Who We Are

The past few years, the area where I live, Crawford County, Ohio, has seen a wonderful explosion of younger families who are embracing the joys and challenges of living off the land. Because of them, amazing things are happening which have been embraced by our community. Farmer’s markets have been created and on-farm stores have opened. Families dedicated to growing organic produce and naturally raised meats are meeting the public’s needs for locally raised foods. And at the heart of this movement are the women.

Ohio Country Journal is my attempt to share the essence of farm life, focusing on, but not limited to, women. My goal is to bring you into our circle of friendship by inviting you to share your stories and experiences with us. You don’t have to be a full time country woman to benefit from joining us; you just have to be you.

The full-time country women featured in Ohio Country Journal are an inspiration to anyone who dares to follow her dreams, whether it is to live in the country or to bring the country life-style to their urban neighborhoods.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ohio Country Breakfast, Local and International

It's a good feeling to know where our food comes from. Today's main course Sunday breakfast was pumpkin waffle sticks with pure Ohio maple syrup and real butter from a Mennonite area not far from Galion.
Of course, the only Ohio fruit available this time of year is canned or frozen (or apples  from cold storage), so the oranges, blueberries, kiwi, and bananas come from other locations.
I could have made this an all-Ohio breakfast by serving applesauce, which I froze last summer. But the potassium, antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals from the fresh fruit seemed more important. Thank goodness that we have modern grocery stores that brings us a wide selection of foods!
This recipe from All Recipes is a good one to try:
Marcheta *locally global :)

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