RainFresh Harvests Year-Round Food Production System for Central Ohio

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2004: $5,850.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $16,777.00
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Barry Adler
RainFresh Harvests

Information Products


  • Agronomic: rye
  • Fruits: apples, melons, pears, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: cucurbits, greens (leafy), peppers, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals
  • Animals: fish


  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, cover crops, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, marketing management
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, physical control, row covers (for pests), sanitation, traps, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: earthworms, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.