The Central Ohio River Valley Local Foods Initiative (CORV) will release its 2008 Eat Local Food Guide featuring 63 local farms and 30 local farmers' markets this weekend. The guide will debut at Findlay Market on Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th and at the Enright Ridge Urban Eco Village Home and Garden Tour on Sunday the 18th.
According to CORV organizer (and CincinnatiLocavore contributing author) Susan Miller-Stigler:
Eating locally grown and produced food has so many benefits - our food dollars stay in our local economy, I get to know the person growing my food and be sure of the conditions in which it was raised. When I buy local food I support the health of the environment and of my family. This guide makes it easier to connect with local foodsources.
CORV is a grassroots effort to connect local community members with local farmers and fresh, healthy, local food here in the Greater Cincinnati area. In this age of fast food, factory farms and huge grocery stores that treat food as a mere commodity, CORV envisions a vibrant, ecologically friendly, sustainable local food economy that treats food as a gift of the land. The project had its start when individuals passionate about local foods connected at an event at Imago Earth Center. The project is funded by a grant from Community Friends Meeting (Cincinnati) and other sponsors. Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village is serving as the project's mentor.
Pick up a copy of the CORV 2008 Eat Local Guide at Findlay Market or Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village this weekend or request a copy from Susan Miller-Stigler. UPDATE: information in the guide is also available as a download in pdf format at the CORV website.