Living in Ohio certainly has its perks — immunity to hurricanes and alarmingly cheap beer among them. But another fine facet to living in the Heart of It All becomes especially evident this time of year — when those tender new shoots of asparagus beckon, when we remember the promise of what will (God willing) be knee high by the fourth of July. We grow some damn fine eats in the Buckeye state, and now it should be easier than ever to spot them. ...
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has launched a new campaign aimed at letting us know where our food comes from. Unveiled this week, the new Ohio Proud logo will be prominently displayed on all Ohio-grown grub, making it all but impossible to not notice whether that cuke came from Cali or Canton.
Locally grown food — a movement that has caught on in Ohio as rapidly as any other big city, for once – tastes better, is fresher, and is more environmentally friendly, since it wasn’t shipped over the Rockies on its journey to your plate. And by supporting local farmers, you’re supporting our state’s economy, which is a little shaky these days, if you haven’t heard.
Check out the website, www.ohioproud.org
, and look for the sticker above, coming soon to a produce aisle near you. – Tori Woods