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The Sound of Ideas

Spring into the Growing Season

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Be Well

Spring into the Growing Season Your mom probably told you to eat your fruits and veggies. Your doctor gives that advice, too. And with obesity an epidemic in America, good health advocates say eating better is a must. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll tell you about how it's never been easier to get tasty local produce, even for those on public assistance. From farmers markets to farm shares that reap weekly mystery packages of produce, we're gonna veg out, Thursday morning at 9.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Environment, Health, Be Well, Obesity


Laura Dobson, Farm Representative with Geauga Family Farms CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Erika Meschkat, Program Coordinator with OSU Extension and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition
Ashley Shaw, Manager of the Downtown Farmers Market in Cleveland and volunteer with Growhio
Debbi Snook, Plain Dealer Reporter

Additional Information

Northeast Ohio Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Directory from The Plain Dealer
Northeast Ohio Farmers Markets Directory from The Plain Dealer
Produce Perks program
Recipes and health info about fruits and veggies
USDA website on Farmers Markets
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition
Downtown Cleveland Farmers Market
Geauga Family Farms CSA

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