2018 Farm Tours

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TAKE A FIELD TRIP THIS SUMMER.

See, taste, and experience life on the farm while gaining practical new skills and learning about sustainable agriculture and local foods during the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.
CFM is a proud partner of this annual series offered by Ohio Ecological Food and Farm AssociationCentral State University Extension, and the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance, which features 25 tours of organic and ecological farms and businesses in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana.
CFM Sponsored Tours are listed below. You can download a brochure of the full workshop and tour series here.
Cultivating a Farm with Friends (and No Money) Farm Tour
Sunday, August 5 • 1-4 p.m.
Hand Hewn Farm
10990 Patterson Rd. SW, Fresno, OH 43824
www.handhewnfarm.com 

Hand Hewn Farm is made up of five friends: Andy and Katie Lane, Doug and Molly Wharton, and Kathy Neal. In 2014, these friends made the decision to combine efforts and move to Andy’s grandparents’ family farm in Tuscarawas County. They raise pigs in the woods, and rabbits and layer and broiler chickens on pasture. A fully operational educational butcher shop adds to the vision and
is where butcher workshops and other culinary classes are held.
Many aspiring farmers don’t have access to land and don’t have the capital required to get started. Come find out how these five friends are creatively and thoughtfully building a profitable, sustainable, ecologically sound business.
Small Sustainable Pastured Egg and Market Garden Tour
Sunday, September 2 • 10 a.m.
Freshtown Farm/City Bird Columbus
10452 McIntosh Rd., Pataskala, OH 43062
www.freshtownfarm.com 

Freshtown Farm and City Bird Columbus is a partnership between vegetable farmer, Marcie Todd, and egg producer, Mike Kelley. They farm on some leased land in Pataskala and on a small plot rented from the Columbus Land Bank Program on the city’s south side. They have a small community supported agriculture program and attend the Westgate Farmers Market and Clintonville Farmers’ Market. They established their farms in late 2017, so while the infrastructure is rudementary, they provide only the best for the chickens and are working hard to build the soil. Join this tour if you’d like to know more about what it has taken to get their farms off the ground and the steps they are taking for a more successful future.
Natural Fish Farm Tour
Sunday, September 9 • 1-4 p.m.
Kingdom Fish
6746 County Rd. 112, Rushsylvania, OH 43347
www.kingdomfish.com 

Kingdom Fish is an all natural tilapia farm. They raise fish using no hormones, chemicals, or antibiotics. They have been in business since 2007 and sell their fish to local restaurants, food trucks, and farmers’ markets throughout the Columbus area. On the tour, you will see their fish raising operation, the new processing building where they fillet and package fish, and their aquaponics operation.
All events are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

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