• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • NPS Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation for Off-Road Bicycle Trails

    NPShas proposed a special regulation to designate and authorize off-road bicycle use on new trails constructed outside of developed areas in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The public is invited to provide comment until Monday, December 15, 2014. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

Diversity of Products

Carrots and radishes.

Courtesy/Countryside Conservancy

Like many historic farmers, Countryside Initiative farms operate on a relatively small scale with highly diverse products (including fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs, poultry, pigs, sheep, goats, and cattle) that target local specialty and niche markets.

Click here to Meet the Farmers!

The following audio clips illustrate the variety of products that Countryside Initiative farmers grow and sell.

 
Oral history audio.

In Their Own Words
Click the topics to hear stories about Cuyahoga Valley life.
Click here to read the text file.

Goat Personalities (52 seconds)
Terry Smith, from the Goatfeathers Point Farm, talks about the unique personalities of his goats.

Growing Herbs (55 seconds)
AJ and Pamela Neitenbach, of the Neitenbach Farm, describe what herbs they grow and how to use them in cooking and as medicine.

Community Supported Agriculture (39 seconds)
Daniel Greenfield, of the Greenfield Berry Farm, explains the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.




Did You Know?

Water lilies in beaver marsh area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.