Partnerships and Initiatives


Census 2020

"The 2020 Census will count every person living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.  The Decennial Census (taken every 10 years) is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.  The data collected helps determine over $675 billion in federal funding each year.  This funding goes to hospitals, fire departments, schools and roads, as well as important programs like WIC, Head Start, school lunch programs, and many more.  Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a very short questionnaire.  You will be able to response by mail, by phone, and by online.  No matter how you choose to respond, your answers are safe, secure, and confidential.  By law, personal data CANNOT be shared with any person, government entity or law enforcement agency.  Be counted and make sure Ashtabula County gets every bit of critical funding to better our community!  Visit the Census website to learn more."

Visit the Census website to learn more...

A program of Ashtabula County
Community Action Agency,
Grounds-for-Growth was started in 2012 to promote healthy nutritious eating habits and increased access to local food.
Grounds-for-Growth once again partnered with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program and the Ashtabula Farmers' Market to conduct the Super Summer Farmers' Market Education Program. This program provides select WIC families the opportunity to learn more about eating helahty and increase their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Participants attend a series of food demonstrations conducted at the Market by the WIC dieticians and receive recipes and tips for purchasing, cooking and storing fresh fruit and vegetables. The families meet the farmers' market vendors and learn where their food comes from, discover what is in-season and earn additional coupons for market purchases.

Super Summer Farmers' Market Program

Local Foods Initiative

The 2020 Eat Local Food Guide is now available!  If you want more information about where to find fresh, healthy, locally grown produce and products... click below to check out the Guide!