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.
Laurel Vista grows vegetables, mainly green beans, sweet onions, and potatoes, augmented by various summer vegetables. We also have expanded into a line of branded valued added jar products made from the local ingredients we grow: Sweet Onion and Garlic Jam, Dilly Beans, Pickled Peppers, and Pasta Sauce.
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.