Why Buy Local?

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A Journey in Taste presents Here We Grow Again… with Paul Higgins, CEC A www.senior-dining.com presentation. Here We Grow Again… A continuation of We Grow That? A look at the Ohio and Knox County growing season and the availability of fresh local products. Why Buy Local?. Freshness. Taste. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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A Journey in TastepresentsHere We Grow Again

withPaul Higgins, CEC

A www.senior-dining.com presentation

Here We Grow AgainA continuation of We Grow That?

A look at the Ohio and Knox County growing season and the availability of fresh local products

Why Buy Local?Freshness. Taste. Nutrition. Variety. Improving the local economy. Strengthening producer/consumer relations. Avoiding health hazards.

KNOX COUNTY

Rich in HistoryODA - Century Farm program18 working Knox county farmsEarliest was established in 1814

Land Use in Knox CountyTotal Land = 339,904 acres212,069 ac. In agriculture

Diverse in SizeAverage Farm size1 to 9 ac.10 to 49 ac.50 to 179 ac.180 to 499 ac.500 to 999 ac.> 1,000 ac.= 166 acres= 78 farms= 416 farms= 488 farms= 186 farms= 56 farms= 32 farms

Knox Countys Rank in Ohio Agricultural ProductRank in OhioSheep & Lambs1Hay7Milk Cows13Oats13Cattle & Calves18Hogs34Corn34Soybeans40Wheat47

PeasGreen BeansCabbageBroccoliSpinachFall SpinachRhubarbRadishesGreen OnionAsparagusNovOctSeptAugJulJuneMayAprProduct Peak Season

Local Food Products in Knox County, OhioCauliflowerCarrotsBlueberriesBeetsStrawberriesSummer SquashRaspberriesPotatoesSweet PeppersCucumbersNovOctSeptAugJulJuneMayAprProduct Peak Season

Local Food Products in Knox County, OhioOnionsMuskmelonApplesTomatoesSweet CornHerbsWatermelonsPumpkinsWinter SquashLettuceNovOctSeptAugJulJuneMayAprProduct Peak Season

Local Food Products in Knox County, Ohio

Special Thanks

Ohio Department of Agriculture OSU extension Knox CountyLocal Food CouncilFood for Thoughtsenior-dining. comThe Laurels of Mount VernonLocal growers, and producersAdeline MoshellThose Young Boys Productions

I GotFreshToday with Chef Paulwww.senior-dining.com

Todays MENU

SoupCream of Asparagus

SaladLocal Field GreensWith Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

EntreGrilled Marinated Chicken BreastFarm Fresh Green Beans, Oven Roasted Rosemary Red Skin Potatoes

DessertFresh Local Hand Picked Berry Something

Fresh baked Rolls and breads w/ flavored butters

COME TO THE FAIR

The Ohio State FairSenior Day August 5,2008

Ohio State Fair Senior DayA Journey in TasteTuesday August 5thwithCertified Executive ChefPaul HigginsSponsored by The Laurels of Mount VernonFair Grounds DiSalle Bldg (air condition)1:30 PM, 2:15PM, 3:00PM, 3:45PM