MEDIA & AWARDS 2018-01-13T15:55:08+00:00

Every once in a while, our hard work here on the farm gets noticed. Here’s a listing of some awards and news coverage of Mockingbird Meadows:

media and awards

January 2018
Herbal Support
Mother Earth Living Magazine selects and unveils our Body Rebalance Kit as a recommended product package in conjunction with its articles about Aviva Rohm’s latest book, “The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution.” Available at www.motherearthliving.com/store.

September 2017
My Tiny Home Farm: Simple Ideas for Small Spaces
Mockingbird Meadows is featured as a great example of a farm doing unique things in small spaces. Published by British Authors Francine Raymond and Bill Mason. We’re honored to be one of only two farms featured from the United States!

April 2017
Land of Herbs and Honey
Mockingbird Meadows is featured as a unique attraction in Ohio Cooperative Living Magazine, one of Ohio’s largest magazine publications.

April 2016
9 Ayurveda Tips for a Healthy Spring
Alignyo’s editors recommend Mockingbird Meadow’s triphala honey spread as a great thing to add to your regimen for a healthier springtime.

February 2016
Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers
Our very own Dawn Combs was interviewed by Author Lisa Kivirist as part of this book which examines tips and tricks for the woman farmer.

October 2015
5 Herbal Solutions for Winter
The editors of Mother Earth Living Magazine select our Gentian Digestive Bitters as one of five products that you should definitely consider as Winter nears.

June 2015
Memory Candy
Dawn visits WTTE Fox 28s “Good Morning Columbus” on June 4th as an herbal expert to demo a recipe on creating herbal remedies as candy.

October 2014
The Fertility Connection Between Soil & Body
Author Dawn Combs discusses the link between soil health and our own fertility as part of the Fall 2014 Biodynamics journal. Learn how biodynamics as a farming practice can lend insights into our own health.

November-December 2013
2013 Gift Guide Selection
Mockingbird Meadow’s Rose Petal Infused Honey was selected by the editors of Mother Earth Living Magazine as one of its holiday picks. We are honored to be recognized for one of our farm’s artistic creations.

October 2013
Top 5 Ayurveda Tools for Fall (Vata Season)
Alignyo once again highlights our Triphala Honey Spreads as a great product to consider for the Fall to use before bed nightly for better balance.

September 26, 2013
Farm a Featured Guest on the Heritage Radio Network
Dawn Combs talks with Erin Fairbanks of The Farm Report about the challenges of modern homesteading and talks about the link between our food and medicine.

July 2013
National Homesteader of the Year
Mockingbird Meadows is named by Mother Earth News as one of six 2013 Homesteaders of the Year. The national award is given each year by the magazine to kick off International Homesteading Education Month.

July 20, 2013
Advocates for Healing Properties of Herbs
Local press visits the farm to talk about the unique nature of the farm and the many medicinal benefits of growing herbs.

May 16, 2013
Dawn on Blogtalkradio
Homestead Herbalist Dawn Combs joined blogtalkradio and Carrie Pierce on her show “Magnificent Menopause & Beyond” for an hour-long interview to discuss the use of herbs by women for menopause relief and general balance.

May 10, 2013
Featured Guest on NPR
Dawn Combs of Mockingbird Meadows spoke as a featured guest on All Sides with Ann Fisher. The nationally aired show provided a panel discussion about continued problems with honeybee colony losses. Mockingbird Meadows provided a viewpoint for sustainable beekeeping and the improved results obtained by focusing on the health of the honeybee and using management practices that limit exposure to chemicals and other stressors.

April 10, 2013
9 Ayurveda Tips for a Healthy Spring
Mockingbird Meadows is recommended by the editors of Alignyo as one of many great Ayurvedic tips to include as you conduct your own personal Spring cleaning.

April 6, 2013
Mockingbird Hosts Bee Sanctuary Event
In conjunction with Whole Foods and Edible Columbus, Mockingbird Meadows hosted a fundraising event for the non-profit Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary and noted biodynamic beekeeper Gunther Hauk.

January 2, 2013
Mockingbird Meadows Talks Entrepreneurial Excellence
Dawn Combs speaks on the Entrepreneurial Excellence Show with Heather L. Tapin about all 2013 has to offer you on Blog Talk Radio.

January 2013
Top 12 Pick for 2013
The Spirited Woman has selected Mockingbird Meadows as one of its top national finds for 2013. Our farm is honored to be selected for our efforts to embrace the spirit of our land and provide honey and herbs with healing intent.

December 31, 2012
Mockingbird Meadows Showcased in Hobby Farm Home
Hobby Farm Home magazine features Mockingbird Meadows in their Cottage Industry section as a unique farming and business model.

