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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

Heritage Grain Brings People Together in Yellow Springs

by Ciraran Lyons

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – Farmers, millers, brewers, bakers, entrepreneurs, and researchers convened for the first ever Heritage Grain School hosted by the Agraria ... Read More

Chestnut Field Day is a Tasty Success

CAROLLTON, Ohio – ASFC hosted a hands-on field day this September to share our North Central Region SARE funded grant research to develop value-added products ... Read More

Rural Action

Local Food in Schools Keeps Dollars Local

by Michelle Ajamian

When Lynne Genter was hired to coordinate Farm to School purchases and education at Federal Hocking Schools, she used the cafeteria as her ... Read More

Whole Grain Rich Standards Rolled Back for School Meals

by Eleanor Reagan

Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic proves to be a major barrier to nutrition for over 30 million children relying on subsidized school ... Read More

Rural Action

West Virginia Hazelnut Orchard Finds Local Cultivars

John Kelsey has been growing hazelnuts on his farm in Mason County, West Virginia, since 2011, when the Thousand Cankers Disease outbreak damaged the black ... Read More

Rural Action

Ohio Chestnut Farm Incorporates Alley Cropping

As nut orchards grow in popularity, farmers are looking for innovative ways to generate income and improve soil health as their trees mature. This has ... Read More

Rural Action

Nut-works Build Regional Resilience

By Eleanor Reagan

As supply chains become increasingly unreliable and energy shortages more frequent, local food production and processing will become ever more crucial to ... Read More

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