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Food Distribution

Growhio Moving Forward With Local Food Aggregator Pilot Program

Anyone who is familiar with the local food movement in northeast Ohio has probably heard mention of a group called Growhio at least a few times. For those unfamiliar with Growhio, the organization developed out of the City of Cleveland’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 summit in 2009 with the goal of serving as a meta-brand for local food in northeast Ohio and uniting isolated partners within the local food movement.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Finance Fund Study Highlights Need For Healthy Food Financing In Ohio

A recent study from Finance Fund highlights the need for a statewide financing program in Ohio that would encourage the development of healthy food retail in the communities that need it most.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

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 »

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Detroit Public Schools Explore Opportunities to Purchase More Local Produce

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Food Policy Coalition have been continuing their work with School Food FOCUS and the six other large, urban school districts in the Upper Midwest Regional Learning Lab.  FOCUS just released a new report, Eating Our Peas and Carrots: Strategies for Expanding K-12 Access to Fruits and Vegetables through Supply Chain Innovation and Investment.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

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 »

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

Local Food Mondays (Registration Required)

March 2, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room
2701 Carroll Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107

Monthly Local Food networking and capacity building events similar to the highly successful events conducted by Entrepreneurs 4 Sustainability, will begin Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. at the Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Tasting Room located at 2701 Carroll Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107.
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Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

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

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

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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