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Mission Statement

CityFresh seeks to improve access to fresh, locally grown food while supporting local agriculture. This connection provides a more just and sustainable food system in Northeast Ohio. Produce from local farms and market gardens is brought to neighborhood pick up sites called Fresh Stops. This model re­duces our "carbon footprint" by decreasing the distance our produce has traveled.

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This summer, eat healthier, reduce your impact on the environment, and enjoy the area's freshest produce.

Through the laws of kashrut, udaism teaches us that eating is a sacred act, one that can bring us closer to G-d. Created in the image of G-d, we enjoy the pleasures of the physical world, but in such a way that we sanctify and elevate the pleasure through consciousness and sensitivity.

The Torah recognizes that the es­sential human need is not food, drink or comfort, but meaning. Juda­ism, through the dietary laws, injects meaning even into something as commonplace and instinctive as eating.

C ouple kashrut with our com­mandment to pursue justice, and many Jews are drawn to the idea of eco-kashrut. In recent decades, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and others have advocated a broadening of the concept of kashrut to include restrictions on consumption based on ecological considerations.

W hether you subscribe to this principle or not, it is hard to deny the adverse environmental and health impact of importing our foods from far-away lands.

J oin fellow East Siders in making a statement through your diet. Sign up for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to improve your health, the environment, and to do one small act to make the world a better place.

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