City fresh: A local collaboration for food equity

Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, Brad Masi, Morgan Taggart, Joe Konen, Jack Kerrigan

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Abstract

To address limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables in urban neighborhoods, a collaborative of grass-roots organizations designed City Fresh-a sustainable local food system creating new market opportunities for urban and rural growers and promoting access to and consumption of healthy foods by low-income Cleveland residents. Fresh produce is marketed through a network of Fresh Stops that obtain produce from farmers within a 70-mile radius of the city and from urban growers who are trained through the program. Evaluation results indicate increase in participation rates; growth in urban agriculture; and increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables by participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume47
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Access
  • Food desert
  • Food system
  • Urban agriculture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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Ohri-Vachaspati, P., Masi, B., Taggart, M., Konen, J., & Kerrigan, J. (2009). City fresh: A local collaboration for food equity. Journal of Extension, 47(6).