Food hubs across the nation-new study examines leading models and best practices

Food hubs often encompass all or several of the missing link(s) necessary to better faciliate the process of bringing local foods from farm to fork. I like to think of them as the physical places that are home to every "sticky point" in the food economy or the critical components of the food system (production, aggregation, processing, distribution, consumption, waste).... Read more »

Healthy Cleveland Food Guidelines Released in City Hall Press Conference

Above, FPC staff members Morgan Taggart and Morgan Bulger join representatives of the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, the Children's Hunger Alliance, as well as Director Karen Butler and Councilman Joe Cimperman at a press release of the Healthy Cleveland Nutrition Guidelines.... Read more »

Produce Prescription

Program Details

Through the Produce Perks incentive program, FPC has established relationships with several farmers’ markets in Cuyahoga County to better connect low-income residents to healthy, local food. A 2012 FPC survey of farmers’ market participating in ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Farm Bill Update - Ohio Will Be Significantly Represented at Conference

Amidst the government shut down and the fiscal cliff, congress is facing yet another challenge of bipartisanship. The Farm Bill, officially expired October 1st and one year past initial deadline, appears to finally be approaching a resolution. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives have nominated conferees to meet in a series of conference meetings that will resolve the next farm bill. Fortunately, Ohio is represented significantly at the Farm Bill conference, by both the House and the Senate.... Read more »

HELP FUND-RAISE for Healthy Corner Stores initiative in Cleveland!

VIA Tremont West Development Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio:

Starting today, we are participating in an online fundraiser via the Enterprise Nurture an Idea Award CrowdRise Challenge. In case you’re not familiar with CrowdRise, it’s a web-based fundraising vehicle that capitalizes on crowd sourcing and peer to peer fundraising.

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FPC's Morgan Taggart 1 of 4 to receive ODA's Women of the year Award 2013!

Congratulations, MT! 

This week Morgan Taggart was awarded ODA's "Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year" award for exceptional leadership and contributions to the ag industry in Ohio.  Administered through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Office of the First Lady, the program seeks nominations of women on the basis of their contributions to Ohio agriculture, leadership and advocacy in the agriculture community and significant impact on the agriculture industry as a whole.... Read more »

FPC Conducting Farmers’ Market Surveys with Vendors

As autumn swiftly carries us away from summer, farmers’ markets are beginning to wrap up another bountiful season. With many farmers’ markets ending within the next couple of weeks, the Food Policy Coalition thought this would be the perfect time to gauge the opinions of vendors about the Produce Perks Program.... 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 Metropolitan School District and the FPC Explore School Gardening and Local Procurement for the Farm to School Initiative

Members of diverse community organizations met earlier this month on a sunny August morning to discuss the expansion of school gardening at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) schools.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FPC Partners with City of Cleveland and Cleveland Foodbank to Create Healthy Food Guidelines!

Ohio State University Extension and The Food Policy Coalition are working in partnership with the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to create a set of healthy food purchasing and serving guidelines.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition