Growhio is a non-profit Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative designed to strengthen and support all aspects of Northeast Ohio's local food economy through branding, marketing and collaboration.


Growhio's Winter Newsletter

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Announcing 2012 Market Vendor Program
Now accepting applications

Are you a start-up farmer? Are you interested in selling at a farmers' market? Want to reduce your risks and costs? Sign up for Growhio's community vendor assistance program!


Learn more about our program - in person:

The Year of Local Food - A First Taste, E4S Cleveland Network Event
Date: Tuesday, February 21 - 5:30pm
Location: Great Lakes Brewing Company Tasting Room
Register. This year's Celebration Point for the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative is Local Food.  Consistently ranked at the top of national surveys reporting on local food initiatives, Cleveland has become a leading voice in the urban agriculture movement.  Learn what is in store for our community in 2012 as the Year of Local Food kicks off including Growhio's efforts and vendor assistance program. Let's Grow Cleveland!

EcoTuesday February Meet-Up - Delving Deeper - Growhio drives local food success!
Date: Tuesday, February 28 - 5:30pm
Location: Gardens Under Glass at the Galleria; 1301 East Ninth Street Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Price: Events are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. 
RegisterIn-depth follow up to E4S snapshot presentation on Growhio's efforts and vendor assistance program.

Call for Nominations
Growhio's Inaugural Restaurant Awards

It's time recognize those restaurants that go above and beyond to incorporate sustainability and source local food at their restaurants!  We are seeking nominations for restaurants that are outstanding stewards of our local food community. Winners will be selected by committee and receive a host of benefits such as:
  • Participation in VIP awards event
  • Inclusion in Growhio's online and print Local Food Guide (published each fall)
  • Promotion on Growhio's website
  • Receipt of self-promotional materials package
Help us celebrate our local food culinary champions. Self-nominate or nominate your favorite restaurant now!

Market Ready Training
By OSU Extension

The Market Ready Training program is an opportunity for agricultural producers and entrepreneurs to learn more about reaching new markets, improving profitability, and developing better relationships with buyers.  Led by experts at The Ohio State University and ACEnet with panels of local producers, buyers, and practitioners, this training will help food producers and food businesses better prepare for both retail and wholesale markets. 
Market Ready Workshop
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 9:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: Mustard Seed Market and CafĂ©, 3885 West Market Street in Akron
Cost: $75 per person and $25 for each additional person from the same business.  Breakfast and lunch provided.
Registration:  Contact Julie Moose at or by phone at 740.289.2071 ext. 223
This workshop is presented in partnership with the following; ACEnet, Center for Integrated Food Technology, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, Countryside Conservancy, Growhio, Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association, Ohio Proud, The Ohio State University, and the Ohio Wine Association.

Downtown Farmers' Market Survey
Help Plan the 2012 Season

Take the survey!

Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square needs your help in determining what’s best for the 2012 farmers market season. We want to learn a little bit about you and also want you to share your ideas about the timing and location of this year’s farmers market as well as vendors and food items you’d like to see at the market.

Your opinion is very important to us as your feedback and suggestions will help to improve the market as we continue to grow in our third season. Participation in the survey is voluntary and your responses will be kept private.

Tremont Farmers Market Winter Thaw
and Spring Awakening Benefit

Friday, March 9, 2012
6:30-9:30pm at Lava Lounge, 1307 Auburn Avenue
As the winter thaw gives way to a spring awakening, join Ricardo Sandoval of Lava Lounge, Fat Cats & Felice for cocktails, savory food & fun times to directly benefit Tremont Farmers Market.
$35 advance / $40 door - includes 2 drink tickets & savory food: wine or beer, crispy shrimp with herb lemon butter, lamb meatballs, lasagna, stuffed eggplant, roasted yukon gold potatoes, hummus & ziti in fresh tomato sauce with herbs and olives
Purchase tickets online or contact Jim Votava or Kristen Trolio at 216-575-0920 for other payment options.

GardenWalk 2012 Applications Available

GardenWalk Cleveland is a free, self-guided tour of gardens, urban farms, vineyards and orchards in select Cleveland area neighborhoods takingplace July 21-22, 2012. Tour at your own pace in each designated neighborhood, which will have a headquarters with car parking, bike parking, restrooms, water and maps.
If you are interested in having your garden on the tour, please apply online today!
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