New producers join ‘Preble Roots’

PREBLE COUNTY — This summer, Preble Roots welcomed three new participants into the program promoting home-grown and locally produced products from Preble County.

The most recent Preble Roots participants JT Moreland Farms, The Yarn Barn & Blessed Criations, and The Olde Thyme Way.

JT Moreland Farms LLC, located in Camden, is operated by Josh Moreland. The farm specializes in USDA inspected freezer beef and beef jerky. Reach Moreland at 937-336-1088, at or check them out at .

The Yarn Barn, located in Somerville, is operated by Carrie Davis. The southern Preble County farm raises alpacas, harvests their fiber and processes it luxury yarns. The yarns are made on site at a fiber mill and sold. Reach Davis at 513-276-0528, via email at or check them out at

Olde Thyme Way, located in Lewisburg, is operated by Lori Pheanis. Olde Thyme Way specializes in room sprays, premium lotions, premium liquid hand soap, fine fragrance spray, perfume oil, room reed diffusers, liquid tarts, and The Olde Thyme Soup Mix. Reach Pheanis at 937-962-2341, by email at, or check out the website at

From homegrown produce and meat products to handmade jewelry and artwork, Preble County has a wide variety of farmers and artisans growing and creating their wares right here at home.

Preble Roots is a branding and marketing opportunity which allows local producers to market their products and show off their Preble County roots. Preble Roots is a cooperative effort of the Preble County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Preble County Development Partnership, Preble County Farm Bureau and the Preble County Chamber of Commerce.

A Preble Roots product directory is in the works. The PCCVB will be sharing with consumers the value of the logo in identifying Preble County’s locally-produced products. The directory will be in print, and will also be made available online.

The Preble Roots logo helps to identify products which are at least 60 percent raised, grown or produced in Preble County. Food, fiber, or the arts — all are included.

Producers wanting to brand their products and benefit from the Preble Roots marketing efforts are encouraged to sign up. Registration information is available at Cost is $25 annually, which includes listing in all directories and the use of the Preble Roots logo for one year, as well as a business-card style advertisement in the print directory.

Local producers and artisans may have their basic contact information listed in the 2018 directory free of charge. Forms for submission for inclusion are located at

Visit the Preble Roots page at to find out about other Preble Roots participants, to register to become the newest member, or submit your information for inclusion in the directory. Deadline for participation is Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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R-H Staff