New Agrarian Center

The New Agrarian Center (NAC) was formed in 2000 with the mission of growing a sustainable local food system in Northeast Ohio. The NAC began its work with the initiation of the George Jones Farm and Nature Preserve in Oberlin, Ohio. Earned income from farm production exceeded $70,000 in 2008. In partnership with Ohio State Extension, the New Agrarian Center has developed the City Fresh initiative. 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. The City Fresh program impacts the local food system through the development of neighborhood food centers called Fresh Stops, nutrition education, garden installations in urban areas, the cultivation of direct farm-to-business connections, and its City Fresh Youth program.

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