Cuyahoga County

CCCFPC Highlighted in New Study on the Policy Development Process

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition has been highlighted in a study published through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention which examines the policy development process and investigates FPC's role in developing and implementing four different pieces of legislation.  See the abstract below or click here to view the full study.  

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FPC Community Food Guide Updated for 2015 Season

The popular FPC Community Food Guide has been updated with new farmers' market and CSA information for the 2015 season! The guide is free to download and print but official hard copies are coming soon to local farmers' markets and community centers - be on the lookout! The updated version can be downloaded here.

Ohio State University Extension—Cuyahoga County Receives $152,571 through USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program as part of Wholesome Wave’s $3.77 Million Grant

(Cleveland, Ohio) Today, Ohio State University Extension—Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, and Countryside Conservancy celebrate USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of $31.5 million granted through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Program (FINI).... Read more »

Produce Perks 2015 Application Now Available

The Produce Perks 2015 Application is now available! If you would like to participate in the program this season, please complete the application and submit it by Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:30pm.  The application can be found here:


Applications can be sent via email, US Mail, fax, or delivered in person to:

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FPC Releases Community Food Guide

The newly released FPC Community Food Guide provides local residents and families with a comprehensive overview of healthy and local food in Cuyahoga County, including useful tips for buying and eating healthy and local food on a budget, fun activities for families and communities that will excite kids to try new fruits and vegetables, and a guide to buying seasonal Ohio fruits and vegetables.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Healthy Cleveland Update

The Healthy Cleveland initiative has received some additional support over the past few months with the addition of a new leadership team at the Cleveland Department of Public Health including Director Toinette Parrilla, Commissioner Myron Bennett, and Healthy Cleveland Program Manager Rachael Sommer, formerly Executive Assistant to Councilman Joe... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Potential Changes to Livestock Zoning Laws in Two NEO Communities

Major changes could be coming to one Cleveland neighborhood seeking to enhance community self-sufficiency by changing livestock zoning laws. Last week, Lakewood City Council’s Housing Committee resolved three issues regarding legislation that would create a pilot program to allow residents to raise hens in their backyards.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

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 »

Congratulations to South Euclid School District, 2014 USDA F2S Grant recipients!

Yesterday, the USDA shared a press release detailing the recipients of the 2014 Farm to School grants provided to districts across the US. In Cuyahoga County, South Euclid recieved a large implementation grant that will help them build on their current efforts to source locally grown food for their students' meals. Last year, Cleveland Metropolitan School District received the Farm to School grant from USDA for a planning grant that established OSUE and FPC as partners.

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Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition