Monday, November 4, 2013

OEFFA’s free public farm tour series will conclude this weekend in Hamilton County with a tour of Turner Farm

Turner Farm is a 160 acre farm located in suburban Cincinnati. They raise about six acres of certified organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers, with production in high tunnels, cold frames, and under row cover year round. Draft horses are used for much of the field work. They also raise pastured hogs, lamb, and poultry and offer educational programs for schools and the public. Products are marketed through the Madeira Farmers' Market, restaurants, a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and on-farm sales.

In response to growing consumer demand and market opportunities for winter produce, the farm is working to expand fall and winter production of vegetables including lettuce, arugula, carrots, parsnips, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower. Join the farm's education director, Melinda O'Briant, and garden manager, Megan Gambrill, to learn about the advantages of cold weather vegetable production and see what can be grown in Ohio during the fall and winter.

This tour is part of the 2013 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series featuring free public tours of some of Ohio’s finest sustainable and organic farms. Seventeen tours and workshops, held between June and November, are being sponsored by OEFFA. The series is promoted in cooperation with the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts, who are sponsoring additional tours.

Directions: Turner Farm is located at 7400 Given Rd., Cincinnati, OH.
From I-275 E, take Exit 52 toward Loveland and Indian Hill. Turn right on Loveland Madeira Rd. Turn left on Spooky Hollow Rd. Take the first right to stay on Spooky Hollow Rd. Turn right on Given Rd. Turner Farm is on the left.

From 1-71 S, take Exit 12 for Montgomery Rd. Turn left on Montgomery Rd. Turn right on E. Galbraith Rd. Galbraith Rd. becomes Kugler Mill Rd. Turn right on Given Rd. Turner Farm is on the left. (NOTE: These directions were incorrect in the print and .pdf versions of the farm tour brochure. Please use these corrected directions instead.)

More Information: For more information about Turner Farm, go to, call (513) 561-7400, or email

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