Earth Day Food Education Fair – 4/22/14

The Summit Food Policy Coalition will be offering a day-long program at the Ohio Means Jobs Center in Summit County on April 22, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.

Presentations will be centered on gardening, and eating well on a budget.  This event is free and open to the public.  Details below.  We hope to see you there!

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Countryside Winter Farmers’ Market – 4/19/13

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Countryside Conservancy Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday,  April 19, 2013
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Old Trail School
2315 Ira Road
Bath, Ohio  44333
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This is the last of our indoor winter markets for the season.  Our markets return to the great outdoors next month — Saturday, May 10 (Howe Meadow) and Thursday, May 29 (Highland Square).  Click here for the complete schedule.

Find everything you need for healthy, delicious meals, including fresh produce, meats, cheeses, handmade breads and pastas, and so much more — all from local vendors!

All market goods are available for purchase using cash, or market tokens.  Market tokens (sold in $5 increments) can be purchased via a debit card or Ohio Direction Card.

Read about the incentive program for customers on SNAP here.

Contact Beth Knorr  at 330-657-2542 for more information.

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Summit Food Policy Coalition Meeting – 4/15/14

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Summit Food Policy Coalition
Public Meeting

April 15, 2014
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Akron Summit County Public Library (Main Branch)
60 South High Street
Akron  44326
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Come learn and participate in these exciting new initiatives

- Access to vacant land 
- Fresh produce expansion in food desert communities
- SNAP benefits incentive program at Farmers’ Markets

For questions, please contact Julie Costell at 330.819.3834.

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Growing Hope Planning Meeting – 4/7/14

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Join other local food enthusiasts to continue planning our next documentary movie showing in May, as part of the Growing Hope Film Series.

This planning meeting is free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!

Date:  Monday, April 7, 2014
Location: Akron Summit Community Action 670 West Exchange Street, Akron 44302.  Map
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

For further information, contact Katie Fry at 330.608.1454 with questions.  Hope to see you there!

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Countryside Winter Farmers’ Market – 4/5/14

spinachtetonCountryside Conservancy Winter Farmers’ Market

Saturday, April 5, 2014
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Please note location change for this week’s market as part of the 10th anniversary celebration:

Akron Art Museum & Akron Public Library
Downtown Akron
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The markets will be held on select Saturdays, November 2013 through April 2014.  Click here for the complete schedule.   Market news for this week.

All market goods are available for purchase using cash, or market tokens.  Market tokens (sold in $5 increments) can be purchased via a debit card or Ohio Direction Card.

Contact Beth with any questions.  We hope to see you this Saturday in Downtown Akron!

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Countryside Birthday Party – 4/5/14

birthdayinviteCountryside Farmers’ Markets Celebrate 10 Years!

Countryside Conservancy is thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of connecting farmers, food producers, and the delicious products they grow and make with our surrounding local communities.

Countryside Conservancy Farmers’ Market & Birthday Party Saturday, April 5, 2014
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Akron-Summit County Public Library
Akron Art Museum
South High Street in Downtown Akron
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Schedule of Activities

Celebrate in Farmers’ Market style by shopping for the freshest spring produce, meats, cheeses, breads, and baked goods.  Be one of the first 200 customers and receive a slice of birthday cake!

At 10:30 a.m., Kelli Hanley of The Agrarian Collective, will be sharing inspiration and recipes for delicious Spring meals.

All market goods are available for purchase using cash, or market tokens.  Market tokens (sold in $5 increments) can be purchased via a debit card or Ohio Direction Card.

Contact Beth with any questions.  We hope to see you this Saturday!

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Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden – 4/24/14

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Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden
   Thursday, April 24, 2014
  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Church in the Valley
2241 Everett Road
Peninsula

 $30 per person
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You know what they say — there’s nothing like a homegrown tomato!

Heather Walters from Basket of Life Farm will take you through all the steps of adding a garden to your home.  Beginning with soil preparation, and taking you all the way through to dealing with pests, you’ll leave prepared and excited to order those seeds!

Please Note: Refunds can only be granted if cancellation is received at least 24 hours prior to class time.

For questions, please contact the workshop sponsor,
Countryside Conservancy.

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Backyard Chicken Basics – 4/12/14

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Backyard Chicken Basics Workshop
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stone Cottage Farm & Garden
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$30 per person
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Whether raised for eggs or meat, backyard chickens can be a beautiful addition to a backyard, and a great way to teach children about the local food system.

Lorree Cummings of Stone Cottage Farm & Garden will teach you everything you need to know to add some feathered friends to your yard this year.

For questions, please contact the workshop sponsor,
Countryside Conservancy.

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Countryside Winter Farmers’ Market – 3/22/14

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Countryside Conservancy Winter Farmers’ Market

Saturday, March 22, 2014
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Old Trail School
2315 Ira Road
Bath, Ohio  44333
Map

The markets will be held on select Saturdays, November 2013 through April 2014.  Click here for the complete schedule.   Market news for this week.

All market goods are available for purchase using cash, or market tokens.  Market tokens (sold in $5 increments) can be purchased via a debit card or Ohio Direction Card.

Contact Beth with any questions.  We hope to see you this Saturday!

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Countryside Food Swap – 3/18/14

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Countryside Food Swap

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  7:00 p.m.

Cashmere Cricket
2235 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  44221
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Join us at our next Countryside Food Swap!  A food swap is a gathering of DIY-ers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to share, via silent auction style bidding.  These events provide an opportunity to share your favorite creations with an appreciative audience, and to receive delicious goodies in return.

This event will be held on the third Tuesday of each month. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Countryside Food Swap details      Food Swap Registration

Contact Erin for more info.

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