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Just wanted to start a new thread with the word "Ohio" at the beginning so that it is easier for Ohioan permies to hopefully SEE the thread.

Feel free to introduce yourself whether or not you have posted an intro in the two other Ohio threads in this section.

Additionally, I wanted to encourage you all to post resources or things of interest for Ohioans.

Here are some that I've found:
Ohio Trees Index http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/5361/Default.aspx
Ohio Native Species for Landscape and Restoration Use http://ohiodnr.com/tabid/20386/Default.aspx
 
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2014 Greene County (Ohio) Soil and Water Conservation District Tree Seedling Sale! Prices look great!

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/286
 
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Elissa Teal wrote:2014 Greene County (Ohio) Soil and Water Conservation District Tree Seedling Sale! Prices look great!

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/286


Well, I just realized that you have to pick up your order so this would only be good for those in the Dayton area.

I did find this one for NW Ohioans -- it is from last year but I'm sure they will have another sale this coming spring -- http://co.lucas.oh.us/documents/119/tree%20brochure%202013web_201302061414480805.pdf

Do a search for your local Soil and Water Conservation District and contact them -- find your district on this page -- http://ohiodnr.com/tabid/21817/Default.aspx
 
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Deciduous Trees for Ohio
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1082.html
 
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ohio nurseries reposted from another thread

Hey all
were in columbus, found a few cool nurseries in ohio, ive visited a few of them they are pretty spread out. . if your in the columbus area you can get a good selection from garden centers and the osu school plant sale

companion plants-lots great permaculture plants.. . down in the athens area i think
http://companionplants.com/

sandusky valley nursery-lotsa cool stuff good price havent ordered from them yet
http://www.svnursery.com/

klyn nursery, in cuyahoga county, need to set up an account, very high quality wide range of things from herbs to trees, lots of hard to find multipurpose plants
http://www.klynnurseries.com/


we just visited a nursery in kentucky run by a guy named cliff england www.nuttrees.net
he has awesome plants . . we just bought some jujubes, late blooming almonds from iran, asian pears and persimmons, timber bamboo.. . only 3.5 hrs from columbus
 
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Looking for people in the Medina County / NE Ohio area...
 
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I ordered five chestnut trees from this ohio farm http://www.empirechestnut.com/aboutus.htm They were great to work with and the trees are strong and doing great. Fast shipping.
 
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Adam Moore wrote:I ordered five chestnut trees from this ohio farm http://www.empirechestnut.com/aboutus.htm They were great to work with and the trees are strong and doing great. Fast shipping.


I spoke with Mark Shepard at PV1 about this company. Great to hear first hand about your experience with them. I'm not far from you here in Medina. I recently started a meetup group called Medina Permaculture: http://www.meetup.com/Medina-Permaculture/

Check it out and come on down to one of our meetups sometime if time allows. Would love to connect with you!
 
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Thanks for the meetup link Rob.
 
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Adam Moore wrote:Thanks for the meetup link Rob.


You're welcome! So far, we've had a pretty good turnout. Social meetups at Lagerheads here in Medina are every third thursday. Great discussion taking place there about biodynamics, livestock and PermaEthos.

We are doing regular meetups with OEFFA farm tours and will likely be scheduling a meetup in the future with a neighbor who has some Dexter cattle. Looking forward to meeting you!
 
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Hey Ohio,

Green Triangle is hosting a PDC in February of 2015....if you are interested or know others who would be, check out greentriangle.org or our Facebook page. Great instructors and growing community to connect with!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Green-Triangle/343003129141756

www.greentriangle.org


 
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Hey ya'll!
After lurking her own when searching, and being part off the Facebook group, I thought I should actually join the forum so I can participate.

I'm on the west side of Dayton, just out of city limits on the way to Germantown.

Hello other Ohio Permies!
 
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Well, after a year and a half exiled to Texas (sorry Texas permies, but I hated living in that state), I am now back in Southwest Ohio. Middletown area. Good to be back somewhere that winter actually feels like something besides late spring.
 
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Welcome back! I am in Price Hill, Cincinnati. Lots of premier action going on here, though time/money issues usually have me doing my own thing,at my own pace.
Currently collecting leaves to improve the soil of my Pico food forest.
 
