The Charter: A Vision and Roadmap

The Michigan Good Food Charter is a roadmap for a food system that is rooted in local communities and centered on good food. The charter outlines six goals to advance the vision by 2020.

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  • Researching the network that supports the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter

    Researching the network that supports the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter

    As work towards the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter proceeds, it is increasingly apparent that the most effective work involves collaboration and network building and that due to the complexity of the work, no single organization can address every goal on their own.

  • USDA Announces $9 Million to Support Community Food Projects

    USDA Announces $9 Million to Support Community Food Projects

    On February 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $9 million in funding to assist low-income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems.

  • New Funding Sources for Food Related Businesses

    New Funding Sources for Food Related Businesses

    The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems has recently published an online document entitled “New Funding Sources for Food Related Businesses.” This publication provides an overview of various sources of financing available to food hub and local food-related businesses, with a particular focus on what may be available to Michigan businesses.

  • “Managing hoophouses and high tunnels for year-round farming success” online course offered in MI

    “Managing hoophouses and high tunnels for year-round farming success” online course offered in MI

    Registration has opened for an online course offered through the MSU Department of Horticulture: “High Tunnels and Hoophouses for Year-round Farming Success.”

  • The Good Food Festival & Conference, March 19-21

    The Good Food Festival & Conference, March 19-21

    The 11th annual “Good Food Festival & Conference” will be held from March 19-21 at Chicago’s UIC Forum. Presented by Family Farmed, this festival and conference draws consumers, producers, buyers, top chefs, experts, and investors together to celebrate the fast-growing local and sustainable food movement.