Health and Equity

Ensuring access to healthy, local food for all residents of Cuyahoga County.

Community Engagement and Collaboration

Creating forums to bring together diverse stakeholders of the food system – from producers to consumers and all those in between.

photo by Sean Norris
Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

Removing barriers to new market opportunities for local food businesses including urban farms, farmers’ markets and food trucks.

photo by Sean Norris
Research-Based Decision Making

Assessing the local and regional food environment to guide policies and programs.


posted Mar 11, 2014 by Erika Meschkat
The outcomes and impacts of Produce Perks are now available here through our full-length...
posted Mar 5, 2014 by Morgan Bulger
Since the beginning of the new year, the farm bill, AKA the Agriculture Act of 2014, has officially...
posted Mar 4, 2014 by Erika Meschkat
As we work to put together a 2013 report on Double Value Produce Perks program at farmers' markets...
posted Mar 3, 2014 by Erika Meschkat
Back when the USDA Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was enacted in 2010, school districts were...
posted Feb 21, 2014 by Erika Meschkat
Calling all Cuyahoga County farmers' markets! Interested in participating in Produce Perks this...

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When the Broadway Farmers Market in Slavic Village piloted a new program to offer a... <see article>
  The Beachwood Planning and Zoning Commission referred to City Council two ordinances dealing... <see article>
In April 2011, Cleveland City Council passed a law to ban restaurants from using cooking oils... <see article>
Dr. Parwinder Grewal, faculty member at The Ohio State University and based at Ohio Agricultural... <see article>

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Produce Perks EBT Incentive

Double Value Produce Perks -- an EBT incentive for farmers' market customers shopping with their Ohio Direction Card. Learn more.

Produce Prescription

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