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Website for Northeast Ohio Food Congress

Christopher Norman's picture

Hello all,

Matt, thank you for getting this on line. I think we should try and streamline things. Lets use this as a working and planning forum, but continue to develope a website. Andrew Heinrich is working on something that may be appicable as a website and could be interacted with by invited members.

I am working on the notes from the last meeting and integrating sections into the component descriptions that Brad generated - delegate selection process, open space description, etc.

Food Planning for NEO Food Congress

Christopher Norman's picture

Hi Beth, Heather,

I think it is Friday supper, Saturday lunch.

I had floated the idea of something after the Congress for the planning committee, but that could be at a restaurant and not at Hiram with AVI, etc.

For the Congress it is only those two meals. Plus coffee, water, type of amenities during the Saturday morning/afternoon times.

Brown bag was the conclusion of the group for Friday afternoon.

Numbers will be hard to determine for Friday supper. Saturday lunch will probably be 225 (to catch the speakers, and any none delegate attendees.

Food Congress Publicity Working Group

Matt Russell's picture
  1. Invitations for delegates - must also provide info on Friday site visits with maps - Invitations should be our priority. At the last meeting the group decided that Oct. 9th was going to be the registration deadline for delegates. So we need to have these mailed out 2 or 3 weeks before that. Around Sept. 22nd.
  2. Invitation for general public - not sure how this is going to work
  3. Program for Friday

Local Food Sources

Heather Bickenheuser's picture

At the last planning session for the NEO Food Congress there was interest from some people as to what potential sources of local foods the food planning committee provided to our caterer in order for them to develop a menu. They currently work with LoPresti which provides them from time to time sources of local food options. I've attached a copy of that document to this message.

Food Policy Councis and Workshops on Saturday

Christopher Norman's picture

Greetings, After further discussion and reflection, I want to emphasise the opportunity that the Food Congress represents for the formation of working Food Policy Councils in each county or cluster of counties in Northeast Ohio. I have been wrestling with some of the obscure nature of the Congress, "interactions across discliplines and socio-economic stations afrom all areas of the region", etc.

Congratulations, funds will be awarded for the NEO Food Congress

Casey Hoy's picture

Your proposal for Stinner Endowment funds to support the NEO Food Congress was reviewed by the Leap into Local Foods organizing committee and was unanimously recommended for funding.  Congratulations and best of luck with the Congress.

Kind regards,

Casey Hoy


Please contact Megan Shoenfelt to process the award and complete the funds transfer.

Invitation lists

Casey Hoy's picture

I have to admit that I haven't worked my way through the list sent by Heather yesterday, but we do have the list of individuals invited to the Leap into Local Foods Workshop last February.  This was a pretty good listing of 200+ individuals who represent the Ohio food system, and may help with identifying additional delegates to the Congress if needed. 

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.