New Agrarian Center’s City Fresh Program
City Fresh is a program of the New Agrarian Center (NAC). It is a movement of volunteers, farmers, youth and community working to make locally-grown food available and affordable for everyone. City Fresh meets the needs of both urban and rural communities by improving access to fresh, locally grown food for urban residents and increasing marketing opportunities in the city for local farmers. We are a movement of volunteers, farmers, youth and community members committed to local food and health in our community.
The City Fresh program impacts the local food system through the development of neighorhood food centers called Fresh Stops, nutrition education, garden installations in urban areas, and the cultivation of direct farm-to-business connections. We delivered over 11,000 shares in Cuyahoga County alone in 2010, directly contributing more than $130,000 to the local foods economy. City Fresh also operates in adjoining Summit (Akron, OH) and Lorain counties.
As a partner, CGP provides produce to City Fresh. We share our facility for educational purposes with the New Agrarian Center and its City Fresh program.