Northeast Ohio

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 »

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 Culinary Launch and Kitchen's Annual Kitchen Showcase

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

FREE registration at www.eventbrite.com

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 »

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Local Purchasing

A Recipe for Success: Developing a Sustainable Foods Business Roadmap for Cuyahoga County

The City of Cleveland Mayor's Office of Sustainability, Ohio State University Extension, and Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition have developed a sustainable foods business cluster roadmap for Cuyahoga County, with a core objective to increase regional jobs, revenue and sustainability by supporting local food and beverage businesses. This is an Executive Summary of the roadmaping process and the proposed interventions.

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

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
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Land Use & Planning
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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 »

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Community Food Assessment
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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