City of Cleveland

City of Cleveland and FPC Release Food Business Cluster Roadmap

The City of Cleveland and FPC have released the findings from the Sustainable Foods Business Cluster Roadmap - a five-year plan with a core objective to increase regional jobs, revenue and sustainability by supporting local food and beverage businesses.  The roadmap takes a closer look at the food business cluster as a 'geographic concentration  of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions' all related in some way to the food industry.... Read more »

USDA partners with Market Link to make SNAP acceptance an easier process for farmers and farmers' markets!

May 1st, 2014 marks the start of another season of Produce Perks at Cuyahoga County farmers' markets. We are currently planning to reach out to markets in Cuyahoga that do not already accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance - food stamps) to offer them the technical assistance to do so. For any markets that are interested in SNAP, we are happy to assist in the process in order to participate in Perks this 2014 season.... Read more »

City of Cleveland Community Garden program, Summer Sprout, releases 2012 report

Cleveland’s Community Gardening Program, Summer Sprout, is a partnership between the City of Cleveland and Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County (OSUECC). Cleveland has historically supported community gardens through Summer Sprout by providing soil testing, seeds, starter plants, soil amendments, tilling services, and raised bed materials. OSUECC began supporting community gardens in Cleveland in 1977 through its Urban Community Gardening Program. This program was funded by the USDA through the early 1990’s to provide education and technical assistance to community gardens.... Read more »

National Farm to School Census-see where Ohio Stands

In the final days of National Farm to School month during October, USDA released a nation-wide census of farm to school activity between 2011-2012. Since 2013 when the data collection process began, 8,800 school districts of the 13,914 targeted for responses replied to the census questionnaire and 3,812 of those district reported engaging in farm to school activities. All the questionnaires were provided at the district levels by state agency leads like Departments of Education.... Read more »

Food hubs across the nation-new study examines leading models and best practices

Food hubs often encompass all or several of the missing link(s) necessary to better faciliate the process of bringing local foods from farm to fork. I like to think of them as the physical places that are home to every "sticky point" in the food economy or the critical components of the food system (production, aggregation, processing, distribution, consumption, waste).... Read more »

Healthy Cleveland Food Guidelines Released in City Hall Press Conference

Above, FPC staff members Morgan Taggart and Morgan Bulger join representatives of the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, the Children's Hunger Alliance, as well as Director Karen Butler and Councilman Joe Cimperman at a press release of the Healthy Cleveland Nutrition Guidelines.... Read more »

Healthy Cleveland Nutrition Guidelines

In order to help the City of Cleveland and partner agency organizations serve the healthies possible choices to Cleveland residents, the Cleveland Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition has partnered with the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Foodbank, and other amazing organizations to create healthy nutrition guidelines for foods purchased and served. These Nutrition Guidelines will serve as a part of the City of Cleveland's, Healthy Cleveland Initiative, and are based off of the USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidelines.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Film Screening - Polycultures: Food Where We Live

September 14, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Capitol Theater
1390 W 65th St.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Celebrate Cleveland's Local Food Movement with a Gordon Square Farmers' Market Sponsored movie screening at Capitol Theater. PolyCultures: Food Where We Live weaves together the stories that make Northeast Ohio's unique food culture. The film captures the homegrown talent of local film-makers Mika Johnson, Tom Kondilas, and Brad Masi.... Read more »

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the FPC Explore School Gardening and Local Procurement for the Farm to School Initiative

Members of diverse community organizations met earlier this month on a sunny August morning to discuss the expansion of school gardening at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) schools.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FPC Partners with City of Cleveland and Cleveland Foodbank to Create Healthy Food Guidelines!

Ohio State University Extension and The Food Policy Coalition are working in partnership with the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to create a set of healthy food purchasing and serving guidelines.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition