Local Matters is a not-for-profit organization in Central Ohio working to transform the food system to be more secure, just, prosperous and delicious.
The Food Matters Summer Program connects Local Matters' healthful food education curriculum with our Growing Matters gardening education opportunities to create fun hands- on learning opportunities for youth of all ages. Children learn how to grow healthy foods, what healthy foods need to survive and what healthy foods do for our bodies! Whether children are in the soil getting their hands dirty planting seeds or helping to prepare a seasonal snack, they are learning that healthy eating is not only good for your body but tons of fun and delicious!
When you see the Ohio Proud logo, you know you are getting Ohio-made and grown products. From fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, to dairy products and snack foods, you can find Ohio Proud products in your favorite grocery store and at your local Farm Market. Ohio Proud is a quick and reliable way for you to identify Ohio-made and grown goods.
Agriculture is Ohio's number one industry, contributing more than $93 billion to the state's economy. Ohio is home to more than 1,000 food processing companies and produces more than 200 commercial crops. Of these, the Buckeye State is a leading producer in more than 35 product sectors.
Every dollar spent on Ohio Proud products reinvests in the state's economy. Support local farmers and food processors, your community, and Ohio's livelihood by purchasing Ohio Proud products.Farmers’ Market Management Network, Inc. works cooperatively to enhance Ohio farmers’ markets to create unity, consistency, and sustainability through collaboration and education.