IN THIS ISSUE...
The Ohio River Valley’s fertile bottoms support a diverse and vibrant fabric of small farms. Go out into the Ohio country and you will find a variety of family farms tucked in the valleys and spread over the rolling hills. Go east into Pennsylvania and find the same. Closer to the river are avid gardeners who rely on the same cycles of nature as the farms beyond. INWheeling explores a range of local and regional producers of food-- from dairy to beef and beyond – that reminds us that our food does not need to come from all that far away.
BRINGING OUR FARMS TO US
While farms are all around us, it still takes local purveyors to connect us to them. These purveyors operate outside the conventional food model of vertical integration and economies of scale to connect the bounties of these local farms to our kitchen table. INWheeling focuses in on two passionate local purveyors who not only farm and garden themselves, but also carefully source food from other trusted local farmers and growers. If knowing where and whom your food comes from is important to you, this feature is for you.
EXPERTS SPEAK OUT
A panel of a variety of local doctors, nutritionists and food purveyors weigh in on a variety of food issues. Is it worth it to seek out organic food? Locally grown food? What concerns exist about pesticides and synthetic fertilizers in our food? INWheeling gets input from different people in the community to help you sort it all out.
KNOW YOUR FOOD
The labels on our food are extensive and overwhelming, from conventional to certified organic and everything in between. What does it all mean, and does it even matter? INWheeling deciphers the terminology and separates fact from fiction in this comprehensive food matrix index that is a keeper for your refrigerator door.