The Our Ohio Grow and Know series offers a number of tours, dining events, how-to seminars and learning activities focused on Ohio farms and food.
Grow and Know events vary across the state, but all provide opportunities for the community to engage in conversations about food and agriculture.
Guests can experience the sights, tastes and sounds of Ohio agriculture as the events are held on local orchards, barns, pastures, wineries and more. As a Farm Bureau member benefit, many of the events are free or offered at reduced rates to members.
Check out the list of upcoming events below or view the complete event details on the calendar of events at the bottom of the page. If there’s not an event scheduled near you, consider inviting friends or family members to join you in attending a Grow and Know event while exploring an area of the state you’ve never visited.
We hope you’ll join us at a Grow and Know event soon.
Haunted Harvest Weekend at the General Denver Hotel
Oct. 31-Nov. 2
General Denver Hotel, 81 W. Main St. Wilmington
Start the weekend with a Friday night dinner reception for participants in the hotel's private meeting room. After dinner, guests can head down to the pub to enjoy the decorations, costumes and music from the band “Streetwise” for the rest of the evening. At midnight, for those who are still up for adventure, the group will head down to the Historic Murphy Theater for a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
On Saturday morning, enjoy a breakfast in the pub and tour downtown Wilmington. Farm Tours will follow at Branstrators Farm in Clarksville and Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm in Sabina with a stop for lunch at Jen’s Deli in Wilmington. Enjoy warm coffee drinks and treats at The Kava Haus on the way back from the farm tours. Upon arrival at the Hotel guests will make Harvest Wreaths with Nellie Ashmore of “that Girls Flowers” and participants will make and decorate their own wreath to take home.
Dinner for the evening will be served in the hotel's formal dining room featuring courses created with wild game and seasonal vegetables from local farms with information on preparation and recipes from The General Denver’s talented chefs. Food will be paired with local wines and craft beers. Enjoy the end of the evening with the sounds of Joel Hogle performing in the Pub.
On Sunday morning, enjoy a delicious brunch in the dining room before heading home.
Cost: $450/couple (two people, one hotel room) Farm Bureau members receive $25 off the weekend package rate.
Call 937-383-4141 to make reservations. Let the front desk know if you are a Farm Bureau member to receive the $25 discount.
Erie County Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Event
Nov. 15 | No registration required
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Quarry Hill Winery, Berlin Heights
Cost: Farm Bureau member: free; nonmember: $60 (includes one-year Farm Bureau membership)
Bring your family for a fun-filled day with a free BBQ-style meal, refreshments and live music. Plus, take in the beautiful view of Lake Erie from Quarry Hill Winery.
Prizes will be awarded for the people that bring the most guests to the event, so invite friends to join you.
Free 'Farmland' Movie Night
Doors open at 6 p.m. | Movie to begin at 7 p.m.
Murphy Theatre, Wilmington
Join Clinton County Farm Bureau for a free showing of the movie Farmland, with a young farmer discussion panel to follow
The county Farm Bureau will be collecting donations of canned food and toiletry items to donate to the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Morgan County Farm Bureau Country Christmas
Nov. 28 | No registration required
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Riecker Building, McConnelsville
Join Morgan County Farm Bureau after the Holiday Parade for its annual Country Christmas event. There will be refreshments, make and take crafts, informational displays, pictures with Santa and much more. Pay your Farm Bureau membership at the event and save $5. We will also be collecting canned food items for the local food pantry.
For more information, contact Morgan County Farm Bureau at 800-964-8184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.