Local Green Events (Sept/ Oct) Columbus, Ohio

Symhomemom's List of Favorite Upcoming Events or Classes.   

Whole Foods offers a variety of classes that are available on their website for the Columbus store here.

Friday, October 1, 2010 @ 5-7pm
$5 for the tasting purchased at Whole Foods

Whole Foods “Fridays Five After Five” wine tasting will benefit Local Matters in celebration of Local Foods Week. 

Green Energy Ohio and the American Solar Energy Society will host the annual Ohio Solar Tour
October 2nd and 3rd, 2010    

The tour is the largest demonstration of installed renewable energy  technologies and energy efficiency building practices in the U.S.  Last year's tour at 168 Open House sites (including 4 guided tours) in 91 communities across the state was attended by 5,618 Ohioans - a 30% increase over last year.    

Harvest Festival at North Market
Saturday, October 2, 2010 @ 9am-2pm

We’ll kick off Local Foods Week at the North Market Harvest Festival with cooking demonstrations and the launch of the Eat Local Challenge. 

Ohio Market Day at The Hills Market
Saturday, October 2, 2010 @ 8am-1pm
$15 in advance, $20 day of

Bicyclists can sign up to participate in the festive ride from North Market to Hills Market in celebration of local food.  Reserve your spot in the Market to Market Ride now.

Ohio Market Day at The Hills Market
Saturday, October 2, 2010 @ 10am-2pm

Meet the people who make your food. Find new (and delicious) Ohio food products to put on your shelves. Taste new treats and learn about what makes local food (and local markets) so great! Hills Market will be having cooking demonstrations featuring local ware, as well as prizes and giveaways.

Grilled Cheese Throwdown during the Short North Gallery Hop at MoJoe Lounge
Saturday, October 2, 2010 @ 6:30-8:30pm
$5 tickets at the door

Chefs from Skillet, Deepwood, Betty’s, and the MoJoe will compete alongside amateurs for the title of “grilled cheese master” using local breads, cheeses and toppings. 

Local Breakfast in Old Worthington
Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 9am-11:30am
$10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, FREE for children 2 and under

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will provide delicious waffles and toppings paired with locally made ham alongside sausage from the Worthington Inn for a fantastic breakfast feast.  Snowville Creamery will be on hand to pour their delicious milk and Stauf’s Coffee will give you the jolt you need to get going! Reserve your spot now.
Brookside Elementary School Garden Tour and Picnic
Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 12-2pm

Tour one of Ohio’s award winning (and largest) school gardens at Brookside Elementary in Perry Township/Worthington and hear more about our Food is Elementary Curriculum. Bring a picnic and games to enjoy with your family.

Iron Chef Competition at OSU Student Union
Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 5:30-7:30pm
$15 Student Tickets, $25 Public Tickets

Chef Ricky Barnes from Ohio State and Chef Stazi Dulman from Whole Foods will compete to impress at the OSU student union using a “secret ingredient” grown at Honey Run Farm.  Hosted by OSU student group Dollars 4 Change.  Buy your tickets now!
Local Matters Benefit Happy Hour and Dinner at Alana’s Food and Wine 
Monday, October 4, 2010 @ 5:30-7pm (happy hour) 
$25 Happy Hour 
7-9pm (dinner) 
$75 Dinner 

Chef Alana Shock, a founding partner of Local Matters will host a private happy hour and benefit dinner for Local Matters and show how her food exemplifies the best of the season. Happy Hour tickets will include hors d’oeuvres and wine; Dinner tickets include a multiple course meal served family style and wine.  Make your reservations by calling Alana’s at (614) 294-6783

Restaurant Night* (Local Foods Week)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, All Night
Prices Vary

Featuring Local Restaurants listed on Fresh Connect who will feature special dishes from local farms. A great chance to get out and support local restaurants who are supporting our local farmers.  Participating restaurants will be announced during the week of September 20th.

Tour Jeni’s Splendid Kitchen
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 @ 5-7 pm

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ delicious operations. Jeni will prepare a special Pumpkin Tiramisu Parfait with Ohio Heirloom Pumpkin Icecream, Stauf’s Black Coffee Icecream, Mascarpone Whipped Snowville Cream, and a Marsala Honey Sauce.  Tour and taste!  Buy your tickets now. 

Movie Night (Local Foods Week)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 @ 7-9pm

Screenings of Fresh- a movie that celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.  Locations to be announced during the week of September 20th.

Thursday, October 7 @ 7 p.m.
Old Worthington Library Meeting Room

This hands on workshop, featuring a representative from the Office of the Ohio Consumer's Coucil, will show you a low cost and no cost ways to make your home more energy efficient. 

Local Foods Fall Family Fun Dinner
Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ 6:00pm or 7:30pm seatings
$10 adults, $5 kids (10 and under)

A Benefit for Local Matters at The Hills Market
All Ohio house-made chicken tenders, Ohio sweet potatoes and Ohio apple sauce served with Snowville Creamery milk and Ohio Apple Sundae with Jeni’s ice cream for dessert.  Includes fall holiday activities and fun in the kitchen with a special guest. Ohio wine and beer cash bar available.
Location: The Hills Market 7860 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus
Time:  Buffet runs between 6:00 seating and 7:30 seating – limited to 60 people.


Ohio Wine and Food Tasting at House Wine in Worthington
Thursday, October 7, 2010

House Wine will offer a variety of Ohio wines and foods for their weekly Thursday night wine tasting.

Culinary Tour (Local Foods Week)
Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ 6-9:30pm

Local Foods week tour presented by Columbus Food Adventures highlighting some of the talented chefs who emphasize local sourcing. Four stops include Skillet, Latitude 41, Clever Crow (at Circus) and Knead and will also feature CBC beer to accompany Clever Crow pizza. Tickets must be booked in advance and can be purchased at www.columbusfoodadventures.com

Harvest Dinner (Local Foods Week)
Friday, October 8, 2010, Harvest Dinner @ 6:30-8pm
Harvest Ball @ 8-12pm 

Prior to the Harvest Ball the Harvest Dinner will feature a five course dinner with beer and wine. Harvest Dinner tickets include entrance to the Harvest Ball.

Harvest Ball Local Matters will close out Local Foods Week and the Ohio Eat Local Challenge with a party of grand proportions featuring great music, delicious local food and delightful drinks. Reserve your tickets now.

SWACO’s Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collections
October 16, 2010 @ 8am-2pm 
TOSOH SMD Inc. 3600 Gantz Rd. Grove City

We Accept:

  • Lighter Fluid Thinners Turpentine Adhesives
  • Old gasoline Polishes Kerosene Gasoline mixed with oil
  • Propane Used oil Vehicles batteries Oil based & spray paint
  • Cyanides Strong Chemicals Pool chemicals Acids & caustics
  • Drain cleaners Bleach Household cleaners Rat poison
  • Fluorescent bulbs Insecticides Antifreeze Lawn Chemicals & fertilizers
  • Fire extinguishers Mercury/Nicad Lithium batteries Propane tanks 20lbs. or smaller
We Do Not Accept:
  • Latex paint Appliances Asbestos Ammunition
  • Computers Needles Medical waste Propane tanks over 20lbs.
  • Tires Trash

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