Program promotes farmers markets

The Catholic Rural Life Conference and the OK River Valley Chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will sponsor their Fifth Annual Buy Local Foods Seminar Sunday, Jan. 29.

Mary Hutten will give the keynote speech about the formation of farmers’ markets, and that will be followed up by sessions about the ingredients for a successful farmers’ market and starting a farmers’ market cooperative.

Between sessions, producers will participate in a “Produce Fair” showcasing local produce. In addition, there will be other workshops and discussions of interest to consumers and producers. Topics will include: community gardens, maple syruping, genetically modified foods, school gardens and composting.

The seminar will be held from 1:45 – 5 p.m. at St. George Parish Hall, 509 East State Street (State Route 125) Georgetown.

For more information, call Julie Kline (937) 392-1543 or Pat Hornschemeier (937) 378-4769 (day); (937) 378-4560 evening. No charge. Everyone welcome.