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WHADDUP MY OHIO PERMIES!! PRAISE JEEBUS! Sorry for the sarcasm, but really i'm happy to find you all on this thread. I've felt so alone... in darkness, an isolated permie like an onion bulb forgotten in you garage trying to sprout without light and sun's warmth. I'm from aurora, ohio; just outside the fair port city of Cleveland. I think i read all the posts and am i correct in thinking so far im the only one from NorthEast ohio? what evs tho, my girlfriend of 5 years in going to osu for another 2 years so ill be taking semi-regular trips there atleast until then... maybe i could meet up with some of you from our states great capital? check out your creations? And visa versa. If you guys are ever in the Cleveland-Akron are hit me up. I live about 40 minutes outside downtown of both those cities. I go to Tri-c for Nursery Management, and by this spring will have a nice collection of woodies and edible perennials... already got some but in a few months im going to expand that a bunch and turn my parents property into a food forest! Also have a decent sized annual veggie garden 35 by 30. There's a native cranberry bog and maybe 100 blueberry bushes just existing indigenous in the woods by my house; you could attain some of that material for you own site if you want.
 
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Hey all. I'm Scott from Lancaster, Ohio. Right now I have my family living in a rental house, but we will soon be looking to buy (again). I would love to find a decent sized piece of land and build a cordwood home on it and start my permacultural living . . . but that may or may not be a possibility. Here are a few resources I like to use when daydreaming about a place though.

https://apps.ohiodnr.gov/water/maptechs/wellogs/appNEW/ - look up well logs to see what other wells in your area have been drilled and pertinent information about the wells.

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/surveylist/soils/survey/state/?stateId=OH - published soil surveys for the state of Ohio. You can get a tremendous amount of information from these surveys.

BTW, these are of great value to me with my education in Environmental Science and Geography. You may or may not be able to use them, but I sure do.
 
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Hey guys we have a strong scene in the southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky region. great local foods scene with permaculture courses running each year on the weekends through our non profits and my company treeyo permaculture. we have a permaculture nursery and lots of good examples from urban, to suburban and rural examples. Many of us will be at the festival that i run at my families land in Northern Kentucky this June 26-th 28th at Pollination fest which includes ecology and permaculture but also with art, music, local foods, yoga and all of that. it is hosted on a 66 acre property with a 15 acre pay fishing lake. read more details here
http://pollinationfest.com/index.html
 
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I'm in Wooster, OH in Wayne County. Just moved back here after being gone for many years. Still considering whether to stay or not... I have been looking at land in Wayne, Ashland, Holmes, Knox, and Coshocton county areas but also considering moving out to Oregon as I have lots of connections there. My family has owned a large piece of land since the 60's on South Bass Island that we are considering making into a family-oriented ecological resort with cob guesthouses placed throughout the woods and hosting family-oriented workshops every now and then on homesteading. I have a PDC from Aprovecho in Oregon. Completed 6 month natural building apprenticeship under Ianto Evans with Cob Cottage Company in Oregon as well. Lived in Tulsa, OK for 2 years where I started up my own business, Green Country Permaculture LLC, with my former college roommate. Studied Agro-ecology at Prescott College in Arizona. Since I have been back in Ohio I have found lots of stuff going on in Cleveland. Tons! One of the best urban-ag scenes I have seen. I've made some good connections throughout the midwest with lots of natural builders in MI, OH, TN, and NY. OARDC (Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center) here in Wooster is a great resource. My Dad is a professor there and I know lots of the folks there that are doing state studies on sustainable and organic agriculture.

Here is the NEO (Northeast Ohio) natural building group led by Chris McClellan who is also a Cob Cottage alumn. https://www.facebook.com/groups/NaturalBuildingNEO/

The Green Triangle is a group very involved in Cleveland that knows anything about everything in the NEO area and beyond. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2207810278/

The guys at Rid All in Cleveland are absolutely bad ass. You must visit them if you are ever anywhere near Cleveland. Will Allen from Growing Power is very involved. I first heard about these guys when I was living in Tulsa and someone I was working with had just gotten back from a big urban-ag conference in Cleveland and said these guys were keynote speakers and that their place was amazing. He was right. http://www.greennghetto.org/

Also, Brad at the George Jones farm in Oberlin is an excellent resource if you want to network in NEO. He knows everybody on the scene and has a long history in Cleveland. I went up there for a visit in January and it was a lot of fun just hanging out with him one-on-one and bouncing around some ideas. http://www.cityfresh.org/george-jones-farm

Thanks for making this thread! I was specifically looking for something with Ohio in the title...!
 
