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CANAL MARKET DISTRICT AND ENTERPRISE HUB: Grower Information Meeting

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Room WC126 The Warner Center

1219 University Drive

Newark, OH 43055

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Join us for the Food Enterprise Hub’s first Grower Information Meeting!

The Canal Market District and Enterprise Hub is a nonprofit organization based in Licking County, We are currently piloting a new project called the Food Enterprise Hub that will connect small, local farmers to large institutional purchasers through aggregation and processing of locally sourced food. We invite all local farmers to attend the event and learn more!

The evening will include a discussion panel with several food hub stakeholders, followed by a question and answer session, and a presentation of the grower policies and expectations for the Food Enterprise Hub. Learn how this project can benefit YOUR business.

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Hannah Scott, OSU Center for Cooperatives: Hannah Scott is the Program Manager of the Center for Cooperatives in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Hannah provides cooperative education, resource linkages, and technical assistance to rural cooperatives across Ohio and West Virginia in order to help improve rural economies. Hannah has lead the coordination of the Ohio and West Virginia Food Hub Network since 2015, a project of the Center that supports food hub development through a regional peer-learning model.

Brian Merritt, Licking Memorial Hospital: Brian Merritt is the Director of the Culinary Services department at Licking Memorial Health Systems, which is responsible for offering excellent food and hospitality to the patients, guests, and employees of the hospital. As a part of this mission, Brian has helped to direct the department’s purchasing decisions towards higher quality, local, and sustainable food, because it is LMH’s belief that this is a very important component of improving the health of the community.

Mandy and Cameron Way, Southern Ohio Growers Cooperative: Mandy, the account coordinator, and Cameron, president, are farmers and founding members of the Southern Ohio Growers Cooperative.

Bryn Bird, Bird's Haven Farms: Bird’s Haven Farms is a sustainable, diverse produce operation located in Licking County. Bryn and her brother Lee are second-generation farmers raising high quality fresh food for CSA, retail, and wholesale customers.


Jazz Glastra, Executive Director of CANAL MARKET DISTRICT and ENTERPRISE HUB, will moderate the discussion.


Please Join us for this event on January 9th, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Refreshments will be provided.


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Room 126, The Warner Center at the Ohio State University - Newark. 1219 University Dr, Newark, OH 43055

Enter the Warner Center through the main entrance on the East side. Turn right and go through the cafeteria dining area. Room WC126 will be on the North side of the building.



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