Elvin Burkholder sells produce at the Shelby Farmers' Market.

Keep It Growing

From urban lots to abundant farmland, how one community is exploring the wide-ranging potential for local food.


What is the Soil and Water Conservation District?

The mission of the Richland County Soil & Water Conservation District is to assist the citizens of Richland County to protect and improve the County’s natural resources by providing exceptional education, planning and technical assistance. VISION Statement: To improve the…


Drive with reason; It’s farming season!

Harvest season is busy… busy in the fields, at the farms and on the ROADS in between. Here are some safety tips I am borrowing and expanding from OSU Extension about traveling on rural roads:  1. Be watchful! It is…


Local son returns to finish Farm to Plate on Sept. 28

On Saturday, September 28, Hazel Grove Farm Bureau Community Council will be presenting the sixth and final demonstration for the Richland County Farm to Plate Project at the Shelby Farmers’ Market. This demonstration will feature Chef Rob Fighter who has returned…


Keep an Eye Out for Conservation Needs During Harvest

Make your list and sign-up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Applications submitted by Nov. 15 will receive first priority for funding. It’s the time of year Ohio farmers hit the fields to harvest, driving over the land planted…

The Beilsteins

FS Chocolatiers uses LOCAL fresh fruit for Farm to Plate

The Blueberry Patch 1285 West Hanley Road, Mansfield 419-884-1797  www.theblueberrypatch.org  Steve and Lisa Beilstein Set on an 80-acre parcel of rolling Richland County terrain, that was originally intended for apple production, the Beilsteins have created Ohio’s largest blueberry farm, known…

Elvin sets up at the market

Elvin brings the HEAT to Farm to Plate

<!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>Lakeside Produce <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>419-347-2836 <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>Elvin Burkholder <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>2738 London East Lakeside Produce is located on London East Road between Plymouth Springmill and Bowman Street roads.  The have just about any fresh garden produce you…

Chef Sara Jones

Chef Sara gets SWEET this Saturday, Sept. 14

On Saturday, September 14 we are presenting the fifth demonstration for the Farm to Plate Project which is put on by the Hazel Grove Farm Bureau Council and the Richland County Farm Bureau. This demonstration will be “a sweet treat” for all…

Paul's Aug 24 wares

Windmill Nursery supplies Farm to Plate demonstrations

<!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>Windmill Nursery <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>419-896-2874 <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>Paul Burkholder <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>State Route 603 between Plymouth and Shiloh Windmill Nursery is primarily a greenhouse and has nursery stock. In the spring the nursery offers beautiful hanging baskets, trees,…

Fresh from the Scherer farm

Scherer’s Farm supplies Farm to Plate produce

<!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>Scherer’s Farm  <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>Terry Scherer <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>4671 West Smiley <!–[if !supportLists]–>×          <!–[endif]–>Shelby  Scherers mostly grow row crops now and have a garden overflowing with produce. The produce they have to sell includes sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers,…