Grass-fed milk is absolutely the best! And all our special Artisan Cheeses are made from the freshest grass-fed milk right here on the farm. Our cheese-making methods are traditional and our recipes old world. We create cheese by the hard work of our hands. All our cheese is made in small batches, artisan form, with the bare minimum of main ingredients: milk, salt, rennet. We use no additives or preservatives, so our cheeses are not only better tasting, but healthier. Our goal is not to make or sell the most cheese, but to produce the best tasting, highest quality cheese.
Shagbark Seed & Mill, a certified organic seed cleaning and flour milling facility that markets grains, dry beans, flours, chips, crackers and pasta–all grown in Ohio–proposes to expand its Heirloom Popcorn line to a bagged, ready-to-eat product, and market it as an Appalachian product, since the variety has been long grown in our region. We are seeking partners to assess the market, pioneering farmers from the Appalachian region to grow heirloom varieties of popcorn, and potentially investors into various aspects of the value chain including equipment.
In 2011, Shagbark Seed & Mill started piloting a price class as part of a small enterprise grant received from the Wallace Center HUFED program. The below market pricing is exclusively for food access programs--and offers distributor pricing to schools, food banks, church groups and others that feed those who are food insecure.
The Local Roots Community Processing Kitchen is a shared use facility for food entrepreneurs and food producers to process and store product to add value, increase the market, and deliver local food year round.
HooftyMatch is an online marketplace for locally produced meats. We aggregate and disseminate data about the local supply and demand of meat products. Our initial product focuses on the Northeast Ohio region; however, we plan to expand nationally.
We are an existing Ohio Century Farm in Hamilton County, west of Cincinnati that is quickly expanding, moving from conventional crops to horse boarding, vegetable production, small grains, and honey production.
Wholesome Valley Farm is an education and marketing hub for the Greater Holmes County community.We serve both Amish and non-Amish.The farm has a retail store onsite for producers to sell their product through the store.Joel Kurtz also works to market these products through other channels for the farmer.The farm also produces vegetables and free-range eggs,with plans to produce grass-fed meats in the future.We hope to have healthy affordable food for the community that is convenient to buy.Also make it easy for producers to learn how to produce this quality product and then market it for them.
As a small-scale producer, I have recently experienced the lack of cold storage units in the Wayne County area when I was looking for a place to store poultry. With the growing number of other small-scale producers in the area, there has been a huge influx of seasonal, fresh produce and meat products. Producers have the opportunity to maintain premium prices over a longer period of time by storing their products for times of low supply of similar products.