Local Foods

Ohio Local Foods Week LogoThe subject of local foods is a broad critical issue that affects every Ohioan and is of great public interest and need. Local foods programming includes issues related to food production, marketing, human nutrition, economic development, and others. OSU Extension faculty and staff are currently conducting local foods programs on many of these issues.



  1. First-Ever Ohio Local Foods Week is August 9-15, 2015

    Jul 25 2015 - 12:56am

    Ohio State University Extension's Local Foods Signature Program will hold its first-ever celebration of Ohio Local Foods Week, August 9-15.  Be sure to visit localfoods.osu.edu for tools, resources, event marks, calendars and more!  Join us in celebrating great local Ohio food, our producers, businesses, and communities, and our consumers across all  of Ohio's 88 counties.
  2. Learn how OSU is helping Ohioans gain access to healthy, fresh, local foods

    Jul 25 2015 - 12:47am

    Ohio State University Continuum-Spring 2015 Hunger Amid Plenty  Ohio has a bounty of agriculture and local food, but some Ohioans, one in six in fact, are without.  Learn how Ohio State University is helping Ohioans gain access to healthy, fresh, local foods.
  3. Garden to Plate

    Jul 29 2014 - 8:22am

    Salsa Gardening and raising your own food has never been more popular! But knowing how to harvest and make vegetables taste good is another story! In this short video, you will learn not only learn about the health benefits of tomatoes, but will also go into the kitchen and learn basics of making a simple salsa in about 2 minutes! For more information click on http://licking.osu.edu OR http://fcs.osu.edu.