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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Ohio Local Foods Week

Ohio Local Foods Week is the first time local food will be celebrated at the same time statewide, and everyone is invited to participate! Please save the date on your calendar and look for upcoming details at the Local Foods signature program website --

Because this week-long recognition of local food is for everyone – from families to businesses, from rural to urban, from young to old, and from small-scale to large-scale, we would like to list a variety of possibilities to spark ideas for staff and partners across the state. The list of ideas will be arranged by the theme areas of the Local Foods signature program, and many of the ideas will overlap with more than one theme. The themes are:

  • Food and Business
  • Food and Community
  • Food and Family
  • Food Production

Some examples of ideas include:

  • Host a community garden or farm tour.
  • Promote Local Foods Week through social media (resources will be available through the Local Foods website and Extension emails).
  • Have your local city council and/or county commissioners sign a Local Foods Week proclamation.
  • Participate in the $10 local food challenge (information will be available through the Local Foods website).

If you have any questions, contact Patrice Powers-Barker at or Heather Neikirk at