Economic Development

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 »

Mother Jones article on FSMA - 4 foods that could disappear

At the beginning of this month, Mother Jones published an article on four foods that could be difficult (if not impossible) to easily buy and consume if the new proposed food safety rules of the Federal Food Safety and Modernization Act pass.... 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 »

FPC Working with Bush Consulting on the Sustainable Food Business Cluster Project

FPC in partnership with the City of Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability will be working with Bush Consulting of Salem, Ohio to complete an analysis and roadmap of the food business cluster in Northeast Ohio with a focus on Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.  Brookings Institution defines clusters as "geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular sector." After a competitive review process by a selection committee... 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

2012 Produce Perks Market Report

The Produce Perks Market Report provides a full scope of the program from May 2012 (2012 program launch) to May 2013. Several markets continue to participate in the program throughout the winter and distribute Produce Perks up until the end of April 2013. FPC looks forward to starting a new round of the Produce Perks program in the 2013 season starting, once again, in May.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen's Annual Kitchen Showcase

September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen
2800 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Join Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen for an evening of food, music, and fun as they celebrate a successful first year of supporting food entrepreneurs in Greater Cleveland! Sample food from member companies and graduates of their Food Business Incubator Program.

FOOD by CCLK | DRINK by Market Garden Brewery | MUSIC by Son Gitano The New Latin Swing in Cleveland

FREE registration at www.eventbrite.com

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Design a Local Food B2B Matchmaking Initiative at the Sustainabale Cleveland 2019 Summit

September 17, 2014 - 8:00am - September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Cleveland Public Auditorium

On September 17th and 18th, Mayor Frank G.... Read more »

Sustainable Foods Business Cluster Roadmap - Final Report

The City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Ohio State University Extension, and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition have developed a sustainable food cluster roadmap for Cuyahoga County, with a core objective to increase regional jobs, revenue, and sustainability by supporting local food and beverage businesses. ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Produce Perks 2013 Snapshot Summary

Strapped for the time to read a full-length report on the program? We've got some summarized impacts from 2013 in this Snapshot.