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 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Access
  • Food desert
  • Food system
  • Urban agriculture

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  • 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).

City fresh : A local collaboration for food equity. / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam; Masi, Brad; Taggart, Morgan; Konen, Joe; Kerrigan, Jack.

In: Journal of Extension, Vol. 47, No. 6, 12.2009.

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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, vol. 47, no. 6.
Ohri-Vachaspati P, Masi B, Taggart M, Konen J, Kerrigan J. City fresh: A local collaboration for food equity. Journal of Extension. 2009 Dec;47(6).
Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam ; Masi, Brad ; Taggart, Morgan ; Konen, Joe ; Kerrigan, Jack. / City fresh : A local collaboration for food equity. In: Journal of Extension. 2009 ; Vol. 47, No. 6.
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