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How, HOW? did nobody mention the Ohio paw paw festival? Its only the biggest in the nation.
Ohiopawpawfest.com
 
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Sam Sneller wrote:OARDC (Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center) here in Wooster is a great resource. My Dad is a professor there and I know lots of the folks there that are doing state studies on sustainable and organic agriculture.



I meant to include Casey Hoy's contact information from the OARDC. He is the man to know. He has an extensive knowledge about programs, incentives, farmers, resources, etc. Here is his public page on the OSU website. http://entomology.osu.edu/our-people/casey-hoy
 
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chad Christopher wrote:How, HOW? did nobody mention the Ohio paw paw festival? Its only the biggest in the nation.
Ohiopawpawfest.com


Good point. Amazing festival.

There is also Solid Ground Farm that is in the Athens area. Very nice example of a permaculture farm in Ohio in my opinion.

http://www.solidgroundfarm.com/
 
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Hi All -

I am a NE Ohio permie, with a suburban plot just east of Cleveland. Glad to find this thread: than you for enlivening it lately -- somehow I had missed it, and you. And that just won't do!

Cheers! Mariamne
 
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Hey folks, checking in from "true" northeast Ohio (on the lake and 20 miles from PA). Glad to have found you all and hope to meet some of you locals someday. Will check back more frequently now that I know I am not alone...nod to Randy and Mar.
 
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hisako nora wrote:ohio nurseries reposted from another thread

Hey all
were in columbus, found a few cool nurseries in ohio, ive visited a few of them they are pretty spread out. . if your in the columbus area you can get a good selection from garden centers and the osu school plant sale

companion plants-lots great permaculture plants.. . down in the athens area i think
http://companionplants.com/

sandusky valley nursery-lotsa cool stuff good price havent ordered from them yet
http://www.svnursery.com/

klyn nursery, in cuyahoga county, need to set up an account, very high quality wide range of things from herbs to trees, lots of hard to find multipurpose plants
http://www.klynnurseries.com/


we just visited a nursery in kentucky run by a guy named cliff england www.nuttrees.net
he has awesome plants . . we just bought some jujubes, late blooming almonds from iran, asian pears and persimmons, timber bamboo.. . only 3.5 hrs from columbus




Hi Hisako,

Are you guys still in Columbus? If so, what part of town are you in? I'm in the Grandview area.
 
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Hi all,
I'm Doug from NE Ohio, Randolph Township in Portage County.
I have enjoyed the forums for a while now and finally took the time to join. My wife and I are sort of homesteading on 22 mostly wooded acres. There are so many ideas I want to pursue that I have read about here.
 
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Hi Doug and welcome!

Just signed up for chip drop for my urban lot, thought y'all might like it:

https://www.chipdrop.in.

I am hoping for a mother load. For those of you who hear with wood, loads of logs or mixed logs/ chips are easier to come by, but they say the logs tend to be rather large, which could be good, depending....
 
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Greetings from West Central Ohio. I think I am the only one in my county who knows what permaculture is. Feeling a bit lonely in my quest to find a good piece of land among the acres of flat, chemical drenched farmland.
 
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Greetings. Just moved back to Columbus area from 4 years in south Florida and looking to connect with locals and see examples of temperate forest gardens.

Bobby ( & Mary)
 
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Lizzie Snyder wrote:Greetings from West Central Ohio. I think I am the only one in my county who knows what permaculture is. Feeling a bit lonely in my quest to find a good piece of land among the acres of flat, chemical drenched farmland.


I moved from Springfield to central Ohio. People look at me like I'm speaking a foreign language if I say the word permaculture....LOL
 
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Elissa Teal wrote:Just wanted to start a new thread with the word "Ohio" at the beginning so that it is easier for Ohioan permies to hopefully SEE the thread.

Feel free to introduce yourself whether or not you have posted an intro in the two other Ohio threads in this section.

Additionally, I wanted to encourage you all to post resources or things of interest for Ohioans.

Here are some that I've found:
Ohio Trees Index http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/5361/Default.aspx
Ohio Native Species for Landscape and Restoration Use http://ohiodnr.com/tabid/20386/Default.aspx
 
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Hey Permies, we just moved to Seville Ohio in Southern Medina County. Glad to come across this thread while reading up on the site for Ideas. Rob Kaiser, i'm in your Medina Meet up group but don't have freetime with 4 kids. Maybe one day....might talk my wife into hosting a permaculture event in the future. Just wanted to introduce myself.

