Five Awesome Food Organizations in Ohio


Launched by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, the first annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates more than five hundred United States-based groups who are cultivating a better food system, including these five from Ohio:

Central Ohio Local Food

Central Ohio Local Food acts as an information hub for farmers and consumers on issues surrounding local food and sustainable farming for the Central Ohio region.

Innovative Farmers of Ohio

Innovative Farmers of Ohio (IFO) has used its nonprofit status to advocate for sustainable agriculture in Ohio over the past 20 years. IFO provides farmers programs that encourage economic, social, and environmentally sustainable production.

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) uses grassroots techniques to promote food systems focused on sustainability and health in Ohio. Since1979, OEFFA has worked on a regional level to connect farmers, producers, teachers, researchers, and consumers.

Rural Action

Rural Action works in the Appalachian region of Ohio to address social, economic, and environmental injustice. While focusing on the intersection of these issues, Rural Action organizes educational opportunities and volunteer programs around sustainable agriculture and zero waste.


This-Land goes beyond traditional forms of agriculture to educate residents of Greater Cincinnati, OH about urban and rural agriculture, green building, permaculture, and ecological design. This-Land works with a long-term perspective and strives to create resilient communities.