Northeast Ohio

FPC Working with Bush Consulting on the Sustainable Food Business Cluster Project

FPC in partnership with the City of Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability will be working with Bush Consulting of Salem, Ohio to complete an analysis and roadmap of the food business cluster in Northeast Ohio with a focus on Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.  Brookings Institution defines clusters as "geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular sector." After a competitive review process by a selection committee... Read more »

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

It's fresh food season! Check out NEO farmers' markets and CSAs!

It's that time of  year when markets all across the county (and state!) are ramping up to deliver you seasonal, fresh and healthy produce and goods! We have an updated listing of all the Cuyahoga County markets, dates and hours along with who participates in food assistance programs here. ... Read more »

Ohio*s Food System - A Report by Crossroads Resource Center

Clusters of local foods businesses are forming across Ohio, as residents innovate ways to provide healthier food options, and bring farmers into more direct contact with consumers. These business clusters focus their attention on building strong relationships of trust, overcoming a long history of export agriculture.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Scaling-up Connections between Regional Ohio Specialty Crop Producers and Local Markets: Distribution as the Missing Link

Many local food systems advocates focus on increasing the number of farmers selling their products directly to consumers, but this type of direct marketing is only one strategy for increasing the consumption of local foods. Over 90 percent of all food for home consumption is acquired from retail venues (such as grocery stores) (USDA, ERS, 2010), suggesting an important strategy to increase the consumption of Ohio grown foods by Ohioans, is to focus on increasing the flow of these foods through the state’s distribution and retail market systems.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Case Study: South Euclid-Lyndhurst Farm to School Program

The South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health released this report, From Farm to School: Changing Eating Habits One Plate at a Time in December 2011.  The report summarizes the Farm to School initiative at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District that began in September 2010 and led to a new partnership with Red Basket Farm in Kinsman, Ohio.  The school district began purchasing a vari... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Food Distribution in Ohio: The Missing Link - Dr. Shoshanah Inwood

Dr. Shoshanah Inwood from The Ohio State University Center for Farmland Policy Innovation's presentation to the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition's community forum on July 20, 2011 on the findings from their recent report, 'Scaling-up Connections between Regional Ohio Specialty Crop Producers and Local Markets: Distribution as the Missing Link'.  The full report will be available in Fall 2011.

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Local Food Infrastructure in Northeast Ohio

Brad Masi, consultant to the Northeast Ohio Local Food System Assessment and Plan, presented some of the initial findings of the assessment and the challenges and opportunties for the development of local food infrastructure in Northeast Ohio at the October 2010 FPC quarterly meeting.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Understanding Food Deserts and the Factors Affecting Healthy Food Access

Slide presentation by Coalition convener Morgan Taggart, along with Francis Muamba and Dr. Jill Clark, at the Healthy Communities - Active Transportation conference in 2010.

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