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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.

  • Tomatoes growing in a hoophouse

    A Bite-sized Look at Progress on Farms and Farmers


    This is the second in a five-part series updating readers on progress made in the five priority areas of the Michigan Good Food Charter agenda. In March, we looked at progress on Good Food Access. With planting season underway and in anticipation of the upcoming bounty of Michigan produce, this week we’ll take a “bite-sized” look at the priority area of Farms and Farmers.

  • Growers at Mc Laughlin Urban Farm Photo Credit: Marty Gerencer

    Muskegon Prescribes Food for Health


    Many of us who live in middle class or upper middle class neighborhoods with beautiful trees, parks nearby and easy access with our cars to a grocery store within blocks or just a few miles, don’t realize that some neighborhoods live in an urban desert—no place to buy food for your family except potato chips and other unhealthy food you may find at a gas station.

  • The Good Food Movement in Kalamazoo: A Snapshot


    A video snapshot of Good Food efforts in Kalamazoo, first shown at the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit.

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Michigan food system notes and happenings.