We are currently using dead wood from forest for our hugleculture garden beds. The property has some slopes so we will use that to make a succession of garden beds to hold water and slowly transfer water downhill to each bed. I am posting our progress on Instagram. My username is permaculture_life
 
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hisako nora wrote:ohio nurseries reposted from another thread

Hey all
were in columbus, found a few cool nurseries in ohio, ive visited a few of them they are pretty spread out. . if your in the columbus area you can get a good selection from garden centers and the osu school plant sale

companion plants-lots great permaculture plants.. . down in the athens area i think
http://companionplants.com/

sandusky valley nursery-lotsa cool stuff good price havent ordered from them yet
http://www.svnursery.com/

klyn nursery, in cuyahoga county, need to set up an account, very high quality wide range of things from herbs to trees, lots of hard to find multipurpose plants
http://www.klynnurseries.com/


we just visited a nursery in kentucky run by a guy named cliff england www.nuttrees.net
he has awesome plants . . we just bought some jujubes, late blooming almonds from iran, asian pears and persimmons, timber bamboo.. . only 3.5 hrs from columbus
 
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Hi Hisako,

Great post! I found three of the four nurseries while researchinge and appreciate confirmation they worked out for you.

Sandusky Valley was mail order right? Just curious if your plants showed up on time and in good shape and what time of year you ordered and planted? I'm curious if planting a small sapling tree can be done anytime during growing season? I've always head plant trees in fall and am curious if that's true....and true for saplings too?

Companion plants looks awesome, but I don't want to drive to Southern Ohio so I hope the mail order option works out.

 
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Beverly Clampett wrote:
Lizzie Snyder wrote:Greetings from West Central Ohio. I think I am the only one in my county who knows what permaculture is. Feeling a bit lonely in my quest to find a good piece of land among the acres of flat, chemical drenched farmland.


I moved from Springfield to central Ohio. People look at me like I'm speaking a foreign language if I say the word permaculture....LOL
 
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I hear you two, permaculture is not well known around here. In casual conversation I just say I garden I think saying I'm a farmer sends wrong message....corn/ soy Monsanto Ag..which is another difficult conversation I end up focusing conversations about perennials and growing wide range of fruits herbs and veggies for our family.

I often think back to the Native Americans and how permaculture is attempting to mimic their lifestyle while utilizing current technology.

Glad to have found this thread and website to have some like minded semi-local folks to bounce ideas and share resources/ knowledge.
 
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Hey all,

I'm up in Cleveland area, suburb-style 0.2 acre plot, trying to do it all. I'm going for like 100 trees (all pruned to heck), out-door rocket mass, chickens, raised bed cold frames, aquaculture, etc. I'm seeing just how sustainable I can make one of these 70 yr old suburb houses. Of course, I picked one that had a good orientation and yard. So far plenty of challenge, but I think things are moving forward. Been here about a year. Biggest problem is mammalian pests, but the dog's been helping with that. Let me know if you'd like to meet or if you've got fruit seeds that will both germinate and grow true-to-seed on flavor. I'm in the market. Also might be looking for a few chickens as the weather warms. And, of course, I'm looking for dirt. Fill dirt good dirt, even "bad" dirt, just as long as it's got low poison/lead content it will work for me. I need lots.
 
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I figured with as many people introducing themselves in this thread lately, it's a good time for me to finally do so. I live in the Akron area on a suburban lot less than a tenth of an acre. I've been growing perennial flowers for several years on our lot and a couple years back, decided that I wanted to start square-foot gardening out of raised boxes. That first year, I made a lot of mistakes but I got a decent yield. The bug bit hard, and I was hooked. In preparing for next season, my quest for knowledge sparked in interest in permaculture and growing "better than organic". The second year, armed with a yard of compost entirely from our site, I stopped fertilizing and stopped using even OMRI-listed insecticides since I no longer had an insect problem after I stopped chopping out the "weeds" that grew elsewhere on our property. I had a nearly effort-free garden bursting with productivity, and veggies were rotting on the plants faster than I knew what to do with them (more for the critters, right?). Since then, I have been working to close other inputs and try out other permie/homesteading activities on my property. I learned of Paul Wheaton and permies.com after mentioning permaculture to a workmate in a conversation about gardening.

