• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Photographic Society Members' Show Rescheduled

    Thursday, August 14 Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Members' Show has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Hines Hill Conference Center.

  • Towpath Trail Closure

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. 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 »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. 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?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.