Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tecumseh Land Trust Event, Mar. 4

Meet us at the Sugar Shack for an exciting afternoon exploring year round local farming

Have you ever wondered just how maple syrup gets from the tree to your pancakes? Are you curious about local farmers growing veggies year round? If you are, get your boots on, grab the family and head out to Flying Mouse Farms on Sunday March 4 from 2-5:00pm.

The Tecumseh Land Trust (TLT) members and friends will be joining local farmers Michele Burns and John DeWine as they open Flying Mouse Farms for their 3rd annual sugar shack open house. Learn about the entire process of how sap becomes syrup and check out a year round vegetable operation. Come with questions and maybe even take home some of their homemade sweetness for yourselves. This promises to be a fun and educational afternoon for the whole family to enjoy.

By exploring local foods, TLT and other local partners hope to learn about alternative food and farming operations that can make agriculture an even bigger part of the local economy in Southwest Ohio. The Tecumseh Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that has preserved nearly 22,000 acres of agricultural land in Clark and Greene counties over two decades. The land trust also works to educate the public about land preservation options and the ways in which they can directly purchase food from local farmers. Direct sales of fresh food, or of value added products made from local crops, increase farm income and stimulate the local economy.

The Sugar Shack open house is located at Flying Mouse Farms, 100 E. Fairfield Pk., Yellow Springs, OH. For more information visit

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