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 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.
June 1 – Pork Chop BBQ – McConnelsville (Morgan County). Enjoy a delicious Pork Chop BBQ while learning the ABCs of preparing meat. Morgan County Farm Bureau board members and farmers will prepare dinner while guest experts share tips on food safety, meat selections, marinades and rubs, cooking and grilling.
June 8 – Breakfast on the Farm – Plain City (Madison County). Join Franklin and Madison County Farm Bureaus for Breakfast on the Farm and enjoy a tasty meal in a pasture, while having the chance to speak with local farmers about food production.
June 15 – Fast Food from the Farm – Wilmington (Clinton County). Join Clinton County Farm Bureau and the Clinton County Farmers Market for Fast Food from the Farm, a monthly series of local foods cooking demonstrations. Area chefs will prepare fast, easy and affordable recipes using fresh, locally grown food from market vendors.
June 20 – Home Food Preservation 2013 – Beallsville (Monroe County). Participants will learn about pressure canning vegetables and gain hands-on experience while helping to can salsa in a water bath. Plus, take home some salsa to enjoy.
June 23 – Farm Tour and Picnic – Adamsville (Muskingum County). Enjoy a picnic-style lunch, a sundae bar and activities including a visit to the dairy farm's milking parlor viewing room to see the system in action. Learn about environmental stewardship and how milk is processed after it leaves the farm.
June 29 – Young Agricultural Professionals Summer Reachout Event – Mt. Sterling (Madison County). The farm tour summer reachout family event starts at Deer Creek State Park with the option to go on one of three tours. Tour options include Scioto Downs, North Market, Watershed Distillery, Bluegrass Farms, Premier Solutions Farm, Stokes Berry Farm and COSI.
July 13 – Picnic in the Pasture – Delaware (Delaware County). Come out and enjoy a picnic in the pasture at Price Farms Organics, a recycling facility and farm where tree limbs, grass, leaves, soil and paper products (including garbage from Ohio State football games at Ohio Stadium) are composted into products such as mulch, topsoil and compost for landscapes and gardens.
July 14 – Ross County Farm Factor – Ross County. This progressive farm dinner treats guests to a four-course meal with each course served at a different farm or location within the county, from foods produced on the host farm or by other local farmers.
July 14 – Ice Cream with a Farmer – Marysville (Union County). Interact with farmers while enjoying ice cream served by locally owned Miller’s Olde Fashioned Ice Cream. Participate in hands-on learning events and learn how food is produced.
July 20 – Fast Food from the Farm – Wilmington (Clinton County). Join Clinton County Farm Bureau and the Clinton County Farmers Market for Fast Food from the Farm, a monthly series of local foods cooking demonstrations. Area chefs will prepare fast, easy and affordable recipes using fresh, locally grown food from market vendors.