Real FOOD Chapter Meeting November 19, 2009

We will begin our Winter meeting season by compiling our annual group potato seed order. Dave Benchoff will once again be the coordinator for the order. Monica Bongue will be coordinating the Fedco group order at the December meeting. Our meetings will now be held at the Local Roots building at 145 South Walnut St. in downtown Wooster (across the street from the Wayne County Public Library, our old meeting place). The meeting will commence at 7:00 PM

Real FOOD Chapter Meeting March 26

The Real FOOD Chapter will be meeting Thursday March 26, 2009 at 6:30 at the Wayne County Public Library (Main Branch, 220 W. Liberty St. in Wooster) in Conference Room West.  Members who still have potato seeds outstanding can pick up their orders.

The primary topic of discussion will center around chapter involvement in the steering committee of the proposed Wooster Local Food Market–Local Roots.  This will be the first meeting conducted by our new President, Monica Bongue of Muddy Fork Farm.

Real FOOD Chapter Meeting January 15, 2009

The next meeting will be Thursday January 15, 2009 6:00-9:00 at the Main Branch of the Wayne county Public Library,  220 West Liberty St. in downtown Wooster.  We will be in Conference Room East on the First Floor.

The Agenda:

*Finish old business related to potato seed order (the total order this year came to 2600 lbs!)

*Submit FEDCO orders

*Establish meeting date in Febuary

*Guest Speakers Followed by Roundtable Discussion:      Casey Hoy of the ODA’s Food Policy Council and Amalie Lipstreau, Program Coordinator of the ODA’s Office of Sustainable Agriculture will give us an overview of the work of the Governor’s Food Policy Advisory Council which will be followed by a roundtable discussion of our ideas for acting on the recommendations of the Council.  The general topic of discussion will be centered around building local and regional foodsheds in Ohio, which would be a major “win-win” for producers and consumers.

For more info contact Dave Benchoff, Chapter President  (419) 282-0164 or    

Chapter Meeting Thursday March 13, 6:30-8:30

Here’s a reminder that we will be meeting March 13, once again at the Wayne County Public Library (Main Branch-same as before). Our agenda will include:

*Verify participation in Ashland U. Health and Wellness Fair on 4/10

*Discuss staffing a table at College of Wooster Earth Day event 4/12

*Seed order updates

*Presentation and Roundtable discussion with presenter Linda Esson-Ligman, local farmer and beekeeper.  Linda and her husband are educated as biologists and have made some observations regarding their HEALTHY beehives in the midst of a national crisis with the honey bee population.  She will share some interesting findings of some independant researchers in New Mexico.

*Circulate petition calling for Sustainable Agriculture license plate in Ohio

*Establish next meeting date

Chapter Meeting Thursday Febuary 7

As decided at the January 10 meeting, we will be meeting next on Febuary 7.   Once again at Meeting Room #2, second floor of the Wayne county Public Library (220 W. Liberty Street in downtown Wooster).  Members had expressed an interest in doing a group seed order from FEDCO.  There is a guest speaker in the works TBA.  Based on a hand count at the meeting, Real FOOD will have a good presence at the OEFFA Conference.  The Chapter President will be attending the next OEFFA Board meeting on January 20 and will give a report on relevant business

Chapter meeting January 10, 2008

We will be kicking off the 2008 season with a meeting January 10, 2008 at the Wayne County Public Library (the new facility) in Meeting Room #2 commencing at 6:30.  The main item to accomplish will be coordinating our group potato seed order.  We will be ordering from Rocky Farm in Colorado as we did last year.  (I hope to do as good a job as Jerome did last year).  Hope to see you there–Dave Benchoff, Pres.

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