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Local Foods

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Ohio Local Foods Week
Celebrate local foods during the second annual Ohio Local Foods Week August 7-13, 2016!
Photo of cartons of local produce
Celebrate! October is Ohio Farm to School Month!
Happy National Farm to School Month! We’re celebrating healthy kids, local farmers & vibrant communities. Join us! farmtoschool.osu.edu or farmtoschool.org
Adding a Youth Flavor to Local Foods
Ohio State University Extension's Local Foods Signature Program and the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Program were awarded an OSU Extension Innovative Grant to develop and implement the "Adding a Youth Flavor to Local Foods" program.

Local Foods

The 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. Iowa State University, Department of Community and Regional Planning, and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Release Guidebook for Municipal Zoning for Local Foods In Iowa

    Oct 7, 2015

    This guidebook provides practical guidance and samples of municipal code language from around the country to assist local communities in providing for a strong, vibrant and sustainable food system and neighborhood.  A free digital version is available at the Leopold Center website.

  2. Why Farm to School Programs Work

    Oct 6, 2015

    Read more about why Farm to School programs work and how two Northeast Ohio school systems are making strides in planning and developing Farm to School programs in the cafeteria, classroom and community with support from a USDA Farm to School Planning Grant.  

  3. There's Still Time to Market Your Connections during Ohio Local Foods Week

    Aug 13, 2015

    There is still time to market your connections and get involved with Ohio Local Foods Week!  Check out this Ohio Direct Marketing Team webinar recording by Local Foods Signature Program Leaders, Patrice Powers-Barker and Heather Neikirk on Ohio Local Foods-Feeding the Heart of It All.