OSU Extension, Lucas County supports education and conversations about the definition of "local" and the value of local food to our community. Although there is no one definition for "local foods", in Lucas County, "local" generally means neighboring counties and the larger region of Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County:
- Offers an Introduction to Local Food class as well as other community education opportunities on a continuum of "plant to plate" topics like Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Fall Vegetable Gardening and Introduction to Home Food Preservation. For more details visit Lucas County Local Food Resources
- Actively participates on the Northwest Ohio Food Council
- Celebrates the annual Local Foods Week (usually kicked-off by the vegetable gardener's unofficial holiday, August 8th, Sneak a Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch)
For more information, please contact Patrice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-213-2022.