Welcome to the ACEnet newsletter archives.


August 2020 – Singletree Farm Herdshare Provides Local Milk, Community Food Initiatives Veggie Van Rolls Out, Winding Road: Hocking Hills Inn and Coffee Emporium, ACEnet FVC Tenant: Butcher’s Bites, Athens Art Market Returns, Getting Produce to Patients: Rural Action & FARMacy, Amplify Farmers’ Voices with Farm Aid, Relief Resources

July 2020 – CCC’s RePower Second Life Lithium Ion Battery Reuse Program, Starbrick BBQ Release, ACEnet Wood Manufacturing Center, ACEnet: The Local Solution, Journey with Horses, PPP Checklist, ORCA D Opportunity, Virtual Reentry Summit

June 2020– Snowville Creamery, ORCA ED Opportunity, Ted’s Pepper Butter, PPP Checklist, ACEnet at Meigs Co. Farmers Market, Barrels & Drums for Sale, Resilience Fund, Rural Action Farm Business Webinars, Relief Resources, PPP & EIDL Lunch & Learn

May 2020 – Local Meat Opportunities, SEO Fiberworks, Meigs Co. Farmers Market, ACEnet Virtual Drop-In (FFEC), Barrels & Drums for Sale, Rural Action Farm Business Webinars, Monday Creek Giveaway, SEO Alzheimer’s Assoc. Events, EIDL & Relief Resources

April 2020 – Covid Mask-Making Partnerships, Beepothecary, Ohio Is Home, Crafting through the Crisis, Relief Resources

Covid-19 Resources Update

Snowville Kiva Feature

Covid-19 Resources

March 2020 – Dutch Creek Winery, ACEnet Logo Workshop, Pork & Pickles, USDA Reap Grant Webinar, ServSafe Training, Captina Watershed

February 2020 – 2nd Ave Candle Company, ACEnet Financing Fundamental Class, Indiana Uplands Winter Food Conference, Intro to E-ship Nelsonville

January 2020 – Talcon Quinn, Butcher’s Bites w/OU Men’s Basketball & Athens Co. Sheriff’s Dept, River Willow Culinary Services, Holiday Open House Recap


Holiday Open House Invite

November 2019 – Athens Ki-Aikido, Food Corridor’s Food Incubation Summit, Social Media Basics Workshop (with Winding Road), Small Business & Facebook Workshop (with SPICE)

October 2019 – Gourmet Your Way, Tuckerman’s on Lincoln, Farm on the Ridge, Project for Public Spaces, SPICE Fall Calendar

September 2019 – Miltin LLC, Primaterra Farm, ServSafe Training, Gourmet Your Way, AIR: Shift, Small Business Resources

August 2019 – Congress Run Greenhouse, HOPE Talks Event, Rick’s To-Go Packs, Lolly Berry, Hrothgar’s Hoard, Civil Eats: Food Sovereignty in Rural Appalachian Ohio

July 2019 – Global Cooling, McAvoy Massage, Ohio Is Home, HOPE Talks, Instagram Workshop, Athens Farmers Market Hiring

June 2019 – Hot Diggity Dog Unlimited, Country Fresh Stops, ACEnet Food Truck Festival Video, Alzheimer’s Association Workshops

April 2019 – Class A Sounds, 3rd Annual Women in Business Conference, ACEnet VISTA Opportunity, Crowdfunding L&L w/Hrothgar’s Hoard, ACEnet Small Business Classes at OhioMeansJobs, Art Builds Business Builds Art Workshop, ACEnet Small Business Classes at Pomeroy Library, Alzheimer’s Association Workshop Schedule

March 2019 – Ohio is Home Graduation, Food Insecurity in SE Ohio Nick Oatley Feature, 3rd Annual Women in Business Conference, ACEnet Small Business Classes at Pomeroy Library, Webinars & Toolkits Links, Appalachia Cooperates, Alzheimer’s Association Workshops Schedule

February 2019 – Trouvaille Goat Milk Chocolate, Red Tail Designs Bumblebee Logo, New ACEnet Board Members – Sky Pettey & Kevin Dotson, Inclusion, Independence & Autonomy Reentry Blog, ACEnet Cottage Food Laws Workshop, ACEnet Small Business Classes in Meigs County, ACEnet Crowdfunding Webinar, Rural Action Kiva Webinar

January 2019 – Farm Aid Funding, ACEnet’s Appalachia Asset Building Program, ACEnet Crowdfunding Webinar, ACEnet Small Business Classes in Meigs County, Alzheimer’s Association Workshops Schedule


November 2018 – ALF Distribution, December Drafts for a Difference – ACEnet, Mad Sweet Heat, Holiday Open House, Absolutely Athens Contest, Food Safety Document Development Workshop, Giving Tuesday

October 2018 – Butcher’s Bites, Ohio Hills Midwifery, New Staff – Kyle Verge, ACEnet Small Business Classes in Albany, Akron Food Works Public Meeting, Building Wealth Through Worker-Ownership With CFAES, Free Webinars & Toolkits, Food Group, Inc.

September 2018 – Dr. May’s Thai Kitchen, Free ACEnet Webinars & Toolkits, Funny Girl Bean Bacon, Building Wealth Through Worker-Ownership With CFAES, Specialty Dairy Workshop & Webinar Series, Food Group, Inc.

