Economic Development

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

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. 

Cleveland Corner Store Project Final Report

The Cleveland Corner Store Project was an initiative of the Case Western Reserve University Center for Health Promotion (now known as the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods) in partnership with the Cleveland Department of Public Health's Steps to a Healthier Cleveland initiative. The 2009 sreport offers a summary of the partnerships, store profiles, challenges and successes of this pilot program.
Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the Terrence M. Ryan Agriculture Education Center at Stanard Farm

June 14, 2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Stanard Farm
5320 Stanard Ave. United States
Cleveland, OH 44103

Please join us for the ... 

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the Terrence M. Ryan Agriculture Education Center at Stanard Farm  ... Read more »

FPC Quarterly Forum: City Kitchens: Dreaming up, building out and sharing the spaces that grow our local food entrepreneurs

May 21, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Great Lakes Brewery Tasting Room
2516 Market Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113

Are you a current or aspiring "community kitchen crusader?"


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2013 Real Food, Real Local Conference

May 15, 2013 - 9:00am - May 17, 2013 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Eclipse Town Company Store
11309 Jackson Drive
The Plains, OH 45780

Are you passionate about local foods? Whether you are a farmer, processor, involved with farmers or retail markets, a food entrepreneur, advocate or consumer, our May conference will whet your appetite with fresh ideas, proven approaches, great connections, and plenty of interaction and fun.

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