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Jason Patrick Meyers with Ray Flanagan- FRESHTOBERFEST 2018: Cleveland's Youth Garden Battle

Tri-C's Hospitality Management Center, 180 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio

Calling all foodies! Tantalize your taste buds and fuel the next generation! FRESHTOBERFEST is Cleveland's youth garden battle!

Local chefs are paired with youth gardens for a tasting competition and fresh food celebration. Fill your tummy with healthy goodness and cast your vote to decide who has the freshest taste, presentation, and educational impact!

Our Mission: We motivate and empower youth to grow fresh food in their neighborhood or school garden and challenge them to become creative, healthy leaders.

How This Works: We found local chefs who are passionate about empowering youth to grow fresh and eat fresh. They help students prepare the food grown in their own community or school garden. At a few of these gardens, Dee Jay Doc and the Fresh Camp helped students create songs about their gardening experience that would motivate others to eat FRESH, live FRESH and be FRESH! Check out "Fresh Guys" by students from the Glenville Fresh Camp:

Shirts from our fresh food line of hand printed clothing line will be available for sale. All proceeds send students to Fresh Camp.


3:30 pm Students and Chefs Arrive 5:30 pm Doors Open + VIP Reception 6:00pm Tasting + Live Music 7:30pm Awards 8:30pm Bar Closes

Food and Drink:

All food and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Cash Bar - All proceeds support Refresh Collective.


  • We recommend parking in the garage on Ontario between Prospect and Puclic Square (next to Mr. Heros)

  • no valet

Garden Teams: Tba

How This is Made Possible: This event is made possible by Cuyahoga Community College and the chefs who volunteer their time. Thank you!

How Can I Support? You can support by ordering any of our youth-made Fresh Gear or by donating here. Become a part of our fresh team!

Connect With Us!

IG: refresh_216 or FB: freshcampcle