Cuyahoga County has made progress in building the
infrastructure for local food production. There are 56 acres of urban land
where 200 community gardens and 20 urban farms are producing $2.6 to 3 million
from fresh produce per year.
What Communities Can Do?
- Set a
local procurement goal (for food grown within 150 miles) for city food
services. Cleveland Heights has an ordinance requiring the city to consider
purchasing local and Fair Trade foodv
- Permit animals — A number of local communities
are revisiting restrictions on farm animals in residential areas. Cleveland’s
zoning code allows chickens, ducks, rabbits, bees, goats, and other livestock
under certain condition