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.


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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

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