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Growhio is a Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative


SC2019 Year of Local FoodsTo strengthen and support all aspects of Northeast Ohio's local food economy through branding, marketing and collaboration.


To increase demand for local food products and services by acting as an educational resource for information seekers, consumers and future local food participants.


Growhio was born out of Sustainable Cleveland 2019, a three-day summit hosted by Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson in August 2009 to create a sustainable action plan for our region's future. Members of the summit's local food task force conceived of Growhio to serve as a holistic marketing, branding and informational resource for local food in Northeast Ohio. Growhio has been moving forward since the Summit, collaborating with farmers’ markets, working on grants to develop the Growhio brand and developing partnerships within the community. The work Growhio has accomplished to date would not be possible without our generous and supportive partners. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make Growhio more than just a concept.