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Food

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