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Buy Local Foods seminar held

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Thursday, February, 18, 2010
ST. MARTIN DEANERY — As part of an ongoing effort to link local agricultural producers with consumers, the Catholic Rural Life Conference and the OK River Valley Chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) held the third annual Buy Local Foods Seminar on Jan. 31 at St. George Church Hall in Georgetown.

More than 60 people gathered to hear discussions of food buying clubs, finding local food sources, community based around food production, how to market produce, community-supported agriculture groups, raw milk distribution and the acceptance of food stamps at farmers markets.

OEFFA is a group promoting and supporting organic and sustainable agriculture in our area. The Catholic Rural Life Conference is a group trying to bring a Christian perspective to life in rural areas and meets on the second Thursday of even months at St. Mary’s Hall in Arnheim. For more information on CRLC, call Patrick Hornschemeier at 937-378-4769 day and 937-378-4560 evening.

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