Cuyahoga County

Defining and Analyzing a Food Desert by CSU Student Monique Russell

Cleveland State University student, Monique Russell, and Dr. Brian Mikelbank of CSU's Levin College of Urban Affairs recently completed a revised anaylsis of food access in Cuyahoga County that includes food pantries, urban gardens, and farmers markets and a measure of access using network analysis instead of straight line distance.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Cleveland Connects: Can distinctive restaurants, food related businesses, and urban farms nourish the rebirth of Cleveland's neighborhoods?

September 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
The Idea Center at Playhouse Square
1375 Euclid Avenue Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre
Cleveland, OH

 

Can distinctive restaurants, food-related businesses and urban farms nourish the rebirth of Cleveland's neighborhoods?... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Health and Nutrition Working Group Meeting

August 14, 2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Gypsy Beans and Baking Company
6425 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland

Join us for our next Health and Nutrition Working Group meeting.  We'll be sharing updates on our three major goals for 2012 - developing healthy vending policies, supporting farm to school initiatives, and increasing the use of food assistance programs at farmers' markets.  If you'd like to join us, please RSVP to Working Group Chair Annie Stahlheber at astahlheber [at] ccbh [dot] net

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

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 »

Cuyahoga County Farmers Markets 2012

Listing of all known farmers' markets and farm stands in Cuyahoga County. This listing includes information on days and hours of operation, location, which RTA routes serve each market, and which markets accept WIC and Senior Farmers' Market coupons, the Ohio Direction Card, and offer Double Value Produce Perks for Ohio Direction Card shoppers.  This information will be updated periodically throughout the season.

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

FRESHWATER - Produce Perks Program Addresses Fresh Food Gaps In City Neighborhoods

When the Broadway Farmers Market in Slavic Village piloted a new program to offer a dollar-for-dollar match to Ohio Direction Card customers who purchase produce, it experienced a 191-percent increase in Direction Card sales in one year.
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Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition