Northeast Ohio

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

FPC Releases Community Food Guide

The newly released FPC Community Food Guide provides local residents and families with a comprehensive overview of healthy and local food in Cuyahoga County, including useful tips for buying and eating healthy and local food on a budget, fun activities for families and communities that will excite kids to try new fruits and vegetables, and a guide to buying seasonal Ohio fruits and vegetables.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
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 »

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 »

Building Coalitions to Support Local and Regional Food Systems

Building Coalitions to Support Local and Regional Food Systems by Morgan Taggart presented at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association Annual Conference in Granville, OH on Febuary 14, 2015.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

The FPC 2014 Community Food Guide now in Spanish

The popular 2014 Community Food Guide has been translated into Spanish. Please spread the word and share this resource with anyone who might benefit from it, in English or in Spanish! Feel free to download it and print it from our site or be on the lookout for hard-copy guides in your community. Contact Nico Boyd at boyd [dot] 406 [at] osu [dot] edu or 216-429-8200 ext. 212 for more details.

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Panel Discussion and Meeting with The Food Trust

December 17, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Location: 
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University
11000 Cedar Avenue BioEnterprise Building, Ground Floor Conference Room
Cleveland , OH 44106

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition in partnership with the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods will be hosting a team from The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based non-profit, this week in Cleveland.  The Food Trust has led work in Pennsylvania and nationally in support of healthy food financing and healthy food retail, including corner and convenience stores.  You can read more about their work here: ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

The FPC Community Food Guide

The FPC Community Food Guide is a helpful tool that busts myths about healthy & local food, helps families create heatlhy meal plans & shopping lists, provides the locations of Cuyahoga County Farmers' Markets, and more. 

This invaluable resource includes many tips to help save time and money, such as simple recipes, grocery lists & meal plans as well as fun activities for families & communities and a list of seasonal Ohio fruits and vegetables.  

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

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