Authentic local foods and spirits are a growing element of our region’s authentic culture. The Local Foods Sector is one of six sectors* being promoted via OHCHA’s sector development work with the The Winding Road: Ohio’s Rising Appalachia Initiative which promotes experiential tourism development around unique assets in the Hocking and Muskingum River Valleys of southeastern Ohio. Stakeholders in the Local Foods Sector will gather at Ohio Hill Country Headquarters in Shawnee on Thursday afternoon, March 7th from 3-5pm for a Sector Meetup! to discuss how they might collaborate with one another to create tourism products, build a supportive community and market their goods and experiences. The conversational style gathering will provide opportunities for foodie folks from Athens to Zanesville and beyond to get know one another and make plans for the future. Farmers and other food producers, restaurant owners, food entrepreneurs, policy makers and food vendors are encouraged to attend. Persons wishing to attend the
Meetup! are asked to RSVP by dropping a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 740-394-2852. There is no charge for the event. Locally produced snacks and legal beverages will be served.
*Heritage, Local Foods, Outdoor Recreation/Environmental Learning, The Arts, Education & Youth, Tourism Related Businesses.
Pictured Above: Local Food Producers Pork & Pickles at the Athens Farmers Market, Summe 2016