It’s time to re-register or sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards to benefit Local Matters! This is an easy and FREE way to support our work!! Please take a minute to read the information below and pass it on to all your family and friends who might support our efforts to transform the food system to be more secure, just, prosperous and delicious!!
Local Matters recently began a new recognition program for volunteers! We will be selecting a recipient monthly and recognizing them for their outstanding commitment to Local Matters! This month, we are highlighting an individual from our Cooking Matters program.
As we look toward the spring growing season in Ohio, asparagus is one of the first crops to become available, usually beginning in late April and continuing for approximately six short weeks. Enjoy it while it’s here!
The Ohio Master Urban Farmer (OMUF) program hosted by OSU Extension and Local Matters was a great success! It was so exciting to see our diverse group of attendees learning practical skills to grow food in urban environments.
Local Matters recently began a new recognition program for volunteers! We will be selecting a recipient monthly and recognizing them for their outstanding commitment to Local Matters! This month, we are highlighting an individual from our Food Matters program.
There is a reason it’s called Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series. After sitting in on one of the workshops, anyone with only a basic understanding of what urban farming entails would easily triple their knowledge.
As mentioned in our festive Irish Colcannon recipe, kale is an excellent source of anti-oxidant vitamins A, C, and K which can protect against some types of cancers. It is also high in fiber which can help lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Food Matters is excited to partner with Columbus Public Health this spring and fall to offer the “Food As Celebration” class to 2nd grade students enrolled in the Dental Sealant Program at 20 Columbus City Schools.