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Rural-urban Interface

Building Regional Sustainability through Urban-Rural Connections

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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

2010 Local Food Guide - Cuyahoga County

The Health and Nutrition Working Group of the FPC developed the 2010 Local Food Guide for Cuyahoga County.  The 2010 Local Food Guide contains information on nutrition, food preservation, eating seasonally, and urban agriculture and locations of farmers' markets and urban farms throughout the county.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
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

City Record 2009-10-15 - Containing 3 Pieces of Local Food Legislation

Here's an article about how Councilman Joe Cimperman introduced three big piece of legislation on October 15, 2008 - and this document is the City Record that includes all three pieces as they were introduced.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

The City Record 2010-04-07

This document describes an ordinance that was passed in early 2010 that causes the City of Cleveland to offer a bid incentive to local producers, local-food purchasers, and sustainable businesses who apply for a City contract.  Scroll down to or search for "1660-A-09" to read the section containing this ordinance.  You can read more about the implications of the ordinance in this GreenCityBlueLake article and more about the history of the ordinance in ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Cleveland Ordinance No. 1660-A-09

This document describes an ordinance that was passed in early 2010 that causes the City of Cleveland to offer a bid incentive to local producers, local-food purchasers, and sustainable businesses who apply for a City contract.  You can read more about the implications of the ordinance in this GreenCityBlueLake article and more about the history of the ordinance in ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing