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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 »

FPC Shares Recommendations on Urban Soils with Congresswoman Fudge for 2012 Farm Bill

Members of the FPC shared recommendations with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, member of the House Agriculture Committee and her staff at a Farm Bill 2012 Roundtable on May 23rd in Geauga County.   Ideas about how to support urban agriculture through healthy soils and farmers' markets were presented.  Here are the recommendations for creating healthy soils for urban agriculture and the role USDA and the Farm Bill can play in supporting these efforts. We'll share the farmers market recommendations in a future post.... Read more »

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Land Use & Planning

Ruminants Rule!

Goats and sheep are making a new home into a few communities in Cuyahoga County this year.  Beachwood City Council voted 5-0 for an ordinance to allow farm animals on residential property on May 7, 2012. The new policy allows residents to keep goats and sheep on tracts larger than 1.1 acres with a conditional use permit.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Seasonal High Tunnel workshop for urban farmers TONIGHT!

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge invites you and all interested constituents to take part in an informational workshop on applying, registering, planning, contracting, and practices that impact installing a Seasonal High Tunnel, a Cleveland initiative with the support of Congresswoman Fudge with funding from USDA's Natural Resource and Conservation Services EQUIP program.

If you or anyone you know is an urban farmer seeking funding for hoop houses and other growing initiatives, please plan to attend this workshop.... Read more »

WE TWEET FOR FOOD POLICY!

That's right, folks! The FPC has developed a twitter account to keep dialogue moving on food policy issues locally and nationally. Check us out, follow us around and see who we are following!

https://twitter.com/#!/CCCFoodPolicy

Two Summer Events for Green City Growers Greenhouse Cooperative in Central! Register by May 18th!

Refer to this flyer to register for the community event on May 23rd or get information on the hiring process within the community on June 16th!... Read more »

Urban Farmers: Apply for Hoop House funding through USDA's EQIP Program!

USDA is working with the City of Cleveland, The Cuyahoga County Soil and Water Conservation District and other partners on amending requirements in their EQIP program in order to extend its perks (funding for hoop house construction) to urban growers! ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Double Value Produce Perks

                            

Program Details

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition (FPC) is happy to offer another year of the Produce Perks program in Cuyahoga County!

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Forging a team for HEALth in Central!

While the Food Policy Coalition aims to operate within a broader regional realm, a focus on healthy eating policies and programs in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood has been undertaken by the FPC. HEAL (Healthy Eating/Active Living), an initiative developed by The Sisters of Charity Foundation, aims to promote equitable and adequate access to fresh, healthy food for Central residents, encourage better eating behaviors, and increase physical activity outlets in order to stifle the upsurge of preventable diseases that affect residents in the community and diminish quality of life.... Read more »