December 2012
Artisinal Artistry
The Tasting Room Magazine has selected OYO Whiskey’s brunch cocktail “Sage” as one of the best as selected by a panel of 11 judges in Louisville, Kentucky. We are proud that Mockingbird Meadows’ sage-infused honey sets OYO’s recipe apart from the competition!

November 2012
Finds of a Festival
We are proud to announce that Mockingbird Meadows’ Triphala Honey Spreads were selected by Alignyo as one of the top three finds at the national Yoga Journal Conference held in Estes Park, Colorado.

October 24, 2012
Area Farmers Finding Number of Ways to Bring People Back to the Land
Associated Press: Newswire story carried throughout the U.S. highlights Mockingbird Meadows as a prime example of how Ohio farmers are finding new ways to profit through agritourism.

October 2012
Pre-Holiday Perks
Alignyo highlights Mockingbird Meadows’ triphala honey spreads as “A Sweet Detox.” The editors noted that our honey and herbs are packed with healing intent in a sustainable way.

October 1, 2012
La Dolce Vita
Covering the importance of herbs in Mediterranean-themed weddings, the editors of Brides Magazine select our rosemary infused honey and Honey Love infusions as inspired products for a Tuscan Garden wedding.

September 1, 2012
Edible Columbus Features Mockingbird Meadows
The Fall 2012 issue of Edible Columbus includes a center spread on the farm. Colleen Leonardi captures how our farm is uniquely focused on the healing experience of food as medicine.

Summer 2012
WOSU TV34 “Chefs in the City” includes Sweet Ingredient
Jay Cotrell, the Head Chef of M at Miranova used our Lemon Ginger Garlic infused honey to create a magnificent scallop entrée for viewers.

Spring 2012
Discussion about Biodynamics and Local Food
Edible Columbus interviews infused Chef Magdiale Wolmark of Till Dynamic Fare in a thoughtful discussion about biodynamics and how it impacts the quality of food. We’re noted as one of few producers using this method.

Mid-May 2011
Ohio’s Country Journal
Journalist Matt Reese provides an in-depth write-up about our unique approach to small-scale agriculture and apiculture. The journal is one of Ohio’s premier agricultural magazines covering producers, market trends and farming around the state.

August 2010
Mockingbird Meadows on Sustainable Tour
Our unique honey and herb operation/homesteading model is highlighted in the article “County Farm Featured on Sustainable Tour” as part of the statewide farm tour promoted by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA).

June 15, 2010
Mockingbird Contributes to Sara Snow Web Article
Read about all of the benefits of raw honey in the sarasnow.com article “Honey’s the Sweetest Thing.” Dawn provides the beekeeping expertise to help explain how raw honey truly is a great addition to anyone’s medicine cabinet.

April 2010
Mockingbird in Biodynamic Farming Article
Ohio Authority interviews Mockingbird Meadows for their online article “Roots Radicals: Biodynamic Farming in Ohio” covering our farm’s implementation of biodynamic principles and its uniqueness to the Ohio agricultural landscape.

September 1, 2008
Mockingbird Meadows in Ohio Magazine
Ohio Magazine’s article, “A Taste of Honey,” highlights Mockingbird Meadow’s small-farm approach to agriculture using biodynamic principles as guidance.

September 2, 2008
In the New York Times
As part of their coverage of Slow Food Nation in San Francisco, The New York Times mentions our Coffee-Infused Honey as one of the unique artisanal foods showcased during the multi-day event in its article “A Slow Food Festival Reaches Out to the Uncommitted.”

September 2008
Top Tastes of the Pavilion
The Washington Post selected Mockingbird Meadows as one of the best finds at the 2008 Slow Food Nation Taste Pavilion held in San Francisco, California. Mockingbird Meadows provided approximately 30,000 tastings of infused honeys during the weekend event.

September 2008
Mockingbird a Featured Producer in Columbus Monthly
Columbus Monthly’s article “The Other Markets” highlights how local producers are meeting the needs of a growing local food movement. Mockingbird Meadows is covered as a featured producer bringing artisanal products to the agricultural scene.

July 2008
“Best of the Good, Clean and Fair Products in the United States”
Mockingbird Meadows Infused Honeys are selected as one of two Ohio representatives for national Slow Food® event.

October 2005
National Barn of the Year
Our main barn was designed by Carson to specifically house our honey and herb-drying operations. Made to mimic the nostalgic look of a traditional red barn with white crossbucks, ours was selected by Wicks as one of their nationally selected “Barns of the Year.” Thanks to contractor EVCO in Mechanicsburg, Ohio for their hard work!