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CONSUMER ACCESS: An online tool allows consumers to find out what sustainable food products farms and businesses in Ohio offer, and how to contact them.

Free online listing for sustainable businesses

There’s an online tool available to search for farm and food businesses by product.

Recognizing that farmers are trying to reach consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is taking steps to get the word out. OEFFA is making its online searchable database available to all sustainable and organic farmers to list their products for sale.

The Good Earth Guide gives consumers an online tool to search for farms and food businesses by product, name and county (Ohio only), and additional options such as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and certified-organic. Consumers can find out what farms and businesses in Ohio and beyond offer and how to contact them.

“We know farmers, farmers markets and farm-related businesses are scrambling to market their products online, and the Good Earth Guide can help people find them,” says Renee Hunt, OEFFA program director.

Users can find many food and farm-related products including fruits, vegetables, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, milk, cheese, flour, maple syrup, mushrooms, honey, jams and jellies, breads, sauces, teas and more.

Urgent situation

Listing in the guide is usually a benefit of OEFFA membership, but the organization recognizes the urgency of the situation. “The 2020 growing season is underway, and farmers need to know they have a market to sell to,” Hunt says. “We want to be part of the solution.”

Interested businesses will need to set up an account at oeffa.org/search-geg, and then sign in to create a profile. Those who need assistance may email renee@oeffa.org or call 614-947-1642.

“Given the economic impact of the pandemic, people are looking to support local businesses — but aren’t sure who is out there or how to find them,” Hunt says. “This tool can help make those connections.”

Source: OEFFA, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
 
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