From April 1 to Nov. 8, anyone visiting Longaberger Homestead will have be able to make their own Our Ohio Basket.

Ohio Farm Bureau, Longaberger To Offer Special Edition Basket

For Immediate Release

March 4, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau members can access special savings at Longaberger Homestead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and The Longaberger Company have partnered to create a commemorative canning basket featuring Farm Bureau’s consumer brand Our Ohio. From April 1 to Nov. 8, anyone visiting Longaberger Homestead will have the opportunity to make their own Our Ohio Basket or purchase a pre-made version handcrafted by Longaberger Basketmakers.

The Our Ohio basket will feature red and orange splints with a silver Our Ohio tag. The Our Ohio basket debuted at the Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting last December. The basket is $62.95 plus tax.

Also, Ohio Farm Bureau members can expect additional member-only benefits while visiting Longaberger Homestead. OFBF members who show their membership card will receive a free plastic protector with the purchase of the basket. During the month of May, OFBF members also can receive a 10 percent discount on any purchase at the Homestead, with the exception of food and gift certificates.

“We’re excited to partner with a great Ohio company,” said Cara Lawson, promotion specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau. “Showcasing Our Ohio on the canning basket is fitting, too, given our members’ connection to local foods and growing.”

For hours of operation and other information details, visit or call Guest Relations at 740-322-5588.

The mission of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers. In addition to farmers, members include gardeners, food and wine enthusiasts, animal owners, and anyone who enjoys rural Ohio. For more information, or to join, visit


CONTACT: Cara Lawson

PHONE: (614) 246-8238

E-MAIL: [email protected]