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Farmer’s Breakfast to feature types of food grown locally

| February 17, 2014

COSHOCTON – Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? On Saturday, Feb. 22, you’ll get the chance to meet local farmers who grow and produce the food that is served on your breakfast table each morning during the Farmer’s Share Breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at River View High School.

“People want to know where their food is coming from and where it’s grown,” said Kari Burkey, Organization Director of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. “When we can allow people to meet these famers and see where their food is being grown, it’s a great opportunity.”

The breakfast is in its third year and will be serving up a delicious meal of pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee for a cost of only $1. The cost of the breakfast is reflecting the amount of profit a farmer receives after growing and selling all of the ingredients that are being used in the breakfast.

During the breakfast, there will be a scavenger hunt and door prizes. There will also be a safety meeting with the OSU Extension entitled, “I’m not as young as I used to be”.

“A lot of farmers are aging and have to figure out how to modify equipment to keep farming,” said Burkey.

They will also be collecting donations for local food pantries.

Sponsors for the event are Coshocton County Farm Bureau, OSU Extension, Farm Credit Mid-America, Soil and Water Conservation District, Scott Boyer – Nationwide Insurance, Endsley Agency, Coshocton County Grain Company, AG Land Co-Op, Ohio CAT Ag Equipment, Kuester Implement, and Pearl Valley Cheese.

“We have the opportunity to have interaction between farmers and consumers,” said Burkey. “Our mission is to feature the farmers in local agriculture.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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