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Articles About local farming
Life and growth are happening on local farms against the backdrop of massive shutdown and uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While harvest day at Heartbeat Learning Gardens always has an air of celebration, last week’s was “bittersweet,” in the words of longtime volunteer MJ Gentile.
Last month, a whiteboard in the heated greenhouse at Oasis Aqua Farms in Beavercreek Township boasted a variety of fresh, organically grown greens and herbs available that day. Then came the tornado.
Although agriculture is Ohio’s No. 1 industry, most of what is grown in the state is not consumed here.
As sap flows in area sugar maples, syrup season is just around the corner. Flying Mouse Farms is hosting a Sugar Shack Tour on March 4 to show local residents how the sweet stuff is made.
John DeWine is busy these days boiling down hundreds of gallons of maple sap to make Flying Mouse Farms’ maple syrup.