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Ideas from meeting

Neal Bluel's picture

After meeting with the New Harvest Cafe on curriculuar initiatives and next steps, I have made some interesting connections with students interested in farming through Growing America. These students have begun to plan a perennial garden/permiculture system in the front of Linden McKinley. This site will be a great first step while construction begins on the new school and can have a small group of students lead the way into this new program being developed. Students like being on the ground floor of projects.

Thank you Jamie Oliver for your Food Revolution!!!!!

OrganicFreshFingers's picture


Attached please find my un-professional “so long I needed to pull the plug on myself” rant/video!

I felt compelled to quickly tell Jamie how much I appreciate his work and how impressed I am with his courage and willingness to help our children with his Food Revolution.


Urban agriculture at Farms on Baldwin moving ahead

jwconverse's picture

Raised beds and a small hoop house are part of the Farms on Baldwin project, started this year as part of the Northeast Ohio Food Hub. Crops will be sold at the Northside Farmers' market and used for value added products at the Shared use commercial Kitchen Incubator at 901 Elm in Youngstown, scheduled to begin on a modest sclae in August, and expand over the next two years.

Know anyone interested in starting a food cart as part of Cleveland's Sustainable Street Food Pilot Program...?

David Pearl's picture

Cleveland has a strong and diverse culinary tradition.  In order to expand on this tradition, as well as encourage small business growth and sustainable business practices, activate public spaces, promote local artists, and facilitate the availability of healthy local food options, the City of Cleveland looks to establish a Sustainable Street Food Pilot Program.  Partners include the City, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Public Art, Charter One Bank and PlayhouseSquare.

NEO Food Hub Kitchen Incubator timetable

jwconverse's picture

Phase one of the kitchen incubator will include use of a licensed kitchen for baked goods and small volume commercial and startup catering activities. The Food Hub building - the former Penguin Pub north of YSU campus at 901 Elm in Youngstown - is being retrofitted in stages. We hope for late May or early June startup.

Phase two will include flash freezing and fresh vegetable preparation and packaging, for 2012.

Phase three, funding permitting, will include thermal processing.



Tuscarwas County agribusiness forum

Sandy Chenal's picture

Crossroads RC&D, Tuscarwas County CVB, Farm Bureau, and local Chamber are pulling together a local network to enhance agribusinsess development, local food connections, and consumer services.   The planning committee is meeting Jan 6 in Dover, to plan for networking, project idea generation meeting that will be held in Feb.  If you are interested, email me and i will get you on the invite list!