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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...

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, ...

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...

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...


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...

$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...


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...

Filter strips along a field of crops

Water Quality meeting set for June 21

Published May. 21, 2013

-You’re Invited to attend- Richland and Crawford Farm Bureau Agricultural Water Resource Management Program Water quality and algal blooms are THE environmental topics for the Ohio farming community. Algal blooms in the Western Lake Erie basin are a greater public concern every year and 2013 looks to be another significant year.  Grand Lake-St. Mary’s has come to be a bad word in some circles.  Ex...

Natural Gas Pipeline Easement Discussion April 22

Published Apr. 16, 2013

Farm Bureau will hold a discussion on Natural Gas Pipeline Easement Agreements with Guest Speaker Dale Arnold, OFBF Director of Energy, Utility & Local Government Policy. When: Monday, April 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.   Where: Dave Grauer's Farm Shop - 1162 Ganges East Rd, Shiloh, OH 44878 ..........(IN GANGES, East from the birdhouse, but the mailing zip is Shiloh) Farm Bureau has recently received ...

Eddie Lou Meimer

Meimer Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board of Trustees

Published Dec. 3, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Eddie Lou Meimer of Mt. Gilead has been elected to the board of trustees of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). She will serve as Northwest Women’s trustee, representing Farm Bureau members from 24 counties, and help govern the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization.  She fills the position formerly held by Judy Loudenslager of Marion, who retired from the...

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