Resources

Assessment Appendix 6-- Assets and Gaps Assessment of Northeast Ohio Region
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An anlaysis of a survey completed by 70 local food system leaders, practioners, farmers, and others identifying the key assets and gaps of the current regional food system. Includes analysis of key assets, motivations for local food work, levels of confidence in key local food system indicators, and identification of key barriers that reduce growth of local food systems.

Assessment Appendix 7-- 20 Year Review of Agricultural Statistics in Northeast Ohio
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Review of key trends in land-use and agricultural enterprise statistics gathered from the USDA census of agricutlure for 1987, 1997, and 2007. Includes graphs and analysis of changes in the number of farms, acreage devoted to farming, and average size of farms in the 16 county Northeast Ohio region.

Assessment Appendix 8-- History of Regional Food Congress Recommendations
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Review of recommendations from three regional food Congress sessions for Northeast Ohio- 2003, 2008, 2010.

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition Fact Sheet
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Fact sheet of some key accomplishments of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition since its founding in 2007.

25% Shift- Benefits of Food Localization
Download MHS-NEO-November2010.pdf (1.33 MB PDF)

Presentation by Michael Shuman for Mini-Food Congress and City Club presentation from November 2010. Lays out the benefits of a 25% food localization scenario for Northeast Ohio and some steps for how to get there. 

Collaborative Processes and Regional Food Systems Development in Northeast Ohio
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Presentation by Brad Masi detailing the place for collaboration in growing the Northeast Ohio local food system.

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Local Roots Background
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Presentation by Jessica Barkheimer that details the Local Roots producer/consumer cooperative storefront in downtown Wooster, Ohio.

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Model Ordiancnes for Cleveland Local Food Efforts
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Model ordiances passed by the City of Cleveland that include a Local Food Charter, a local purchasing policy for food, and poulty and beekeeping legislation.

Cleveland Corner Store Project Report
Download Cleveland Corner Store Project - Final Report.pdf (97.03 KB PDF)

2009 report summary of Cleveland Corner Store project, an effort to increase access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables into the offerings of neighborhood cornerstores in some of Cleveland's food desert neighborhoods.

Understanding Food Deserts and Factors Affecting Healthy Food Access
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This presentation, prepared on behalf of the Ohio Food Policy Council's Healthy Food Access Task Force, identifies the challenges of healthy food access in BOTH urban and rural areas in Ohio. In terms of framing healthy food access efforts in Northeast Ohio, the report indicates the need to look at food access that affects both urban and rural communities, each requiring a different set of potential policies and solutions. 

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