Last month the Food & Ag System Working Group hosted a learning call to share information on the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The REAP program aids farmers in financing renewable energy sources or making energy efficiency improvements. Colleagues from our Clean Energy Working Group joined the call to share their expertise on the […]
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A summary of the first ever “Sassafrass Moon” herbal heritage festival, held in Erwin, Tennessee to celebrate the region’s herbal heritage.
A necessity for every gourmand, and our last entry, is Farm on the Ridge. Another staple at the Athens Farmer’s Market, you may have seen them on Saturday morning where they sell amazing pork products. In their own words, read how they got their start:
Running a small business in Southeast Ohio takes hard work, tenacity, and gumption. People start small businesses for a number of different reasons, so we’re going to spend our next three blog posts introducing you to three ACEnet clients who you may know, but if you don’t, this is your opportunity to learn about them, […]
CAN has finished compiling local food systems data for 2018, and we are excited to share the results from another successful year! Highlights include over $20 Million in producer sales, over 1,100 year-round jobs, $16 Million in wholesale buyer purchases.
We met Gina Gabriel last year when she came to an ACEnet small business class at the Glouster Library. She told us that she had bought some land, and had begun selling plants. Here, in her own words, she explained her start to the present:
The last of these healthy food access case studies is Chefs in Schools, a program of Community Farm Alliance and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
The fifth of these healthy food access case studies is Healthy Families – Family Farms, a program of Appalachian Sustainable Development.
The fourth of these healthy food access case studies is Farm to Institution to School, a program of Rural Action, ACEnet, Hocking College, and the Southeast Ohio Food Bank.