Sun 10/20 @11AM-4PM
Although Ohio City Provisions started as a boutique butcher shop, this vegetarian has become a loyal customer. In addition to meats, the shop offers local artisan cheeses, dairy products, grains, honey, syrups, breads and wonderful produce at very reasonable prices. When we asked how they could sell apples for a lower price per pound than any budget grocery in town, they said that perhaps it was because all their offerings come from within a 70-mile radius of Cleveland.
In fact, the majority of what’s grown comes from Wholesome Valley Farm in Wilmot in Stark County, just southwest of Canton. And if you are a customer of Ohio City Provisions or Fresh Fork CSA perhaps you already know about their annual Fall Feast and Farm Tour, now in its 10th year.
In previous years, it’s been a sort of “customer appreciation” event with a potluck dinner. This year, they’ll be preparing and serving lunch — no need to bring anything. Lunch will be served in the heated barn and feature fried chicken, meatloaf, seasonal side dishes (vegetarian!) and fall pies, along with coffee, tea, water and cider (you may bring your own adult beverages; they discourage soft drinks because they’re not healthy, but you may bring those too).
In addition to lunch, there’s an array of activities. Following check-in at 11am (with pastries and hot drinks), wagons and tractors will take visitors in a farm tour to check out the grassfed beef, pasture-raised pork, free range chickens and turkeys which will become someone’s Thanksgiving dinner. (Not mine.) You can even help collect eggs.
Lunch is served at 1pm followed by farm-themed contests including an old-fashioned sack race, an egg toss and a pie-eating challenge. And all day there’ll be family-friendly activities such as face painting, butternut squash bowling, pumpkin painting and more.