Summer is unofficially here in Ohio. Sidewalks are full of tomato plants and planted basil, hanging baskets are on sale for $8.97, and I’m ready for the abundance of fruits and vegetables that will find their way to my table! I love the farmers market- seeing sometimes bulging fruits and vegetables barely contained by their skins.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixb32xTp7I8[/youtube]
One thing that I’ve learned, however, is that not every person knows where to go, what your options are, and what you can get! I found a great site called GrowHio.org. Besides the standard fair of teaching you how to compost, plant, and harvest your own goodies, they have a number of great lists.
- Find out What’s in Season.
- Find locations of local farms.
- Find Locations of Farmers Markets
- Get a list of local CSAs (Community-supported agriculture), buying clubs, or co-ops that get you your own vegetables reserved.
Local Farms are often just places you have to come across, hear about from a neighbor, or just plain figure out on your own- become a resource to your friends and family and map out a couple close by solutions for yourself!