Local Foods



Local food is the production, process, distribution and consumption of food within a specific region, usually 100 miles from farm to fork. A focus on local food is essential for a sustainable economy in Cleveland because of its environmental benefits and because it is an economic driver.


Local Food:

  • Creates Jobs that cannot be outsourced
  • Provides business opportunties for value-added product
  • Improves air and soil quality
  • Reduces the city’s carbon footprint
  • Grows Community Health and Wealth
  • Crosses cultural and Class Barriers
  • Grows Communities
  • Produces Healthier Families
  • Encourages Healthier Living
  • Supports Local Businesses
  • Improves Relationships

This animated video illustrates the vision for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio’ sustainable local food system and how you can contribute.