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Value Proposition

A social enterprise that will support small scale producers in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods while providing fresh, wholesome and locally sourced food to Central Ohio customers.


Recruiting participants, forming the cooperative business structure. Production, harvesting, preparation, packing.


1. Identify leadership within the participant network 2. Leadership chooses organizational and legal structure 3. Formation of organization 4. Take over marketing, accounting and other management functions

Required Resources

A grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation.

Business Entity Connections

The Ohio State University - Columbus campus


The main campus of the Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, inclusive and affordable education that prepares the next generation of leaders and engaged citizens to serve Ohio, the country and the world.


Kurtz Bros.

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Jeff Stemier