By 1808Delaware, OEFFA Press Release

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) and its partners invite you to get a taste of the farm this summer during the 2023 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

This annual series of public tours and workshops features more than 13 organic and ecological farms and businesses across the state, opening the door for farmers, gardeners, educators and eaters to learn about agriculture and local foods on the farm.

Two of the stops this year are in Delaware County.

Tour guests can walk through farm fields, garden beds, livestock pastures and more during these OEFFA farm tours:

• Friday, June 16: Organic Apple Orchard Tour—Charlie’s Apples, Licking County.
• Saturday, June 17: Dairy Farm Tour and Pasture Walk—Bear Cave Farm, Holmes County.
• Saturday, June 24: Elderberry Farm Tour—Mucky Boots Farm, Adams County.
• Sunday, July 16: U-Pick Blackberry Farm Tour—Indian Springs Berry Farm, Butler County.
• Saturday, Aug. 5: Stewarding a Legacy Farm Tour and Grain Growers Chapter Meeting—Dalton Farms, Huron County.
• Saturday, Aug. 12: Chestnut Production and Packing Farm Tour—Route 9 Cooperative, Carroll County.
• Saturday, Sept. 30: CSA Veggie Farm Tour—Blaney Family Farm, Meigs County.
• Saturday, Oct. 7: Alternative Livestock Farm Tour—Covered Bridge Yaks, Union County.

Attendees can explore farming technology, sharpen advocacy skills, navigate farm jobs and more during these OEFFA workshops:

• Thursday, June 1 and Friday, Oct. 13: PaddockTrac Demonstration—Settlage Dairy Farm, Auglaize County.
Monday, June 12: Shaping Change—Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware County.
• Thursday, July 13 and Wednesday, Oct. 4: Pick and Picnic with a Farmer—Bexley and Upper Arlington Farmers’ Markets, Franklin County.
• Tuesday, July 18 and Sunday, July 23: Prepare to Negotiate Your Land Arrangement—Virtual and Maish Meadows Farm & Preserve, Fayette County.
Thursday, July 20: We CAN!—Glass Rooster Cannery, Delaware County.
• Friday, Sept. 8: Ohio Beginning Farmer Tax Credit—Virtual.
• Sunday, Oct. 8: Finding a Farm Job 101—Virtual.
• Thursday, Nov. 9: Employment on Your Farm 101—Virtual.

In addition to OEFFA, other farm tours, events and programs are being presented by Central State University Extension, Common Greens, FairShare CSA Coalition, Holistic Management International, and Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. To learn more, visit oeffa.org/farmtours.

1808Delaware will have additional information on the two Delaware County stops as those dates near.

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