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Waste not: Localizing food in a Global Kitchen

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/06/17 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Food

GreenCityBlueLake and Cleveland Museum of Natural History was “Kickin it with Kenny” Crumpton from Fox 8 News this morning. We discussed meaty topics like the future of growing food (animal-free meat and vertical farming!), plus, what to do about food waste live from the Global Kitchen exhibit at the Natural History Museum (open through this Sunday).

<br />Food waste explained at the Global Kitchen exhibit, on display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History until January 8, 2017. <br />Images of the Ohio City Farm an urban agriculture venture in Cleveland. From the NEO Natural: Beyond the Global Kitchen exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Images from Cleveland Heights photographer, Donna Turner Ruhlman.

The best Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) in Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/21/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Food

CSAs are a popular way to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Typically consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return they receive a box (bag, basket) of produce each week throughout the farming season.

Urban farmer<br />A resettled refuge works at the Ohio City Farm / Farm Stand / CSA

Lay of the land: Who's composting in Northeast Ohio?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/02/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Food, Reduce, Zero waste

Composting, or turning food waste into nutrient soil, has become so accepted as a sustainable business practice in the last few years that many of Cleveland’s biggest institutions are doing it, despite the fact that it costs much more than dumping waste in a landfill.

<br />Rust Belt Riders biking compost in Cleveland.<br />Bins for compost, recycling and (option of last resort) landfill waste at Cleveland Museum of Natural History<br />Curbside bins for compost, recycling and landfill waste in San Francisco.<br />Rid All Green Partnership has a big community-based compost operation going.

Ridding all the pestilence and raising hope instead in CLE

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/09/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Food

After Marc White graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1982 he went on to attend the famed Kent State University fashion program. And his early success—getting his designs in front of the likes of Winton Marsalis—seemed to hint at a big career. But, something didn’t feel right. Soon after, White ditched it all and moved to Ghana where he...

Marc White<br />Rid All, a Growing Power regional farm in Cleveland<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Local food needs a matchmaker and its own show

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/27/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Food

All of that craft beer and sausage you’re bringing home from the market could be a sign that Cleveland has an artisan economy waiting in the wings. In fact, a new report says an all-in effort should be made from the platform of local food champions like cheese, beer, bread and sausage made in CLE.

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