FPC Resources

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Type: Report

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...

Topics: Assessments, Cooperatives, Cuyahoga County, Economic Development, Food Distribution, Food System Infrastructure, Institutional Purchasing, Local Purchasing, Northeast Ohio, Rural-urban Interface, Sustainable Agriculture
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Type: Report
Topics: Cuyahoga County, Economic Development, Farm-to-school (f2s), Food Distribution, Food System Infrastructure, Healthy Eating, Local Purchasing, Northeast Ohio, Policy, Rural-urban Interface, School Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture
Read more May 31, 2012 Download PDF application/pdf icon (1.14 MB)
Type: Guide / How-To

Interested in learning how farmers' markets can accept Food Assistance Program benefits and the Ohio Direction Card (EBT)?  This document provides a step-by-step account of the process market...

Topics: Economic Development, Farm Stands, Farmers' Markets, Food Access, Food Assistance Programs, Food Retail, Healthy Eating, Local Purchasing, Mobile Markets
Read more May 31, 2012 Download PDF application/pdf icon (206.39 KB)
Type: Presentation

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...

Topics: Assessments, Cooperatives, Economic Development, Food Distribution, Food System Infrastructure, Local Purchasing, Northeast Ohio, Rural-urban Interface, Transportation
Working Groups: Local Purchasing
Read more May 31, 2012 Download PDF application/pdf icon (1.34 MB)
Type: Presentation

There are several different food assistance programs offered to residents in Ohio including the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) monthly vouchers, the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, the...

Topics: Farm Stands, Farmers' Markets, Food Access, Food Assistance Programs, Food Retail, Food Security, Healthy Eating, Local Purchasing
Read more May 31, 2012 Download PDF application/pdf icon (2.7 MB)
Type: Presentation

Christie Welch, of The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, has worked with farmers' markets throughout the state to develop the infrastructure and processes to accept the Ohio...

Topics: Farm Stands, Farmers' Markets, Food Access, Food Assistance Programs, Food Retail, Food Security, Healthy Eating, Local Purchasing
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Type: Guide / How-To

The Local Purchasing Working Group of the Food Policy Coalition has received several requests over the last few years from community groups who want to start a farmers' market in their...

Topics: Farm Stands, Farmers' Markets, Food Access, Food Assistance Programs, Food Retail, Local Purchasing, Policy
Working Groups: Local Purchasing
Read more May 31, 2012 Download PDF application/pdf icon (1.25 MB)
Type: Guide / How-To

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,...

Topics: Cuyahoga County, Farm Stands, Farmers' Markets, Food Access, Food Assistance Programs, Healthy Eating, Local Purchasing, Market Gardens, Public Health, Rural-urban Interface, Urban Agriculture
Read more May 31, 2012 Download PDF application/pdf icon (1.73 MB)
Type: Presentation

Jessica Eikleberry, Market Manager of Local Roots Market in Wooster, presented on the development of the Local Roots consumer-producer cooperative...

Topics: Cooperatives, Economic Development, Food Distribution, Food Retail, Food System Infrastructure, Local Purchasing, Northeast Ohio
Working Groups: Local Purchasing
Read more May 31, 2012 Download PDF application/pdf icon (8.36 MB)
Type: Legislation

Here's an article about how Councilman Joe Cimperman introduced three big piece of...

Topics: City of Cleveland, Economic Development, Food Access, Food Production, Food Security, Institutional Purchasing, Local Purchasing, Northeast Ohio, Policy, Rural-urban Interface, Small Livestock, Urban Agriculture, Zoning
Read more May 31, 2012 Download PDF application/pdf icon (1.11 MB)