Food Security

2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Application

The FPC is currently accpeting applications for farmers' markets and farm stands in Cuayhgoa County to participate in the 2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive. The program will kick off in May 2013 and run until April 2014 (or while funds last). Applications are due (preferably submitted by email) by Monday, March 25th.

Please contact FPC with any questions regarding the program, the application process, and deadline.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Race, Food and Justice Conference

April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm - April 27, 2013 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Varies on each conference day

This event is collaboration between Environmental Health Watch, Growing Power, Rid-All Green Partnership and Case Western Reserve University's Social Justice Institute. The two - day conference will be held at Case Western Reserve University, April 25th-26th,2013.... Read more »

2012 Produce Perks transit posters

Over the course of Summer and Fall of 2012, FPC contracted 40 RTA buses on Cleveland east and west side routes to display posters directing customers to the nearest Produce Perks farmers' markets.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

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 - Agriculture in Residential Districts

The City of Cleveland adopted amendments to the zoning regulations for residential districts that permit farm stands, different design guidelines for fencing, and allow agriculture as a principal use on vacant lots. 

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Food Retail Inventory Tool

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University has developed an assesment tool for food retailers that identifies the availability of healthy options within the store including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole wheat bread, dried beans, and high fiber or low sugar cereals.  The tool also notes if alcohol and tobacco products are sold, if prepared foods are available, and the ratio of food to nonfood aisles in the store.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Consumer Impact Survey TOOL

A 16 question consumer impact survey tool for Produce Perks developed by Wholesome Wave. This survey  was administered at 7 of the participating farmers' markets in Cuyahoga County from August-October 2012. The results are also included on our site.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Consumer Impact Survey RESULTS

Wholesome Wave reported results of their 2012 Produce Perks Consumer Impact Survey. The consumer survey was administered at 7 of the participating markets from August-October 2012. The actual survey tool is also available on our site.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

PRC Seminar Series: Assessing and Mapping the Food Environment

October 24, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
11000 Cedar Avenue BioEnterprise Building - Basement Conference Room
Cleveland, OH

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Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment