Fresh Fest shows just how charming is urban farming

Growing a food oasis

On Saturday, Sept. 7, Fresh Fest Cleveland 2019 celebrated agriculture, entrepreneurship, and the arts at popular Rid-All Farm and Otter Park.

Fresh Fest visitors sampled ingredients that make up healthy meals and a sustainable community. “This is primarily a place-making project,” said Kim Foreman, executive director of Environmental Health Watch, the lead agency that organized Fresh Fest. “We want to make food more accessible. And to promote healthy lifestyles, we added connections with local entrepreneurs.” Her assistant, Windi Moore, helped coordinate these area artists and businesses.

“To support our entrepreneurs and artists, we invited them to display their music, arts, and businesses, free of charge,” said Foreman. Red tents lined the festival grounds with tables of colorful products and wellness services.

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