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Allergy chef comes to Imagination Station

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On Tuesday, Kathlena Rails — known as the Allergy Chef for her efforts to create recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, soy, corn, and yeast — will be at the Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way, as part of the Food Allergy Awareness Expedition that is touring the United States. Learn about dietary restrictions and sample new foods at this family friendly event.

Also serving delicious items for those who have food limitations will be Fowl and Fodder’s chef/​owner Scott Bowman, offering grass-fed beef hot dogs and fresh fruit, and Kristy Richardson of On My Kids Plate (​OnMyKidsPlate), an online resource for parents of picky eaters.

Two sessions, from 11 a.m. to noon or from noon to 1 p.m., are available; the event is free with admission and for members, but registration is required. 

For more information, call 419-244-2674 or go to

Fowl and Fodder community wall

More exciting news from Mr. Bowman: His restaurant Fowl and Fodder, which showcases ingredients provided by area farmers and food producers, has a community wall featuring supporters’ names at its original location at 7408 W. Central Ave. Now that its second site, at 614 Adams St., is nearing completion, it’s time to create a community wall for the foyer of the new place too.

For every dollar provided to help the restaurant in its goal to create a system for bottling and distributing fresh, cold-pressed juices, Fowl and Fodder will donate 15 percent to Food for Thought, an organization that helps to combat food insecurity in northwest Ohio with mobile pantries. (A juicer was purchased with donations from a previous Kickstarter campaign.)

Prices for individuals’ and families’ names to be displayed on the wall are $25 for the small size, $50 for medium, and $100 for large print. Businesses can have their logos included for $100 (small), $250 (medium), or $500 (large).

For more information or to make a donation, visit

Raising ‘dough’ for cancer research

On Tuesday, 142 Domino’s franchises in Ohio will be raising dough — or, rather, funds — for cancer research by donating 10 percent of that day’s sales to the bike tour team named Domino’s for Mike, in honor of corporate representative Mike Callicotte of Columbus who was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. 

The team will ride in the Pelotonia bike tour on Aug. 5, and all money raised will be donated to the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

This is the third year for the fund-raiser, which “is our way of giving back,” says Brian Edler, who owns 17 franchises in the state, including in Toledo.

Farmers’ market coupons for seniors

The Area Office on Aging still has a limited number of Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons for low-income seniors age 60 and older who are eligible to receive them. These can be used to purchase fresh local produce.

Applications are available at, or can be sent if you call 419-382-0624 to request one. You can also stop by the office from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2155 Arlington Ave.

To be eligible, a single senior must have an annual income of $22,311 or less, or a combined income of $30,044 for a household of two.

Contact Mary Bilyeu at
 or 419-724-6155 or on Twitter @BladeFoodPage.

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