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About The CCLFC

The Clark County Local Foods Council (CCLFC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

The Council consists of a group of key stakeholders and community leaders who have come together to address local food education, access, availability, consumption and production in Clark County, Ohio.


Local foods are an asset to our community, and it is our hope to elevate local producers, growers, entrepreneurs, as well as educational opportunities, to learn more about food as an integral piece of our community quilt.

We know that food has an impact on our community in a number of ways and has an important role in health, family, relationships, social fabric, and economics.


In 2022, the Clark County Local Foods Council became a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.


To bring together local food producers and consumers and promote local foods as a catalyst for health, social and economic transformation in our community

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Methodology used in growing and/or preparing the food by the seller should be transparent to the extent that the buyer can comprehend and gain a level of assurance that fits the buyers' criteria.


Trace back

The consumer should be able to trace back the origin of local food so that they have confidence in its identity whether food was raised in a traditional, organic or other certified manner.



Production and consumption ideally should occur within the same geographical area, close to home, and we recognize this is a personal definition for many people for a variety of factors.



Local food should comply with all federal, state, and local food safety laws.


Availability and Access

Local food should be available to all regardless of socio-economic status



Local food should be fresh, wholesome and nutritious according to the standards of the consumer.  



Consumers should have many choices when it comes to their food.

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