WOODLAWN, Ohio - Local gardeners showed off the fruits and vegetables of their labor at a first-of-its-kind event in Woodlawn on Sunday.
The Hamilton County Park District organized the Ohio Valley Greenmarket Fair at Glenwood Gardens on Springfield Pike.
The event featured more than 60 local vendors along with cooking and gardening demonstrations.
Chipotle was one of the main sponsors in its efforts to support local farmers.
"We're trying to change the landscape, especially in the fast food world," said Todd Shock, Chipotle marketing strategist. "We are actually one of the cities where we compost. So our leftover green peppers and lettuce, we work with a company called Future Organic so a lot of leftover waste ends up going back into people's gardens here."
The goal of the event was to raise awareness about reducing carbon footprints.
"By creating a fun event, we are encouraging people that reducing waste and their carbon footprint is a healthy and fun activity and a challenge and all these people here are our support team for showing us the way," said
Bobbi Strangfeld with the Hamilton County Park Foundation.
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