Good Earth Guide available to farm and food businesses

Staff writer

Recognizing that farmers are trying to reach consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is taking steps to get the word out and is making its online searchable database available to all sustainable and organic farmers to list their products for sale.
The Good Earth Guide gives consumers an online tool to search for farms and food businesses by product, name, county (Ohio only), and additional options such as community-supported agriculture (CSA) and certified organic. Consumers can find out what farms and businesses in Ohio and beyond offer and how to contact them.
“We know farmers, farmers’ markets, and farm-related businesses are scrambling to market their products online, and the Good Earth Guide can help people find them,” said OEFFA Program Director Renee Hunt.
Users can find many food and farm-related products including fruits, vegetables, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, milk, cheese, flour, maple syrup, mushrooms, honey, jams/jellies, breads, sauces, teas and more.
Listing in the guide is usually a benefit of OEFFA membership, but the organization recognizes the urgency of the situation. “The 2020 growing season is underway, and farmers need to know they have a market to sell to,” said Hunt. “We want to be part of the solution.”
Interested businesses will need to set up an account at, and then sign in to create a profile. Those who need assistance may email or call 614-947-1642.
“Given the economic impact of the pandemic, people are looking to support local businesses, but aren’t sure who is out there or how to find them,” said Hunt. “This tool can help make those connections.”

Fish sale
Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District is offering area pond owners the opportunity to stock their ponds through the Fish Sale Program.
Fish orders will be accepted until Friday, May 8. Fender’s Fish Hatchery will deliver fish in their tank truck on Tuesday, May 19 from 1-3 p.m. Individuals who order will need to bring their own container filled with pond water. A trash container with a plastic trash liner serves as an ideal container. A clean 5-10-gallon can is adequate for 100 fish.
For more info or to obtain an order form, call 419-898-1595 or email


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