Tag Archives: farming

Post OEFFA Conference Follow-Up

It's been about a month since this year's Ohio Ecological Food and Farming's yearly Conference where socially and ecologically-minded farmers, producers, educators, and food retailers get together and trade ideas and knowledge.  Carriage House Farm's Farm Manager, Richard Stewart, led a group of Chef's Collaborative Members in a discussion panel designed to educate farmers and…
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Honey Bee Swarm Season Is Here!

It is that time of year!  Swarm season.  2016 looks to be starting early this year.  Typically, swarm season falls two weeks to either side of Mother's Day but this year we are already seeing honey bee swarms. What is a swarm?  It is a group, or colony, of honey bees, thousands, that are moving,…
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Ramps

It's all about Ramps these days and from chef to wild forager they are in high demand. Ramps, Allium tricoccum, are part of the Allium family and have some of the flavor characteristics of leeks, onions, and garlic. Ramp seeds sprouting. "The ramp has broad, smooth, light green leaves, often with deep purple or burgundy…
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