Bocce Ball and Beers!

  Get out of the house and join us at Dutch’s in Hyde Park to celebrate a new season and network with folks from the latest issue. The eastside bastion of cured meat, cheese, beer & wine also sells many local products to fill your larder including products from Sunflower Sundries and the Hickory King Corn Collective Chips in the latest issue.… Read More

Rare Finds: The Bantam Silkie

Bantam Silkie – Illustration: © 2014, Reed DeWinter by Reed DeWinterfrom the collection of Douglas and Shaina Horner  When is a chicken like a kitten? When it’s a Bantam Silkie, of course, with its soft, hair-like plumage and docile temperament. Like most kittens, Silkies are incapable of flight, but they can lay up to 100 eggs in a year.… Read More

Produce Perks 

The green Produce Perks coins are available to EBT customers and are matched dollar for dollar (up to $10/day). Coins are used to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at 8 area farmers markets. Photograph: ©2014, Julie Kramer Cincinnati, Ohio  The Produce Perks program, which launched in May, makes local fruits and vegetables more accessible throughout Hamilton County.… Read More

Tallgrass Tales

Drausin Wulsin proves the adage: To be a successful livestock farmer, you have to be a successful grass farmer. by Mary Casey-Sturkphotography by michael wilson  Sunlight fights its way through the tree canopy above the gravel driveway that leads to a white farmhouse. As I pull up, Red Stone Farm owner Drausin Wulsin walks down the drive to greet me, accompanied by a pair of busy black-and-white Border Collies.… Read More

End-of-Summer Tomato Sauce

Freeze 3 pounds of tomatoes (about 5 large) overnight and then let them thaw; they’ll easily slip out of their skins. Set a colander or strainer over a large bowl. Set the tomato peels in the strainer. Halve the tomatoes and use your fingers to scoop the seeds into the strainer.… Read More

Preserving the Harvest

Whether you grow your own food or purchase from farmers’ markets, use these easy, foolproof ways to preserve the bounty. Enjoy local produce year-round — no canning required.  by karen gibson I steal glances out the window and smile at the tall and lush tomato plants that ring the back of the house.… Read More

Homemade Vegetable Stock

Stash vegetable scraps (corncobs, carrot or tomato peels, onion/leek/scallion greens, ends of zucchini or yellow squash, mushroom stems, celery roots, broccoli or cauliflower trimmings, fennel bulb stems and fronds, etc.) in a gallon zip-top bag in the freezer. When the bag is full, remove the vegetables and thaw them. Preheat oven to 425°Scatter the vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle lightly with olive oil, and season well with kosher salt.… Read More

Scaling Up to Fill Demand

Used to be, agriculture and food production happened on a medium scale. Food was grown, produced, delivered, and consumed in geographical proximity — say, within a half-day’s drive from one end of the chain to another. Milk, meat, eggs, even potato chips were regional products; it’s why you can buy a bag of Husman’s potato chips in Cincinnati, but not in Indianapolis. … Read More

Foraging

Edible Ohio Valley is a curator for the Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-up Show series at this year’s Greenmarket event.  Each pop-up show will be a mobile art presentation complete with 24 photographs, showcasing the new terms and explaining sustainability in our ever-changing environment. For More information on Ohio Valley Greenmarket, click here.… Read More

Mail drop: Thanks Erin

We like to get letters from readers just as much as you like to find the new issue of Edible – and today we found a little note in the mailbox that put a smile on our faces. We want to share it will all the good people that make Edible Ohio Valley possible – to the editors, writers, photographers, illustrators, volunteers, distributors, staff, interns, advertisers, sponsors, and all the great people we write about – Erin says thanks.… Read More

The Story of An Egg

Edible Ohio Valley is a curator for the Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-up Show series at this year’s Greenmarket event.  Each pop-up show will be a mobile art presentation complete with 24 photographs, showcasing the new terms and explaining sustainability in our ever-changing environment. For More information on Ohio Valley Greenmarket, click here.… Read More

Volunteers Needed for Greenmarket 2014

The EOV Burlap Bag (new!!)Discount on The Community DinnerA FREE 1yr Subscription Things are underway for Greenmarket 2014! But we need some help… We need 10 volunteers for the community dinner at the Peterloon Estate, August 2nd, and 20 volunteers for the Greenmarket event at Gorman Heritage Farm, August 3rd. Volunteers get: A free 1yr subscription to EOV ($28) 1 EOV burlap bag ($15) (1) Discount ticket to The Community Dinner (save $20) That’s $63.00 in value!!  … Read More

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