Food Production

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

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 »

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 »

Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen's Annual Kitchen Showcase

September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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

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Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

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

2013 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour & Workshop Series

May 16, 2013 - 11:58am - November 9, 2013 - 11:58am

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts, and Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team 2013 schedule of Ohio Sustainable Farm Tours and Workshop Series can be found here:

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Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Urban Gardeners in Cleveland

This presentation shares the results of a survey conducted by Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati and Marisa Warrix of Ohio State Universoty Extension, Cuyahoga County in 1999-2000 of community gardeners in Cleveland.  Their research idenitifes the socio-economic background of Cleveland's community gardeners, fruit and vegetable consumption patterns among these residents, and common methods used for preparing fresh produce.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

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
Great Lakes Brewery Tasting Room
2516 Market Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113

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

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