Located in the village of Indian Hill, Turner Farm is the largest certified organic farm in the Cincinnati area. The farm has been in operation since the early 1800s and in 1994, under the stewardship of Bonnie Mitsui, it became a farm devoted to growing organically. The farm is home to a variety of plants and animals, both domestic and wild. There are open pastures for the sheep and chickens interspersed with gardens and fields. Turner Farm is also home to one of the nation's premier teaching kitchens and provides educational opportunities for community members who want to bring the Turner Farm ethos of stewardship into their own kitchens.
Sharpen your knife game in the new year with Chef Stephanie's "Culinary Competencies: Knife Skills" class on January 9. Slice, dice and mince your way down the path toward mastery. Then enjoy a freshly prepared dinner with many ingredients from here on the farm. Tickets are available at http://buytickets.at/turnerfarm/130628
Gretchen takes a break in the market to check out an outstanding article on the unbreakable Alice Bruns Chalmers and Ohio Valley Food Connection in the latest edition of Edible Ohio Valley. Get your copy today (they're available free of charge in our market) and learn more about this tireless local food visionary!