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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News

  • Add Michigan Grown Poultry to Your Menu

    Add Michigan Grown Poultry to Your Menu

    Michigan produces a variety of poultry products. There are over 15 million egg laying hens, 6 million meat birds and 6 million turkeys raised on farms across the state. Many of the poultry products that are raised in Michigan are sold into national markets, however a significant number are marketed locally by smaller scale producers.

  • Michigan Agriculture’s State Budget Wins

    Michigan Agriculture’s State Budget Wins

    Agriculture saw gains in the Michigan fiscal year 2017-2018 budget over the summer.  The budget brings more funding for emergency management, food safety, animal health and disease response, and infrastructure in the state.

  • Sell A Farm, Buy A Farm, Save A Farm

    Sell A Farm, Buy A Farm, Save A Farm

    A new website called Farmer to Farmer aims to help preserve Michigan farms and farmland, keeping it in the hands of farmers by connecting buyers and sellers. The website, which is a collaboration between the Leelanau Conservancy, the Grand Traverse Conservancy, Taste the Local Difference and MSU Horticulture Station, launched this past summer. 

  • Michigan School Districts Will Purchase More Local Food Through 10 Cents a Meal Grants

    Michigan School Districts Will Purchase More Local Food Through 10 Cents a Meal Grants

    The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced the 2017-2018 school year grantees for the 10 Cents a Meal pilot program. Grants were awarded to school districts in 29 Michigan counties within the Northwest, West and Southeast Michigan Prosperity Regions.

  • Beans on the Menu: A Surprising Twist on Traditional Fare

    Beans on the Menu: A Surprising Twist on Traditional Fare

    The Good Food Bite continues its National Farm to School Month celebration this week with a story about how chefs and researchers are using locally-grown beans in innovative recipes for school menus.