“Local produce has become a very hot topic, a trend for consumers, and they’re asking for it,” Clabaugh said.
Lisa and David Schacht grow vegetables on about 60 acres on the edge of Columbus.
“There is increasing demand,” Lisa Schacht said.
The buy-local trend has generated increased demand each year, she said.
“The additional hype or notoriety of local has just made those buyers all the more aggressive looking for product,” she said.
The Schachts, who grow 20 crops, wind up the local season in October with pumpkins, Lisa Schacht said.
Their growing operation is called Schacht Family Farm.