REYNOLDSBURG - As the holiday season quickly approaches, Ohio Proud announces a special holiday campaign urging Ohioans to celebrate by making holiday dishes and giving gifts featuring Ohio products. Whether you're spending the holidays at home, entertaining with friends or celebrating at work, make the best of the holidays by shopping Ohio Proud.

Consumers can look for the Ohio Proud logo when buying Ohio made and Ohio grown products. When you purchase Ohio Proud products you are supporting Ohio farmers, food processors, and your community. Every dollar spent on Ohio Proud products reinvests in the state's economy. From fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, to snack foods, wine and baked goods you will find Ohio Proud products in every aisle of your favorite grocery store.

Online shoppers can visit the Ohio Proud web site at www.ohioproud.org for partner web sites and recipes for holiday meals. Ohio Proud can also be found on Pinterest, sharing home-grown gift, recipe and party planning ideas.

Ohio Proud is a program of the Ohio Department of Agriculture that helps consumers identify food and agricultural products produced by local farmers and food processors. Ohio companies that grow or make at least 50 percent of their product in Ohio are eligible to join the Ohio Proud program. There are currently 456 Ohio Proud partners located across 78 of Ohio's 88 counties.