GREEN CITY BLUE LAKE - How do we raise awareness of local food?

A top point from today’s Cleveland-Cuyahoga Food Policy Coalition quarterly meeting is education around fresh food has and will continue to shrink ‘food deserts’ – Cleveland neighborhoods where access to fresh food is near impossible. Jenita McGowan recapped her community dialogue in four Cleveland neighborhoods where she asked residents what they consider fresh food, where they get it and why they don’t

Price, quality, choice, access to information and transportation are the big issues for people living in ‘food deserts’. Food deserts of up to five miles for inner city residents are common in urban areas across the U.S., Mark Winne, a national food rights professional and author of "Closing the Food Gap" comments in the LESS Productions film “PolyCultures” which the coalition screened one of four segments today.