farm to Plate Aug.3 to Sept. 28

Published Jul. 25, 2013

Brought to the community by the Hazelgrove Farm Bureau Community Council, Richland Community Development Group, Shelby Foundation, Richland County Creating Healthy Communities, Shelby FFA and Richland Farm Bureau, this event series at the Shelby Farmers’ Market will feature local chefs preparing foods while sharing cooking tips and menu ideas to help maximize the use of seasonal, local foods. The ...

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Past Annual meeting business

A night of food, fun and Farm Bureau set for Sept. 5

Published Jul. 21, 2013

Please join us for the Richland County Annual Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 5. If you have never been to the annual meeting, we encourage you to join us this year and learn more about what our organization is doing in the county and community. All Farm Bureau members are welcome and the cost is only $10 per person. Reservations are due into the office by Aug. 29 to (419) 747-7488 or richland@ofbf.org. ...

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A Colorful Blend

'Lettuce' begin the Farm to Plate, July 20

Published Jul. 19, 2013

Hazel Grove Farm Bureau Community Council is pleased to welcome the Garden of Weedin’ to our collaboration on the first Farm to Plate event. The Garden of Weedin’ has provided the lettuce mix for the starter kits.  This blend has Tango, Royal Oak Leaf, Red Salad Bowl, Black Seeded Simpson and Red Sails leaf lettuces. Howard and Kathy Bair are local gardeners and have been attending the Shelby Farm...

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Baby Honey Bear

Sweet Stuff at Farm to Plate on July 20

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Bill Beebe’s farm is located in the Northwest corner of Crawford County. He has Honeybees in several locations in Crawford county harvesting honey, wax, propolis and some pollen from the hives. He and his wife, Kathy, sell natural raw honey at the Bucyrus farm market on Saturday mornings and attend several festivals in the fall with infused honey, creamed honey, honey sticks, beeswax candle. And, ...

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Russell and Mendy Sellman

Farm to Plate July 20 Farmer Spotlight

Published Jul. 17, 2013

The chickens which will be used By Chef Ed Pickens to prepare the Chicken Caesar Salad were purchased at Rus-Men Farms. The May 2012 issue of Our Ohio magazine featured Galion’s Rus-Men Farms where beef, pork and chicken are raised. The 120-acre farm, in existence since 1830, is run by Russ and Mendy Sellman and their children Jesse, Emely and Elaina. Much of the farm’s land is rented out to local...

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Chef Ed outside the Cafe

July 20 Farm to Plate Chef announced: Ed Pickens

Published Jul. 15, 2013

Hazel Grove Farm Bureau Community Council is pleased to announce our first guest chef demonstration for the Richland County Farm to Plate Project July 20. The demonstration will be held at the Shelby Farmers Market at 10 a.m. by Ed Pickens of Ed Pickens' Cafe on Main in Mansfield. His restaurant and catering business are both located at 28 N. Main, Mansfield. Ed became involved in cooking at a you...

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Farm to Plate volunteers needed!

Published Jul. 12, 2013

Richland County Farm Bureau is partnering up for an exciting summer project and we need your help! Hazel Grove Farm Bureau Community Council came up with a super idea to promote local farms/food products and healthy, seasonal eating habits. We will be using this as a “Know and Grow” event which will help publicize the event through the Our Ohio publications and online. The first demo will be Satur...

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$2000 check awarded to OSU from Crawford County Farm Bureau

Local Farmers Work to Protect Water Quality

Published Jun. 21, 2013

Crestline – Crawford County Farm Bureau made a donation of $2,000 toward a water quality research project being conducted by the Ohio State University, OSU Ext, and the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service. The research project will conduct edge of field water quality analysis in tile drainage and surface runoff on farms throughout the state.  Additional partners of the multi-million dollar researc...

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FSA Seeks County Committee Members

Published Jun. 11, 2013

The Richland County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking nominations for the county committee representative to Plymouth, Cass, Blooming Grove, Butler, Sharon, Jackson and Franklin townships (LLA#3). Committee members make decisions on applications for federal farm programs and disaster payments. They play a vital role in helping local farmers. Nominations are being accepted from June 17 through A...

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Richland County Farm to Plate Kicks-off on July 20

Published Jun. 1, 2013

Richland County Farm to Plate (A Grow and Know Event) An exciting new project is in the works! Beginning July 20, and then every two weeks through Sept. 28, Farm Bureau will feature local chefs preparing local foods at the Shelby Farmers' Market, Local chefs will be providing cooking techniques and menu ideas to help you maximize your seasonal and local food intake.     Developed to connect the...

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County Information

Organization Director:
Tim Hicks

Mailing Address:
1495 W. Longview Ave. Suite 203
Mansfield, OH 44906

Phone:
419-747-7488

Email:
richland@ofbf.org

Office Hours:
Mon. through Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dues:
$65 per year for a family membership

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