Shagbark Seed & Mill, launched by the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative in 2010, is a prototype certified organic regional scale processing facility/business that offers staple grain and bean products made from organic and chemical free grain, bean, and seed crops. We work with Ohio farmers who are certified organic or agree to grow without chemical inputs to fill the processing gap in the value chain that is now dominated by global commodities. Our goals are to develop a regional scale facility that 1. delivers affordable healthy food to all sectors of the market, including food access programs, and 2. increases farm acreage producing high-nutrition crops using sustainable production methods. Shagbark currently has more than 150 acres of corn, dry beans, buckwheat,  and spelt in production--all on eight Ohio farms, most of which are certified organic.

Proposed Location



Public - accessible to all site users