Make Money as an Urban Farmer Workshop – August 27-28

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Lead Trainers: Andy Pressman, of Nomadic Farms, an urban Small Plot INtensive (SPIN) farm in Wilton, New Hampshire, USA and James Kalin, of the SCUFI program, an urban farm business incubator program.

Andy will share how he uses the SPIN farming system to run a multi-lot 1 acre urban farm that operates a 70-member CSA that’s on tract to gross $70,000 in the 2011 season. If Andy can do it so can you!

James will share how a SCUFI trains farmers and helps them get farm start up money and urban plots to farm. He will explain how you can make extra profits by integrating farm operations into grounds, structures and systems of buildings and businesses. He will describe a special farm home rental or ownership program for SCUFI trainees.

Findlay Market is open year-round with indoor merchants selling meat, fish, cheese, bakery and deli items, ethnic and prepared foods, and flowers. Findlay Market hosts Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday farmers markets and is planning a winter farmers market to meet our shoppers growing demands for fresh, local food.

Saturday: Indoor lectures and demonstrations, at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Sunday: Outdoor hands-on field and business exercises.

Early Bird registration: $199. After August 14th: $249.

To register: http://scuficincinnati.eventbrite.com

Workshop blog: http://virtuallygreen.com/scufis/

First Saturday Slow Food Grill Out at Foxhollow Farm – September 3rd

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Join Slow Food Bluegrass for a grill out the first Saturday of every month. Enjoy locally raised, pasture grazed meats and picnic sides made with farm fresh ingredients. Bring a blanket or sit at one of the picnic tables around the farm. While you’re here grocery shop at the Foxhollow Farm Store, take a hike on the nature trail, or call ahead to sign up for one of the Farm Tours to learn more about where your food comes from.

Hours: 12-6pm

Location: Foxhollow Farm

Menu: TBD