Dan McLeod and Caitlin Bergman, co-owners of Copia, a 40-acre farm in Johnstown, are creating a farm symphony where chickens are constantly moving through beautiful green pastures and wildflowers beds exist side-by-side with bees, vegetable gardens and red pine forests. Visit the farm's website at copiaohio.com, and read on to learn about a handful of their favorite things.

Dan McLeod and Caitlin Bergman, co-owners of Copia, a 40-acre farm in Johnstown, are creating a farm symphony where chickens are constantly moving through beautiful green pastures and wildflowers beds exist side-by-side with bees, vegetable gardens and red pine forests. Visit the farm's website at copiaohio.com, and read on to learn about a handful of their favorite things.

Skillet

We love this restaurant - andespeciallythe man behind the cast iron.Owner, farm-to-table chef Kevin Caskey, is hyper-alert when it comes to real food.Where others make the claim, Skillet is the real deal when it comes to farm food and community relationships.

Eggs

Eggs are nature's superfood. There's a vast difference between nutrients, yolk color and flavor profile depending on a chicken's living environment.Everything affects the flavor, from the fact our chickens live outside to the type of pasture we shepherd them in and even the color of the corn the chickens eat. We give it our all to produce the best egg, and are excited to showcase them at Lucky's Market in Clintonville starting this week!

Minimalism

We love the feeling of having space to simply experience life. We buy little, but we try to buy things that will last a very long time - things like old tools that were made well, thick, woolen clothing and boots that can be oiled and worn for years.A couple of our favoritepossessions area vintage skill saw and an OhioStoneware fermentation crock.

Driving the back roads

Whenever we need a breather from our mostly farm-bound life,we love to drive around the countryside.Taking in the openness from sky to field and the vestiges of the local, farm-based economy that once was is exhilarating.We love seeing old smokehouses from when people raised and cured their own pork, and old milk barns fromwhen people were able to live offmilk money from a few cows.It always reignites our fire for what we do.

Consumer Activism

The easiest and most effective way to participate in shaping our world is to vote with your dollars. You can do that three times a day, every day. If you want good food, buy from local farms!