May/June Our Ohio Extras

With every issue of Our Ohio magazine, there are great photos that simply do not fit in the pages. Here are a few of the #OurOhioExtras. Be sure to follow Our Ohio on Instagram for more great photos of Ohio farms, food and communities.

Inspiration beyond the classroom: Hardin County Farm Bureau member Stephanie Jolliff fosters a unique, uplifting atmosphere in her classroom. Here, freshman Jackie Ramsey checks in on the status of plant growth under the supervision of Joliff in the school’s attached greenhouse. the new K-12 Ridgemont school opened in September 2015. Jolliff was recently named Ohio Farm Bureau’s Educator of the Year.
Franklin County Farm Bureau member Stephanie Eakins, owner of Retro Dinner Diva, caters to people looking for alternative and easier dinner options. Businesses like hers have an online menu of home-cooked meals that are delivered weekly to her clients’ doors that she prepares herself. She also hosts frequent freezer parties where customers can put together their own meals to take home.
Food made with Strawberrys. (Jodi Miller Photos) 614-580-0342
Strawberry Soup: Wait until the end of the meal to serve this cooling soup, perfect for a hot or muggy day when the body needs to “chill.” And if you can’t wait, it’s also a delightful way to start the day at breakfast or brunch!
Food made with Strawberrys. (Jodi Miller Photos) 614-580-0342
Cornmeal Waffles with Strawberry Syrup: Fresh pancakes or waffles should be crowned with only the best syrup like this ruby colored strawberry syrup, which takes only four ingredients to make. Unfortunately, it doesn’t store for too long in the refrigerator, but then again it won’t be around that long.
Annalise Pruitt picking a strawberry. Welch's Strawberry Farm 319 E Hydell Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601 Phone:(740) 703-4826.(Photos by Jodi Miller)
Welch Family Farms in Ross County goes back four generations. The farm was primarily dairy cattle, hay and grain for feed and potatoes. Today the transition has been to commodity crops as the backbone of the farm with a steady u-pick strawberry business.

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