July 2018 – ACEnet Food & Farm Enterprise Center, Nature’s Magic, ACEnet Small Business Classes at Glouster Library, ACEnet Wood Manufacturing Center, Solid Ground Farm, Ohio Tax Holiday

Food & Farm Enterprise Center Opening

May 2018 – Earthnut, ACEnet Re-entry Work Updates, Country Fresh Stops, Farm to Institution to School, Ohio University Work Study at ACEnet, Workshops & Webinars Schedule

April 2018 – KD BBQ Company, ACEnet 2nd Women in Business Conference, Farewell to Alexandria, ACEnet Hiring Multimedia Designer, Webinars for Meat Producers, ACEnet Hiring Summer VISTA, SPICE Workshop Schedule

March 2018 – Butcher’s Bites, ACEnet Webinar Schedule, ACEnet Farm Aid Funding, ACEnet Training & Workshop Schedule, SPICE Trainings, ACEnet Hiring Appalachia Asset Building VISTA

February 2018 – New & Returning Board Members – Donna Russel, Sarah Milligan, Ethan Frank-Collins & Becky Filar, Pork & Pickles Kitchen at Devil’s Kettle Kickstarter, New Staff – Madelyn Brewer, Ohio University ACEnet Video, Meat & Veg Processing in Nelsonville, Amazon Valentine’s Day Promotion


December 2017 – Joe-to-Go Espresso Catering, Woodland Ridge Farm, AedanWorks, New Staff – Sarah Cornwell, New Staff – Josh Waddell, ACEnet Holida Open House Recap, ACEnet Meat Facility Updates, Cooking with AK Video, ACEnet Social Media Workshops

November 2017 – Funny Girl Bean Bacon, Japan Society Visit, Athens News Discusses ACEnet Meat Processing Facility, ACEnet Hiring Special Projects Coordinator, ACEnet GoFundMe – Proofing Cabinets, ACEnet Social Media Workshops

October 2017 – Beepothecary, ACEnet Growing Our Regional Economy Video, Kathryn McGushin Wins OCDCA Community Member of the Year Award, ACEnet Hiring Microenterprise Trainer, ACEnet Underwriting on WOUB, ACEnet Receives SBA Prime Grant, Winding Road All-Sector Meetup

August 2017 – Dr. May’s Thai Kitchen, Rural Sociological Society Visit, ACEnet at Live Healthy Appalachia’s KitchenFest, ACEnet at WV Regional Buyer-Producer Mixer for Central Appalachian Network, ACEnet Cottage Food Laws Workshop at SPICE, Zanesville Start-Up Weekend

July 2017 – Farm on the Ridge, ACEnet Meat Processing News, Central Appalachian Network, ACEnet Re-Entry VISTA Staff Change, New Staff – Carrie Carson, ACEnet Social Media Workshops

June 2017 – Brownwood Farms added to Milo’s Whole World Gourmet Family, ACEnet Takes Zero Waste Pledge, Crumb’s Bakery Video, ACEnet 2016 Annual Report, Free Finance Lunch & Learn with OUCU,

May 2017 – Nelsonville Food Hub Construction Update, OEOC & ACEnet Starting a Cooperative Lunch & Learn, Women in Business Conference Re-Cap, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Continues Funding Appalachia Accessible Food Network, ACEnet Arbor Day Tree Planting

April 2017 – Red Tail Design & Ohio Is Home Grand Opening, Federal Budget Proposals Affecting Appalachia & ACEnet, Bluestone Mountain Farm, ACEnet Green Your Business Webinar, Women in Business Registration & Agenda, ACEnet Hiring Re-entry VISTA

March 2017 – Bluestone Mountain Farm, AedanWorks, ACEnet Intake Webinar, Women in Business Conference Trade Show Participants Wanted, ACEnet Hiring Re-entry VISTA

February 2017 – Athens Ki-Aikido, ACEnet Pallet Jack Instruction Video, Florentine Legacy, VISTA & Re-Entry News, ACEnet Social Media 101 Webinar, Upcoming Events & Trainings

January 2017 – Red Tail Design, New ACEnet Board Members – Scott Zielinski & Catherine Allgood, Exiting ACEnet Board Member – Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta, New Staff – Adam Kody & Sam Rife, ACEnet Mixed-Use Incubators in Rural Settings Training


2016 Wrap-Up – RCIF & Nelsonville Farmers Market Work, Produce Perks & Athens Farmers Market, I Heart Farmers Markets Stickers, ACEnet Appalachian Ohio Kitchen Incubator Network Statehouse Visit, USDA Visit, ACEnet & the 32 Annual OCDCA Conference in Athens, ACEnet & the 5th Annual Real Food Real Local Conference, Funding Partnerships & Awards

November 2016 – National Women’s Small Business Month, Lula’s Alterations, Marketing for the Holidays with ACCVB, ACEnet Hiring Kitchen Manager

Holiday Marketing 2016 – ACEnet & ACCVB Marketing for the Holidays Lunch & Learn

October 2016 – Community Dehydration Project, Jackson Area Ministries, ACEnet Panels at 31st Annual OCDCA Conference, Farm to School Event, Project C ACEnet Video, Profit Mastery Class, 32nd Annual OCDCA Conference Save the Date

September 2016 – Hot Potato Food Truck, Pork & Pickles, Pastured Providence Farmstead, Community Dehydration Project, OHIO Farmers Market, Nelsonville Farmers Market, Appalachian Workforce Development Project VISTA, New ACEnet Labeling Machine, Devil’s Kettle Brewing Collaborate with Pork & Pickles, 32nd Annual Ohio CDC Conference

August 2016 – Vino de Milo, Kroger Community Rewards, Amazon Smile, Pints with a Purpose: Nelsonville Farmers Market, National Farmers Market Week, 5th Annual RFRL Conference Re-cap

July 2016 – ACEnet Recycles & Composts, The Athens Village, Gourmet Your Way Corn Roast, Technology Trainings & Workshops

June 2016 – Showcase of Ohio Micro Food Businesses at Columbus Statehouse, The Happy You, 5th Annual RFRL Conference, ACEnet Blogs, 2016 Farm-to-School Conference, Nelsonville Farmers Market & RCIF

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