OEFFA’s summer farm tour concludes Oct. 3

Staff report

FLETCHER — Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s summer farm tours conclude in Miami County with a tour of draft-horse powered End of the Road Farm on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.

Lee and Jennifer Ruff started End of the Road Farm five years ago. Since then, they’ve been working to transform the 21 acre conventional farm into a sustainable homestead.

The Ruffs produce sweet sorghum syrup, whole spelt flour, 40 varieties of heirloom vegetables, and pastured eggs, chicken and pork. They use draft horses for the majority of their field work, including squeezing sorghum cane into sweet syrup.

When they’re not producing their own animal feed, relocating old barns, butchering chickens, or rebuilding horse-drawn equipment, the Ruffs sell at three farmer’s markets, and through a co-op and small community supported agriculture (CSA) program.

The Ruffs will hold a guided tour at 2 p.m. of their certified naturally grown farm and a demonstration of their sorghum-making process.

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Eric Pawlowski at 614-421-2022, ext. 209 or [email protected] by Oct. 1.

This tour is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series featuring free public tours of some of Ohio’s finest sustainable and organic farms.

End of the Road Farm is located at 455 W. First St., Fletcher, Ohio.

More Information: For more information about End of the Road Farm, call 937-903-5249, or email [email protected]

For more information about this and other events in the 2015 farm tour series, contact OEFFA at 614-421-2022 or [email protected]

Staff report