Local farm fuels body, mind with new teaching kitchen

Turner Farm fuels the body and mind with its new teaching kitchen. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Turner Farm is one of three working farms in Indian Hill.

It has been in operation since the early 1800s, but there's nothing dated about what they're doing there.

They have just opened a brand new kitchen that could help you stay healthy.

Just off Given Road in Indian Hill, Turner Farm is a hidden gem, Cincinnati's largest certified, organic farm.

The food grown there is said to feed the body, mind and spirit, and it could someday keep you out of the doctor's office.

"It's one thing to grow produce, but how do you manage that produce?" Robert Edmiston said. "What do you do with managing that produce?"

This is an educational farm with a brand new, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen.

There is enough space that the chef can work with eight different teams at a time.

"You have closed circuit TV, one camera showing the food, the other camera on the chef," Edmiston said.

Thanks to a partnership with UC's Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, medical students, nurses, pharmacists and doctors can go there to learn the benefits of food as medicine.

"The chronic diseases that are really facing our country today, so chronic pain, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, are things that are really related to healthy lifestyle and behaviors," Dr. Sian Cotton said.

All things related to how you eat, move, sleep and manage stress.

"So, that really needs to be the foundation of what we teach in our medical schools."

It's a hands-on lesson students will now get at a farm where the mission is to nurture the community.

There will be two events at the farm this weekend to raise money for UC's Integrative Health and Wellness program.

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