Partners

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society collaborates with the Market and Food Strong on a project to address food insecurity in East Cleveland.  The project includes incentives for food access and funds for improvements at the Market site.

Bridges of Hope

Bridges of Hope is an East Cleveland collaborative led by Greg Bell that works to improve the environment to prevent drug abuse by teenagers.

Central State University Extension Service

The Extension Service supports the Market with technical and civic assistance to help achieve the goals of the Market to improve food access. The technical areas include agriculture, forestry and consumer science. They also assist with programming, access to resources and community engagement.

City of East Cleveland

The City of East Cleveland helps the market interface with community organizations, residents and activities. They have helped the Market with earth moving on the site.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH)

The Market collaborates with the CCBH on healthy eating initiatives, helping to fund improvements including the licensed kitchen and community events.

EC Grows Community Garden

EC Grows Community Garden led by Gladys Walcott offers community garden participation or individual plots on the Coit Market site.  Members participate in market events and share resources with urban farmers on the site.   https://www.ecgrowscg.org 

Food Strong

Food Strong directed by Sara Continenza is a key partner with resources on site to support youth gardening, entrepreneurship and Care-A-Van community events at the Market.  They have a learning garden in the urban farm area, recruit volunteers for site improvements and perform community outreach through Care Strong events. https://www.foodstrong.org 

Ohio State University Agricultural Extension

The OSU Extension supports the Market with resources to facilitate the Produce Perks matching benefit program for Ohio Direction Card holders and Produce Prescriptions.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Medical Center (STJMC)

The Market collaborates through participation in health related events at STJMC and cooking classes in their demonstration kitchen.