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Edible Contributor Wins State Award
Edible Ohio Valley contributor Jenny Wohlfarth recently received first place honors in the Best Feature Writing/Freelance/Large Circulation category in the SPJ Oho's Best Journalism competition for her article, Am Hungry, Will Travel. The judge called it “a fine piece of writing that starts out with an amusing, mood-setting intro as an appetizer, then dives right into the meat of the matter with strong, uncommon advice from true experts. Great interviewing. Strong, concise writing. No fat. Just a good, fun, helpful food feature.” The story appeared in our December 2018 issue.
City Support for Urban Ag
On June 26, the Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously to adopt a new zoning chapter that addresses urban agriculture in the city. The new chapter is the result of a 2-year collaboration among multiple city departments and stakeholders to develop rules that expand opportunities for individuals and communities to grow their own food and start businesses.
“We have long supported urban agriculture and community gardens because they provide a host of benefits,” says Michaela Oldfield, director of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council in a statement. “Gardening is a form of recreation, provides access to healthy foods in neighborhoods where there may be limited fresh produce, is an opportunity to earn income, and can activate empty lots and reduce crime.” Visit GreenUmbrella.org for more info.
New Farmers’ Market in Mt. Healthy
Fibonacci Brewing Co. is hosting a new farmers’ market in Mount Healthy on the first Sunday of each month from 11-2, from now through October. According to Betty Bollas, President and Co-Owner of Fibonacci, “Mount Healthy is considered a food desert and we felt it was important to bring this to our community. We have been working with the We Thrive group for the last two years to make this project a reality.” Vendors include: Mount Healthy Square Mile Coffee Co., Healthy Hills Farm, Old Dutch Hop Farm, Angie Tee's Kitchen, Tikkun Farm, Chesapeake Popcorn Company, Bloomin Donuts, and Hilltop Glass Creations.
New Findlay Market Vendor Hours
Outdoor vendors, including Blue Oven Bakery, Urbana Cafe, Roth Produce, and other food and artisan craft sellers, are now open six days a week during regular business hours at Findlay Market. Find these sellers in the space on the north side of the Market House inside the roll-up doors. Previously, these businesses were only open on weekends. Find out more about them.
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Bryn’s long career in publishing took a left turn sometime around 2010, when she discovered the joy of food writing. Since then, she’s found professional nirvana as the editor of Edible Ohio Valley, author of The Findlay Market Cookbook, and occasional instructor at The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s. Find her seasonal recipes at writes4food.com.