This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Ohio Ranks Fourth In Number Of Farmers Markets
Federal statistics say Ohio now ranks fourth in the number of farmers markets, up from fifth place last year.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that numbers released Sunday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture say Ohio has 311 farmers markets. That’s behind California (764), New York (638) and Michigan (339).
During the past six years, the number of farmers markets has increased by 76 percent across the country, up from 4,685 in 2008 to 8,286 in 2014.
According to the agriculture department, the increasing numbers reflect continued demand and growth of farmers markets in every part of the country.
The statistics were released for national Farmers Market Week, which is this week.