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Economic Development

2012 Produce Perks Report released!

The Produce Perks Market Report provides a full scope of the program from May 2012 (2012 program launch) to January 2013 (near the closing of the program in April 2013). Several markets continue to participate in the program throughout the winter and distribute Produce Perks up until the end of April 2013.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

City of Cleveland - Urban Agriculture Overlay District DRAFT

The Urban Agriculture Overlay District was introduced to Cleveland City Council as a measure that would allow for more intensive uses of urban agriculture in certain areas designated by the city.  The legislation is currrently pending before Cleveland City Council.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Cleveland Connects: Can distinctive restaurants, food related businesses, and urban farms nourish the rebirth of Cleveland's neighborhoods?

September 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
The Idea Center at Playhouse Square
1375 Euclid Avenue Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre
Cleveland, OH

 

Can distinctive restaurants, food-related businesses and urban farms nourish the rebirth of Cleveland's neighborhoods?... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Ohio Grown: Local Food Creating Local Opportunities

August 9, 2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH

Ohio Grown: Local Food Creating Opportunities

Keynote Speaker Kathleen Merrigan, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Come learn about changing policies to support local food economies, local food financing, scaling up, and more.  Full invitation to follow.  Questions? Please contact U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's office: OhioGrown [at] brown [dot] senate [dot] gov or 1.888.896.OHIO ext. 2

FRESHWATER - Produce Perks Program Addresses Fresh Food Gaps In City Neighborhoods

When the Broadway Farmers Market in Slavic Village piloted a new program to offer a dollar-for-dollar match to Ohio Direction Card customers who purchase produce, it experienced a 191-percent increase in Direction Card sales in one year.
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Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition