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December 31, 1969

Support Local Matters while you shop using your Kroger Plus Card

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!!

Veggie Van Recipe: Warm Salad of Roasted Beets, Cabbage and Ohio Apples

Roasted Beet, Cabbage and Apple Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 3 Ohio apples, diced
  • 3 medium beets, roasted*, peeled, diced
  • ½ bunch Italian parsley, leaves only, chopped

Directions:

"Healthy Cooking from the North Market" Series

Local Matters presents a four-course healthy cooking series at the North Market to debut our newest program, Wellness Matters, which brings fun, healthful food education to the workplace.

Cooking Matters Volunteer Spotlight: Ben Justice

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.

Get to know Ben Justice from Gorham, Maine!

Why Ben got involved with Cooking Matters

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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!

OMUF Graduates are Building Healthier Communities

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.

Food Matters Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Pace

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.

Get to know Linda Pace!

Why Linda got involved with Food Matters

It's Growing Good with Urban Farming

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.

Baked Kale Chips

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. 

Party in Your Tummy

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. 

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