30 Mile Meal & Partners in the News

News about the 30 Mile Meal Project and Partners



The Athens Messenger's coverage of 30 Mile Meal Month includes: an overview of the month; 30 MM Restaurant Week; the Real Food - Real Local - Real Good Institute; and Specialty Foods Producers Week.

Sarah Brumfield's 30 MM Month videos: We Love our Farmers Week; Specialty Food Producers; Restaurant Week; Jr. Chef School at the Athens Farmers Market; and Kevin Morgan - the artists behind those local food labels.

Two of our partners discuss the importance of the 30 Mile Meal Project.

Coverage on our recent Real Food - Real Local - Real Good Institute.

Read about our July Real Food - Real Local - Real Good Institute.

Not Guilty, a local foods cart, joins the 30 Mile Meal. Read all about it.

A story about the Athens Farmers Market celebration of its 40th year of operation.

The May/June issue of Midwest Living includes a feature story on Casa's Sarah Slater and her 'local' food friends and vendors at the Athens Farmers Market.



The Athens Farmers Market celebrates its 40th year. Read all about it!


A story on the Chesterhill Produce Auction.



Metropreneur story about O'Chocolate, our favorite source for truffles, bars and more.


Story on the making of the film,  'Hand to Mouth: The Athens Ohio Food Cycle'.


Rural Action's Matt Moore talks about the benefits for farmers in using high tunnels as season extenders.


Interview with J B King of King Family Farm on sustainable agriculture.

Regional winter food production is showcased in this article about Green Edge Organic Gardens and Shade River Organic Farm.

Jackie O's rated #56 in world's top breweries. read about their expansion plans here.

Local Foods Town Hall meeting story by the Athens News

Compelling Edible Columbus story on Warren Taylor of Snowville Creamery

College Green Magazine story, by Ellee Prince,  on 30 Mile Meal Project spurring super local eating.

Michelle Wasserman talks about being part of worker-owned Casa Nueva.

The Compass, OU's online newsletter, features a story on how Community Food Initiatives partners with OU's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's Heritage Community Clinic to provide healthy local foods for the clinic's diabetic patients.

Athens Messenger interviews local farmers on the impact of the 30 Mile Meal Project.


Natalie Woodroofe's guest column in The Post on National Food Day and the importance buying local foods.

NPR's Morning Edition interviews Chris Chmiel and Michelle Wasserman at the 13th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

Fluff Bakery expands.

Recent study by FIELD at the Aspen Institute on 'Using a Brands Strategy for Scaling Business Development Services: A Case Study of ACEnet'. Includes profile on the 30 MM brand.

Edible Columbus magazine continues to feature food enterprises within our 30 Mile Meal region. Here's one on Shagbark Seed and Mill Co., with photos by our local foods photographer extraordinaire, Sarah Warda

Stacy Peter's Athens-based business, O'Chocolate, specializes in chocolate truffles and other exquisite chocolate creations, with emphasis on local ingredients and fairtrade/organic chocolate. Edible Columbus interviewed her recently about her enterprise.

National Restaurant Association's story, "A Locally-Grown Take on Restaurant Weeks", featuring 30 Mile Meal Restaurant Week.

Concluding story on the 30 Mile Meal 2011 by the Athens News. This one entitled Area Restaurants 'all in' on Local Foods Initiative.

A video capturing some of the highlights of 30 Mile Meal Month 2011.

David DeWitt's Athens News story on the Athens Farmers Market as an Essential Cog in Local Food Network

Athens News story on the important role of two local farms - Integration Acres and Starline Organics - in the30 Mile Meal effort.

Paige Alost (ACCVB) discusses the 30 Mile Meal Project on WOUB.

Check out how Avalanche's John Gutekanst makes the 30 Mile Meal Pizza, using locally-sourced ingredients.

Athens News story on Athens Sits Proudly Near the Top of the Locavore Food Chain

Watch the latest video about the 30 Mile Meal Project, created by Alex Snyder.

Cleveland Plain Dealer's story: Athens Ohio is going the Distance in Local Food Movement

Southeast Ohio Magazine's video on how Chris Chmiel's goats are part of a sustainable farm operation.

Wonderful short film by Arthur Tripp about the local foods scene in southeast Ohio.

An Athens News story on the 30 Mile Meal and other local foods highlights during the recent Eco-Cafe at Ohio University.

The Post also has a story on Shade Winery, owned by Neal and Oui Dix.

Two 30 MM partners, Maureen Burns-Hooker (The Herbal Sage Tea Company) and Victoria Taylor (Snowville Creamery) are featured in this The Post story on women entrepreneurs.

Southeast Ohio Magazine's Megan Leonhardt visits the Athens Farmers Market

Slow Food Takes Off in Athens County, an article by Gina Edwards

Enjoy this video about the Athens Farmers Market, produced by Julia Marino, Soul of Athens 2008

Great review of breakfast at Casa by Joe Kwon, cello player for the Avett Brothers.

A recent story about Green Edge Organic Gardens in Our Ohio Magazine.

Brenda Evans, a student at Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, interviews Natalie Woodroofe, manager of the 30 Mile Meal Project. Visit her blog for the story.

Edible Radio interviews ACEnet's Leslie Schaller who discusses her involvement over the last 25 years in growing and supporting a local foods system in Appalachian Ohio.

What a way to start 2011! Congratulations to Michelle Ajamian and Brandon Jaeger of the Appalachian Staple Foods Collective on being among Utne Reader's 25 People Changing the World.

An Ohio University video about the Athens Farmers Market

Casa Nueva celebrates 25 years of great food and community spirit. Here's a brief look back at the Casa story

Read about the recent opening of Fluff Bakery & Catering in Uptown Athens and its owners Jessica and Jason Kopelwitz. Click here

Check out this story about the recent 30 Mile Meal workshop offered by OU Wellworks and the Atrium Cafe. Click here

Watch 'Got (Good) Milk? Ask The Dairy Evangelist' interview about Warren Taylor and Snowville Creamery. Click here

Read about the Village Bakery & Cafe's new solar panels

ACEnet's incubator kitchen, a resource used by many local foods producers, is mentioned in the Sunday, October 10, 2010 New York Times Magazine.

View an interview with First Lady Frances Strickland, conducted during her 30 MM Week visit.