Why Buy Local?
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A Journey in TastepresentsHere We Grow Again
withPaul Higgins, CEC
A www.senior-dining.com presentation
Here We Grow AgainA continuation of We Grow That?
A look at the Ohio and Knox County growing season and the availability of fresh local products
Why Buy Local?Freshness. Taste. Nutrition. Variety. Improving the local economy. Strengthening producer/consumer relations. Avoiding health hazards.
Rich in HistoryODA - Century Farm program18 working Knox county farmsEarliest was established in 1814
Land Use in Knox CountyTotal Land = 339,904 acres212,069 ac. In agriculture
Diverse in SizeAverage Farm size1 to 9 ac.10 to 49 ac.50 to 179 ac.180 to 499 ac.500 to 999 ac.> 1,000 ac.= 166 acres= 78 farms= 416 farms= 488 farms= 186 farms= 56 farms= 32 farms
Knox Countys Rank in Ohio Agricultural ProductRank in OhioSheep & Lambs1Hay7Milk Cows13Oats13Cattle & Calves18Hogs34Corn34Soybeans40Wheat47
PeasGreen BeansCabbageBroccoliSpinachFall SpinachRhubarbRadishesGreen OnionAsparagusNovOctSeptAugJulJuneMayAprProduct Peak Season
Local Food Products in Knox County, OhioCauliflowerCarrotsBlueberriesBeetsStrawberriesSummer SquashRaspberriesPotatoesSweet PeppersCucumbersNovOctSeptAugJulJuneMayAprProduct Peak Season
Local Food Products in Knox County, OhioOnionsMuskmelonApplesTomatoesSweet CornHerbsWatermelonsPumpkinsWinter SquashLettuceNovOctSeptAugJulJuneMayAprProduct Peak Season
Local Food Products in Knox County, Ohio
Ohio Department of Agriculture OSU extension Knox CountyLocal Food CouncilFood for Thoughtsenior-dining. comThe Laurels of Mount VernonLocal growers, and producersAdeline MoshellThose Young Boys Productions
I GotFreshToday with Chef Paulwww.senior-dining.com
SoupCream of Asparagus
SaladLocal Field GreensWith Fresh Basil Vinaigrette
EntreGrilled Marinated Chicken BreastFarm Fresh Green Beans, Oven Roasted Rosemary Red Skin Potatoes
DessertFresh Local Hand Picked Berry Something
Fresh baked Rolls and breads w/ flavored butters
COME TO THE FAIR
The Ohio State FairSenior Day August 5,2008
Ohio State Fair Senior DayA Journey in TasteTuesday August 5thwithCertified Executive ChefPaul HigginsSponsored by The Laurels of Mount VernonFair Grounds DiSalle Bldg (air condition)1:30 PM, 2:15PM, 3:00PM, 3:45PM