A little about our 2018 Sponsors:
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Farm on the Ridge
Located in Jackson County. Farm on the Ridge breeds and raises heritage pasture-based pigs that are supplemented with Non-GMO feed. This further reduces the probability of unnatural or harmful chemical substances going directly in to the animals daily diet. The animals are bred and born on the premises in a closed, bio-secure environment. This allows the farmers to raise livestock without the use of antibiotics due to no disease risk from outside swine.
Web site: http://www.farmontheridge.com/
Snowville Creamery is an Ohio differentiated dairy processing company owned by Warren and Victoria Taylor that strives for continuous improvement producing outstanding dairy products from grass-grazed, sustainable dairy farms. Snowville Creamery is part of an integrated food economy with dairy farmers, feed and forage producers, distributors, and retailers. Our farmers and their suppliers are paid fair and stable prices so they can bring continuous improvement to their operations.
Snowville Creamery is proud to provide a line of milk and cultured products that come from grass-grazed cows. This grass-based diet gives our milk its exceptional flavor. Our process is unique and different from the vast majority of commercial dairies and creameries in that we do not homogenize and only lightly pasteurize our milk to create a healthy, rich and flavorful dairy product that can only be described as “Milk The Way It Used To Be.”
Web site: http://www.snowvillecreamery.com
In 1809, Joseph Herrold built a mill on the banks of the Hocking River in Athens, Ohio. In 1912, the mill was purchased by the White family. Unfortunately, the mill burned to the ground in 1913. Edgar White then purchased the Nathaniel Vale Mill in nearby Dyesville in Meigs County. The timbers were marked and the mill was disassembled, put on barges that were pulled by oxen, and brought to Athens where it was reassembled and expanded ... and where it still stands today as White’s Mill. Along the way, the dam washed out, folks started buying store bought and change was needed.Mike Toomey bought the mill in the 1990s and proceeded to shift to more of a home, pet and garden retail center along with some local products. In 2016, he sold the business to long-time employees Rodney Dowler and Tyler Schloss. Dowler and Schloss continue to build upon Toomey’s business model.
The mill has been renovated and opened for retail and has grown into even more of a local treasure. Come see for yourself!
Web site: http://www.whitesmillathens.com
Why choose Avalanche Pizza? They bake to differ! Offering more than 50 toppings, 30-plus Signature Pizzas, Boulder Sandwiches, and Wings! Whether you are a carnivore, omnivore, vegetarian or vegan, Avalanche Pizza aims to please and help you get Fed Up!
Web site: www.avalanchepizza.net
Farming in a more sustainable way, Ohio Aquaponics produces fresh greens and ornamental koi with aquaponics. Aquaponics combines the technology of hydroponics and aquaculture, to grow fish and produce in an integrated system. This way of farming allows more production in less space as conventional farming and only uses 20 percent of the water.
The company's journey into Aquaponics started in the spring of 2015. The next two years were spent building various size systems, studying, trailing products, and finally taking the leap forward to pursuing it full time.
Web site: http://ohioaquaponics.wixsite.com/website
Dovetail Solar and Wind
Dovetail Solar and Wind is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced renewable energy firms in the Ohio area. They are one of the few that provide all three major technologies: solar electric, solar thermal and wind.
Founded in 1995, Dovetail Solar and Wind has more than 22 years experience in renewable energy system design, installation and green building. If you are considering a solar or wind system for an existing home, business, non-profit or farm, or if you would like to incorporate it into new construction, Dovetail would be delighted to help you determine the best, most cost effective options for your project. Dovetail has deep experience in building large ground mounted solar arrays for commercial, government and utility projects.
Web site: http://www.dovetailsolar.com/
HomeAdvisor is an easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance and repair professionals.
A leading online home improvement marketplace, they have connected more millions of homeowners to their network to hundreds of thousands of prescreened home service professionals covering over 500 different types of projects.
HomeAdvisor offers our homeowners a comprehensive suite of tools, products and services such as our patented Profinder, True Cost Guide, Instant Connect and Instant Booking. Access to all of the site’s features is free to homeowners, with no membership fees.
They have an award-winning mobile app and a suite of Smart Home Apps to help connect users on demand to prescreened home service professionals. Our multi-platform app integrates with smart devices, including Amazon Echo and Apple iWatch.
Web site: https://www.homeadvisor.com/c.Athens.OH.html
The Import House, as an emporium, began in 1986 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In 1995 for the Athens area. They pride themselves on providing a distinct range of hand made, often fair trade and local merchandise for all customers.
This shop is Athens' own superb shop for gem, jewelry, tobacco accessories, groovy gifts, shoes, and unique clothing. Import has got you covered from your head to your feet.
Web site: http://theimporthouses.com/index.html
Pop Up Party Inflatables
Pop Up Party Inflatables is a locally family owned and operated business based in neighboring Gallia County, Ohio. They rent a wide variety of inflatables, party items, tables, chairs and more to Gallia County and the surrounding area, including the Albany area. (Inflatables only in Ohio), and with excellent customer service!
Web site: www.popuppartyinflatables.com
Mountain Laurel Gifts
Mountain Laurel Gifts features fine leather, jewelry, cards, stationery, candles, gourmet foods, children's toys, household items, garden and home décor, as well as many beautiful items handcrafted by local artisans.
Web site: www.mountainlaurelathens.com
Whit's Frozen Custard
The first Whit's Frozen Custard opened on March 3, 2003, in Granville, Ohio, at the end of one of the region's coldest and snowiest winters in years. Granville did not know what frozen custard was and many felt it would not survive. However, there was a destiny to Whit's beginning and, against all odds, mother nature could not delay Whit's inevitable success.
As the years progressed, it has become even more of a family business with their son Henry helping as well as their daughter, Kaylyn, who has become an integral part of the business in helping open new store locations. You can even find on the menu an item named after their son, O'Henry George. Each location is family-owned and the presence of each of these families can be found at every Whit's location.
Web site: https://www.whitscustard.com