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|This page features links to organizations and businesses in the area of Athens, Ohio, that support the develop of sustainability in this area. There are two general groups. The first are sustainability-oriented entities that most directly and extensively support sustainability, and the second are sustainability-friendly entities that have significant aspects supporting sustainability. Each section is subdivided into further sections. This site certainly is not complete; please feel free to make additional suggestions.|
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Food Producers and Providers
University Mall parking lot
Notes: The Athens Farmers Market operates on Saturdays
year-round from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon; on Tuesdays
and Wednesdays. It is strictly for sale of
locally-grown foods, plants, and products developed
from them. There are many organic and other natural
farmers there, including meat producers of various
Mailing Address: 270 Highland Avenue, Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 800-878-7333 or 740-592-1912
Email: coopg -at- frognet.net
4 West State Street, Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.592.9724 (office)
740.594.8691 (Casa Cantina)
Email: casa -at- frognet.net
Notes: Casa Nueva is a restaurant, and Casa Cantina is a
bar, both housed together. They specialize in using
local organic produce in their food. They also make
their own line of salsas and other specialty items.
270 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701
Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30am-5:30pm; Open until 7:00 Wednesdays
Notes: The Village Bakery and Cafe sells local products as
well as their own, and uses local produce in their products.
They also act as a pickup site for Good Food Direct.
28 West Stimson Avenue, Athens, OH 45701
Notes: The Farmacy is a natural foods grocery store.
84 Columbus Road, Athens, OH 45701
Notes: Crumb's sells at the Athens Farmers Market, at the
Farmacy and Uptown Market on Stimson Avenue, and at
Seaman's Grocery on West Union Street. Their emphasis
is on natural, whole-grain baked products of a wide
Big Chimney Baking Company
Owner: Matt Rapposelli
8776 Mine Road, Guysville, OH
Notes: The Big Chimney Bakery specializes in natural,
whole-grain breads and baked products. "Offering
four varieties of hand-crafted European hearth breads
made with stone ground organic flours, produced in a
renovated coal company building built in 1881." Now
selling only at the Athens Farmers Market on Saturday.
Owners: Michelle Gorman and Chris Chmiel
160 Cherry Ridge Road, Athens, OH 45701
Email: pawpaw -at- frognet.net
Notes: Chris Chmiel specializes in harvesting, processing,
and selling native pawpaw fruit.
Rich Gardens Organic Farm
Owners: Rich Tomsu and Ann Fugate
385 King Road, Athens, OH 45701
Notes: Rich Gardens regularly sells at the Athens Farmers
Market, its primary outlet.
Owner: Ed Perkins
12490 Lightfritz Ridge Road, New Marshfield, OH 45761
Notes: Sassafras Farm is a strictly organic operation but is
not certified. Ed regularly sells at the Athens
Farmers Market and to local food businesses.
Far Corner Farm
Owner: Elise McGrath
12788 New England Road, Athens, OH 45701
Notes: Far Corner Farm sells through a number of outlets,
including Good Food Direct. It is not strictly
organic, but uses natural methods.
Dutch Creek Farm
Owner: Art and Peggy Gish/New Covenant Community
13206 Dutch Creek Road, Athens, OH 45701
Notes: Dutch Creek Farm is a strictly organic operation but
is not certified. Dutch Creek Farm regularly sells
at the Athens Farmers Market, its primary outlet.
Owner: Mason and Lisa Chambers
12691 Dutch Creek Road, Athens, OH 45701
Notes: Five Springs is usually at the Farmers Market
on Saturday. The nursery is open Thursday thru Sunday.
Other Sustainable Businesses
Owner: Geoff Greenfield
16751 Hooper Ridge Road, Millfield, OH 45761
Email: geoff -at- third-sun.com
Notes: Third Sun specializes in designing and installing
renewable energy systems, with a special interest
Owner: Matthew Bennett
10760 Hooper Ridge Road, Glouster, OH 45732
Email: info -at- dovetailsolar.com
Notes: A division of Dovetail Construction Company, Inc.
Specializing in design and repair of solar homes.
Owner: John Knouse
PO Box 1196, Athens, OH 45701
Email: jknouse -at- frognet.net
Notes: Specializing in open spaces management, sustainable
landscaping, and passive solar design.
Notes: This is an informal organization that sponsors
the annual Athens Area Sustainability Festival; this
website also provides access to sustainability aware-
ness week and the Sustainability Documentary Festival.
Mail: PO Box 2281, Athens, OH 45701
Email: info -at- athensconservancy.org
Notes: The Athens Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated
to protecting sensitive land and important ecosystems
within Athens County
Arbor Day Committee
Email: ann.bonner -at- dnr.state.oh.us
11315 Jackson Drive, The Plains, Ohio 45780
Email: info -at- buckeyeforestcouncil.org
Notes: Actually a statewide organization, based in
the Athens area, dedicated to forest preservation.
Community Food Initiatives
12870 State Route 13, Millfield, Ohio 45761
Phone: (740) 594-6644
Fax: (740) 593-5451
Email: cfi -at- seorf.ohiou.ed
Notes: CFI is an NGO that supports local food production,
and which sponsors Good Food Direct.
Mail: PO Box 31, Athens, OH 45701
Email: chad -at- dysartwoods.org
Note: Dysart Defenders is dedicated to preserving the Dysart Woods,
an old-growth woodland owned by Ohio University
Hocking River Commission
Mail: P.O. Box 5847, Athens, OH 45701
Email: John Wryst: wryzca -at- frognet.net
Note: The Hocking River Commission is not associated
with the Hocking Conservancy District. The HRC
is a nonprofit that is working to preserve the Hocking River
Mail: 160 Cherry Ridge Road, Athens, OH 45701
Email: opga -at- frognet.net
74815 U.S. Highway 50, Albany, Ohio 45710
Toll-free: 800.837.7600 (good in 740 area code only)
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm, Monday - Saturday
Community Thrift Store:
100 Columbus Road, Athens, Ohio 45701
General Contact Info:
Email: reuse -at- frognet.net
Notes: ReUse Industries is a second-hand store with two locations.
Location: 19627 Walnut Street, Trimble, OH
Mail: P.O. Box 157, Trimble, OH 45782
Phone: 740.767.4938 2090
Email: ratrimble -at- ruralaction.org
Notes: Rural Action is an NGO dedicated to improving the
lives of the people of our area, with a special
emphasis on environmental quality and sustainability.
Email the webmaster: webmaster -at- gasp.athens.oh.us
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