Marketplace Producer Spotlight: Jose Madrid Salsas!

Mike Zakany has influenced the Southeast Ohio food scene since the 1970s. Owner of Zak’s Restaurant in Zanesville, he’s known for New Mexico style recipes that are inspired his family’s cooking culture. Mike spent years experimenting with different blends of spices, herbs and chili peppers in his restaurant, finally finding the perfect salsa in 1987….

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Hocking Hills Inn and Coffee Emporium

The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: Something’s Brewing in Hocking Hills By GRANT JOYPhotos courtesy of Tim Thomas Roughly, Hocking Hills State Park sees an average of two million visitors per year. That’s about the same as Maine’s awe-inspiring Acadia National Park. The highly popular Hocking Hills is known for its breathtaking beauty of sand-stone…

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Blaney Family Farm

The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: Reciprocity and a Return to Regional Roots  BY GRANT JOYPhotos courtesy of Dustin Massengill Historically in Appalachian Ohio, there was an emphasis placed on subsistence farming. Before the timber and coal booms of the 19th century, Ohio’s hill country was dotted with small-scale family farms. Recently, the region has…

Join Us – First Winding Road “Authentic Amenities” Meet-Up!

When: November 25th, 1-3PMWhere: Triple Nickel Diner, 1060 High Street, Chesterhill, OH 43728RSVP HERE (It’s free!) Join us on November 25th (1-3pm) for the first Winding Road “Authentic Amenities” Sector Meet-Up. This is an event for local business owners, organizations, and individuals to meet, share some local food, and help each other create a strong…

2019 Ohio Paw Paw Festival September 13-15

FESTIVAL FEATURES OHIO’S NATIVE FRUIT The region’s most unique festival is full of learning experiences consistent with the Winding Road’s goal of sharing and stewarding the region’s story and assets. Ohio’s official native fruit, the paw paw, is the poor man’s bananna. Found wild this time of year in paw paw trees along the edge…

Sunday Afternoon: Perry County Farm Tours

EVENT: JUNE 2 – VISIT TWO FARMS IN ONE AFTERNOON CHEROKEE VALLEY BISON RANCHCherokee Valley Bison Ranch (1:00 PM) has over thirty bison on their fifty acre farm. Visitors will be able to see our national mammal close up, hear the history of the farm and bison in the area, as well as facts about…

Sunday Afternoon: Perry County Farm Tours

EVENT: JUNE 2 – VISIT TWO FARMS IN ONE AFTERNOON CHEROKEE VALLEY BISON RANCHCherokee Valley Bison Ranch (1:00 PM) has over thirty bison on their fifty acre farm. Visitors will be able to see our national mammal close up, hear the history of the farm and bison in the area, as well as facts about…

Winding Road Stories: Sunflower Bakery

In a continuing series telling our stories along Ohio’s Winding Road, today we visit the Sunflower Bakery in Nelsonville, eat some “Fudgedoodle” cookies, and chat with owner Liz Florentino.