OEFFA 2012 Tour Series: Brickel Creek Organic Farm
Brickel Creek Organic Farm is the original homestead of the Brickel family who settled in Jamestown in 1890. In 2007, Sue Borton purchased 69.5 acres of the farm including the original homestead, protecting a beautiful piece of local history. The farm, including 2.5 acres under certified organic production, produces red raspberries on an adjustable trellis system and blackberries on a rotating cross arm trells in a high tunnel. Sue also grows a wide variety of field vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers for local grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and restaurants utilizing two moveable tunnel systems. Participants will learn about vegetable and fruit production and tour the farm’s conservation areas, including warm season grasses and wild flowers, a quail buffer zone, a woodland area, and a 1 acre pond. Please bring a dish to share for a potluck that will be held in the farm’s summer kitchen following the tour.
About the Series
This annual series of public tours features organic and ecological farms in Ohio, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to see, taste, feel, and learn what alternative production systems are all about from the real experts—the farmers themselves. This year’s sustainable farm tour and workshop series features 22 farms and businesses, 2 university research centers
and colleges, and 5 educational workshops, featuring family businesses that have developed sustainable production methods and creative marketing strategies to respond to Ohio’s growing demand for local, fresh food and sustainably produced products.
Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, aspiring and beginning farmers—and anyone interested in learning more about the production and marketing techniques of sustainable farmers in Ohio— are encouraged to attend.
All tours are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Events will take place rain or shine.