Local Foods Tour Series - Sourcing and Retailing Local Foods

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Bay Food Market - 301 S Maple St, Lancaster AND Keller Market House - 134 S Columbus St, Lancaster
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Jerry Iles
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Join us as we continue the 2017 Local Foods/Farm Tour series on June 15!  This tour will start at Bay Market where the owners will discuss buying their meat from local producers. Bay Food Market has been serving Lancaster and the surrounding communities since 1932 from our only location at the corner of Maple and Walnut Streets in Lancaster.

Bay Foods make their own brats and fresh sausage and cure and smoke their own hams, bacon and sausage. Their meat has been processed at Bay Packing, their own state inspected meat processing facility, which is the only fully inspected red meat facility in Fairfield County. Being fully inspected means that an inspector from the Ohio Department of Agriculture is in the facility any time they process meat to assure the safety and quality of the meat you purchase.

After visiting Bay Food Market the tour will move a few blocks to the Keller Market House established in 2016. The Keller Market House is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to establish a local food hub for the surrounding area. The market provides a retail space that is open year round and features a variety of meat, cheese, produce, baked goods, and local crafts from Fairfield County and nearby producers.  It also provides a public gathering space where the community can learn more about local foods through workshops and food related events. Future plans include a business incubating kitchen space where producers can create value – added products in a licensed commercial kitchen space. 

Know your farmer, know your food! Join us for an afternoon exploring outlets for our locally grown commodities. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated by contacting Kelley at OSU Extension (740-652-7263).

If you are interested in other local foods/farm tour programs, download or share this flyer for information on the entire series!