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The Local Butcher opens in Athens County

Chase Meeks, meat processing team leader at The Local Butcher, opened a tall metal door to display a room full of beef and pork carcasses ... Read More

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USDA funding will support Appalachian farms and food businesses

The Plains, Ohio- Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of over $40 million will allow the Central Appalachia Network and partners throughout ... Read More

Local Food For All provides produce to community

The Plains, OH — Did you know that for just $15 you can provide a week’s worth of fresh, local produce to someone who might ... Read More

Chestnuts Take the Stage at OEFFA

February 17, 2023 – the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative (ASFC) and Route 9 Cooperative launched the second year of their North Central SARE grant at ... Read More

Farmers Rally for a Climate Smart Farm Bill

Farmers, farmworkers, and their allies gathered in Washington D.C. from March 6-8 for the Farmers for Climate Action: Rally for Resilience. The grassroots coalition, led ... Read More

Rural Action Project delivers over 1,000 Meals in 2022

Rural Action’s Neighbor Loaves & Meals project increased its distribution to food access programs in 2022 thanks to a $3,000 grant from the Ohio Farm ... Read More

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Reflections on ‘The Land of Milk & Money’ by Abbe and Madeline Turner

By Emily Elam, Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps member (Chesterhill Produce Auction/Sustainable Agriculture Community Development)

Rural Action’s Sustainable Agriculture program’s third annual Whole Farm Planning & Mentoring ... Read More

Sustainable Agriculture to present at OEFFA Conference

Michelle Ajamian and Eleanor Reagan of the Sustainable Agriculture team will be presenting alongside Amy Miller of Route 9 Cooperative at the OEFFA Conference this ... Read More

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The Donation Station Tuscarawas County

Donation Station Tuscarawas County officially wrapped up its first market season on Oct. 12. With the help of the community, we were able to raise ... Read More

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