My wife and I just had our first girl in December and our current 3 - 5 year plan consists of saving up for a new place with some real acreage (and lower property taxes) somewhere out-of-the-way. I'd like to grow my network of local permies and expand my own knowledge and experience and at some point in the near future, find the time to take a PDC.

Like Paul used to be, I am currently unhappily employed as a sr. software engineer for a major diamond retailer (such a scummy business; how's that for internal strife?). Short term, I'm trying to find a remote job which will jibe better with out-of-the-way living goals before trying some sort of transition to homesteading income. In short, I'd like to quit my job, live cheaply off my own paradise by my own hand, and piss where I damn well please.
 
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Hi Fellow Buckeyes
I wanted to post this from North Central Ohio, 10 minutes from the Sandusky Bay area.
A little bit about what's been going on around here lately. For most of the summer it has been very dry. The lawns here look like straw fields, but in the last week a good 2"of rain coming up from the Gulf Coast area
has blessed us and it looks like more on the way. The garden has suffered a little, but with 2 rain barrels that have helped ease the lack of rain some what. Last fall I built a Hugelculture bed and has already proved that
it has retained water for the tomato plants that are growing there. This bed is not like other Permies have built, it is a wooden box lined with rigid insulation (R5) large Poplar logs in the very bottom, filled with stump
grindings (wood chips mixed with dirt). In the spring fish meal, kelp meal, Lime and compost was added. Right now I have a very nice crop of tomatoes growing in there. I would like to post a few pictures, but I haven't
figured out how to do that yet.


 
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Hello Steve!
Sorry I've been off the forums lately, my wife and I are created our piece of paradise and doing classes on it all ! Here's our website: www.redbeetrow.com
All the nurseries listed above delivered beautiful plants in the spring ( May) that's the only time of year I had things mailed.
Just so everyone knows  my wife and I will be doing specialty propagation of any plants that Permies might be into. Just drop us a line through the website and we will quote you for the number of plants your wanting.
Some examples from 2016:
Goji berries, gingko, sage, thyme, mountain mint, Caucasian spinach, good king Henry, sea kale, goldenseal, etc.
let your Permies brains run wild ! I feel like we can grow most plants for our climate. In the spirit of permaculture we are definitely into bartering, trading, etc
Drop us a line!
John and Steph
Red beet row
 
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This post will discuss some good things already happening in Akron Ohio and the surrounding area. 

Country Side Conservancy is just North of Akron and a program through the Metro Parks to rent out homes surrounding the metro parks for Small scale family farms. 

In Bath Ohio there are Nun's that run an organic plant sale.  I would have to search for their farm name.  I believe it's connected to Stan Hewitt Hall. 

City Fresh is an affordable farm fresh produce delivery service available to the community.   Not sure of their current status though. 

Keep Akron Beautiful is an organization that plants flowers (some perennial) around the city and by many intersections.  They could be instrumental in Akron's Permaculture revolution. 

Salsbury-Schweyer Inc is a Akron Based Business run by Permaculturist that has worked with the city to promote better storm water management.  You can learn more about Salsbury-Schweyer's upcoming Winter PDC on Facebook :tinfoil:

This post is to list a few more resources within Northeast Ohio and a little further south. 

Oberlin, Ohio is an amazing city in my opinion.   A graduate student from the University developed The People's Garden just South of the square by the old train station along the bike trail.  It is a community garden that everyone is welcome to harvest from.  The University is a local leader in Sustainability and the community reflects this with many unique small businesses and bike trails throughout the city.  One of our favorite places to eat was The Black River Cafe.  They purchase most of their ingredients locally from the best available sources and it's still affordable.   Oberlin has a great library that host a Saturday morning farmers market in the parking lot. 

Highland Natural is a local businesses that has been growing non-gmo's livestock feed for the last decade.  They have recently expanded into local feed stores around here as well.  I believe they started out in the Kent Ohio area. 

The Amish. There are lots of Amish living scattered around Ohio's county side.  They often have roadside stands you can purchase great produce.  I would recommend asking questions about their farming practices because some have great practices and others don't. 

Homerville Produce Auction, this is another place to purchase large or smaller quantities of locally grown fruit, veggies, and baked goods.   Each lot for sale has a farm ID number,  and it pays to know who you are buying from so you can learn about their farming practices. 
 
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