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Updates Regarding Bittersweet Farms' Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Last Updated: Monday, April 12th, 2021

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bittersweet Farms is taking several proactive, preventative measures to protect its participants and staff. We continue to monitor updates from the CDC and state and local authorities to ensure we are aligned on prevention, protocols, and next steps.

For the first half of 2021, Bittersweet will be working with DODD to plan for a phased, gradual, and safe reopening of the programs that have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

At this time, we are able to share the following specific updates with you:

In this time as always, our mission remains at the forefront: positively impacting the lives of individuals with autism and those whose lives they touch. We will continue to make updates available on this page and on social media.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out at 419-875-6986.


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This page provides resources to the professional media, as well as providing the general public with exciting happenings at Bittersweet.  

We love working with our media professionals and want you to receive all the information you need for a story.  Please feel free to contact us with deadlines and story material so we can provide you with all the necessary materials and resources.  

If your story requires an onsite visit to one of our three locations, please contact Development Director, Julie Champa, at or 419 875 6986, ext. 1272.   We will be happy to make arrangements for you in order to provide the best possible experience with subject matter, photograph opportunities, and expert interviews. 

Please Note:

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for media alerts and media kits, please submit your name, email, phone number, media outlet, title, and mailing address to Julie Champa at

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2021 Press Releases

April 12, 2021: Bittersweet Brings Back In-Person Summer Camp for 2021


March 10, 2021: Bittersweet Farms Offers Produce with Purpose- 2021 CSA Program

2020 Press Releases

November 9, 2020: The Market at Bittersweet Gardens Offers Holiday Gifts with a Purpose


October 22, 2020: Bittersweet, Target Team Up to Offer Sensory Friendly Holiday Shopping for Individuals with Autism


September 8, 2020: Bittersweet "Celebrates Possibilities" with Virtual Fundraiser


July 6, 2020: Lima Area Businesses and Organizations Support Activity Bag Program at Betty’s Farm


June 29, 2020: Bittersweet Offers Virtual Summer Enrichment with Support of Lucas County Board of DD 

June 24, 2020: Crooked Creek Golf Course, Bittersweet Farms Team Up to Offer “The Doug Open” Golf Outing

June 17, 2020: Bittersweet Whitehouse Launches “Activity Pack” Initiative to Connect with Day Program Participants


May 15, 2020: Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm Finds Creative Ways to Connect with Their Participants


April 9, 2020: Social Distancing Can't Stop Mission at Bittersweet Farms

April 6, 2020: Bittersweet Farms Seeks Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Updated


March 24, 2020: Bittersweet Farms Seeks Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

March 9, 2020: Bittersweet’s Social Recreation Program to Offer Golf Series for Teens with Autism


February 26, 2020: Bittersweet Farms Participants Win Gold, Bronze at Special Olympics Ohio Indoor Winter Games  

February 24, 2020: Bittersweet Farms Offers Produce with a Purpose

February 24, 2020: Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm to Offer Creative Writing Classes for Individuals with Autism 

February 18: Greater Toledo Community Foundation #GivingTuesdayNWO 2019 Results


January 8: Resident of Bittersweet Farms to Train for Special Olympics  at Boyne Mountain Resort for 12th Year


2019 Press Releases

December 18: Bittersweet Farms Offers Early Bird Discount for 2020 CSA Memberships 

December 18: Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm to Offer Yoga Classes for Teens and Adults with Autism


October 23: Bittersweet and Two Toledo-Area Target Stores to Offer Sensory Friendly Holiday Shopping Experience for Individuals with Autism

October 16: Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm to Offer Art Classes for Teens and Adults with Autism

October 2: Bittersweet Farms Offers Festive Cookies with a Purpose


September 5: Support Bittersweet Farms at Fall Seafood Feast on September 22nd 


August 19: Bittersweet’s Social Recreation Program to Offer Multi-Sports Program for Teens with Developmental Disabilities


July 2: Bittersweet’s Art Advocacy Program at the Sylvania Red Bird Art Walk


June 4: Bittersweet’s Social Recreation Program to Offer Outdoor Adventure Program to Teens with Autism


May 3: Bittersweet Farms Issues a Voluntary Recall due to Processing Deviation


January 7: Resident of Bittersweet Farms to Train for Special Olympics at Boyne Mountain Resort for 11th Year


2018 Press Releases 

November 9: Bittersweet Holiday Cookie Sale


August 21: Bittersweet Hosts Appy Happy Workshop Series

August 13: Bittersweet Offers Flag Football to Teens with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

August 7: Bittersweet’s Music Vine Series Drums up Local Musical Acts

August 6: Teens with Autism Practice Life Skills at Mud Hens Game


June 15: Bittersweet Participants to Show Barn Animals at County Fairs

June 13: Bittersweet Creative Arts to Sell Artwork at Summer Festivals


May 15: Betty’s Farm to Offer Photography Class to People with Developmental Disabilities  


April 20: Bittersweet Creative Arts to Sell Artwork at Bluffton Arts and Crafts Festival

April 9:  Bittersweet “Celebrates Possibilities” with Annual Spring Fundraiser

April 4:  Bittersweet Offers Bowling League to Teens with Autism


March 29:  Betty’s Farm to Offer Bowling to People with Autism and Developmental Disabilities  


Feburary 20: Bittersweet’s Dynamic Summer Camp Back for 19th Year 

February 6: Bittersweet’s CSA Grows Local Produce with a Purpose


January 8:  Resident of Bittersweet to Train and Ski for Special Olympics for 10th Year 

January 3:  Bittersweet and Toledo Public Library Offer Book Club to Teens with Autism