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Living the Good Food Life

A spotlight on people working toward equity, sustainability and thriving economies in Michigan’s food system.

  • Devon Wilson is Founder at Sunlight Gardens in Battle Creek

    Good Food Life: Devon Wilson


    Devon Wilson is Founder of Sunlight Gardens in Battle Creek, an alumnus of the Michigan State University Organic Farmer Training Program, and winner of the Michigan Good Food Fund Battle Creek Bootcamp Pitch Competition.

  • Brian is the co-owner/operator of Bear Creek Organic Farm in Petoskey, MI.

    Good Food Life: Brian Bates


    Brian Bates, co-owner and operator of Bear Creek Organic Farm, is part of the Keynote Panel at the upcoming Michigan Good Food SummitHere he gives an overview of his work as it relates to meeting the goals of the Good Food Charter. 

  • Good Food Life: J.R. Reynolds


    J.R. Reynolds, coordinator of Good Food Battle Creek and social justice consultant, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit.

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Good Food in Action

Stories of progress and successes in Michigan.

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    Fair Food Pledge protects Michigan Farm Workers


    Agriculture is a key sector of Michigan’s economy. Nationally, Michigan is the second highest producing state of fresh produce in the U.S. Michigan farmers commonly hire migrant and seasonal laborers to harvest produce through a federal guest worker visa program.

  • Naturally Norm's Farm, a farm from which Bronson Healthcare sources shell eggs. Photo Credit: Amy Getman, Bronson Healthcare

    Cracking the Code Bronson Healthcare’s Journey to Local Eggs


    Since 2008, Grant Fletcher, the System Director of Healthy Living and Sustainability at Bronson has been changing the way the health system sources food for patients and employees at Bronson Healthcare. Fletcher, recently decided to take on a new challenge: sourcing all eggs from local producers. 

  • Network members in small group discussions at April 2017 meeting

    Seed Grants Now Available for Local Food Councils


    The Michigan Local Food Council Network (MLFCN) has announced a second round of its Seed Grant program. The Seed Grant program was developed for existing and developing Michigan local food councils, including food policy councils.

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