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Located in the village of Indian Hill, Turner Farm is the largest certified organic farm in the Cincinnati area. The farm has been in operation since the early 1800s and in 1994, under the stewardship of Bonnie Mitsui, it became a farm devoted to growing organically. The farm is home to a variety of plants and animals, both domestic and wild. There are open pastures for the sheep and chickens interspersed with gardens and fields. Turner Farm is also home to one of the nation’s premier teaching kitchens and provides educational opportunities for community members who want to bring the Turner Farm ethos of stewardship into their own kitchens.
“In short, when the subjects were on the minimally processed diet, they took in significantly fewer calories and lost nearly a kilogram, or about two pounds, over two weeks. On the processed diet, they ate more and gained nearly a kilogram. Currently, according to a 2016 study cited by the NIH authors, ultra-processed foods provide nearly 60 percent of calories consumed by Americans.”
As the days grow longer and the winter seems to have jumped straight to summer, we begin to see the landscape’s palate rapidly becoming more colorful. Flowers have bloomed, bushes have resurged, and the deciduous trees have mostly shed their blossoms to show off their new, bold leaves. For me, the…