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 »

2013 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour & Workshop Series

May 16, 2013 - 11:58am - November 9, 2013 - 11:58am

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts, and Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team 2013 schedule of Ohio Sustainable Farm Tours and Workshop Series can be found here:

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FPC Quarterly Forum: City Kitchens: Dreaming up, building out and sharing the spaces that grow our local food entrepreneurs

May 21, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Great Lakes Brewery Tasting Room
2516 Market Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113

Are you a current or aspiring "community kitchen crusader?"

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2013 Real Food, Real Local Conference

May 15, 2013 - 9:00am - May 17, 2013 - 3:00pm
Eclipse Town Company Store
11309 Jackson Drive
The Plains, OH 45780

Are you passionate about local foods? Whether you are a farmer, processor, involved with farmers or retail markets, a food entrepreneur, advocate or consumer, our May conference will whet your appetite with fresh ideas, proven approaches, great connections, and plenty of interaction and fun.

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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 »

Scaling-up Connections between Regional Ohio Specialty Crop Producers and Local Markets: Distribution as the Missing Link

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 consumption of local foods. Over 90 percent of all food for home consumption is acquired from retail venues (such as grocery stores) (USDA, ERS, 2010), suggesting an important strategy to increase the consumption of Ohio grown foods by Ohioans, is to focus on increasing the flow of these foods through the state’s distribution and retail market systems.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Food Distribution in Ohio: The Missing Link - Dr. Shoshanah Inwood

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 on the findings from their recent report, 'Scaling-up Connections between Regional Ohio Specialty Crop Producers and Local Markets: Distribution as the Missing Link'.  The full report will be available in Fall 2011.

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing