2021 Year in Review

We’re closing out 2021 feeling proud of what we’ve achieved over the past year and excited and ready to make big things happen in 2022! In 2021, we saw significant growth of our New Farmer Academy and Community Food Access program, and an overall continued...

Giving Thanks: Your Support Makes our Work Happen

Dear friends, As the earth will soon be tucked beneath the frosty blanket of Winter and we reflect on all we are grateful for in the year passing and all we aspire to ahead, we at Countryside are grateful for the farmers and businesses whose dedication and hard work...

Just Plant the Seed

This year, seventeen small farms and eight aspiring farmers joined together with Countryside to be part of something incredibly special, the New Farmer Academy. This is one of Countryside’s farm programs, now in its 4th year. The program is unique in that it is a...

Local Food: A Chef’s Perspective

As I write this blog post, I happen to be in Avon, Colorado, celebrating the July 4th holiday. I have already visited two local farmers markets…one in Minturn, Colorado and the other in Edwards, Colorado. This area has multiple farmers markets each week and it is one...

Farms in the Park: The Season’s Offerings, Activities, and Events

Photo by Ryan Grzybowski It’s prime time to take a trip out to a farm in the park! There are 10 Countryside Initiative farms that are currently operating in Cuyahoga Valley National Park and 7 of them have a variety of different offerings that are sure to keep your...

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