The Next Step for A Local Marketing Cooperative Promoting Local Foods and Local Farms

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $18,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons, apples, berries (blueberries), berries (brambles), peaches, plums, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, cucurbits, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, radishes (culinary), sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips
  • Animals: bees, bovine


  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, networking
  • Farm Business Management: cooperatives, marketing management, e-commerce
  • Sustainable Communities: community planning, social networks

    Proposal summary:

    Washington County farmers collaborate to market their products on the new, farmer owned website -- -- which will provide convenient access to locally grown foods for the community and increased farm-based opportunities for family farms.

    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.