What is Local Food?
Local Food is food produced within the "local foodshed' in the Central Ohio River Valley Watershed within 100 miles of Cincinnati. Click here for a local food regional map.
Making a 10% shift in buying or producing local food does not mean all of your food has to be local. It just means shifting what you currently eat to include 10% more locally grown and/or produced food.
Click here for the Central Ohio River Valley Food Directory.
Please take the Pledge.
Why take the Pledge?
If 10% of the regional population takes the pledge it will result in over $49,000,000 infused into the local economy and 544 local jobs!
What can you do?
- Shop at local farmers markets
- Visit local farm produce stands and/or pick-your-own farms
- Participate in a community garden
- Grow your own fruits, vegetables and/or herbs
- Dine at locally-owned, independent restaurants that source ingredients from local farmers
- Purchase your plants from a local, independent garden center
- Give the gift of local food
- Drink locally produced beverages like wine, beer, spirits, and kombucha made with farm-fresh ingredients
- Organize pot luck meals made with local ingredients
- Organize a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pick-up in your workplace