Food Production

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 »

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: http://www.oeffa.org/pdfs/farmtour2013.pdf

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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
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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City of Euclid Resolution for Hen Pilot Program

Euclid City Council is considering a proposed resolution that would create a hen pilot program for five families to each raise a flock of 4 chickens.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

City of Cleveland - Urban Garden District Zoning

The City of Cleveland adopted legislation that created a new zoning district specifically for urban agriculture and related uses.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

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

City of Cleveland - Keeping of Farm Animals and Bees Licensing

The City of Cleveland adopted regulations that permit the keeping of farm animals and bees in all zoning districts throughout the city.  This legislation describes the permitting regulations through the Cleveland Department of Public Health that apply to the licenses required for keeping livestock.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning