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  • 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.

  • 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms 2016-2017 Legislative Report Cover

    “10 Cents a Meal” Report: State pilot expands successfully


    Last May, featured “10 Cents a Meal”, a program that the state Legislature subsequently adopted as a pilot project to provide schools with match incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables and dry beans. In March of this year, a report on the pilot was released to the Michigan Legislature. It highlights many successes.

  • Spring is Primetime to Network for Michigan’s Meat Processors


    Spring is here, and Michigan’s fruit and vegetable producers are busy prepping fields, starting seeds, and generally ramping up for the summer growing season. The same is true for many livestock producers, who are busy with young animals and pasture management.

  • Photos courtesy of Ridgeview Orchards

    Growing Michigan Food: Good Agricultural Practices with Migrant labor


    Immigration is a hot topic in our national news, and is also something that our food system in Michigan currently relies heavily on. The number of migrant workers employed in agriculture in Michigan is not well known, but it is thought that it is anywhere between 35,000-50,000 in a year.

  • Courtesy of Julie Preneta – Leelanau Children’s Center

    Helping Michigander’s Littlest Eaters Bite into Good Food!


    This is National CACFP week – a week to raise awareness of how federal funding helps bring healthy foods to adults and children in day care settings.

  • A Bite-sized Look at Progress on Good Food Access


    Snapshots of Michigan’s progress on all 25 priorities filled the 2016 Good Food Charter report card. We think it’s so important to recognize these accomplishments that we’ve created this bite-sized look which, this week, highlights a few of the successes from the good food access theme!

  • Noted Civil Rights Activist Speaks on Overcoming Barriers to Farm Land Access


    The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the Detroit Food Policy Council hosted noted civil rights activist Shirley Sherrod to share her story Jan. 25 in Detroit. Her story connected to the struggles marginalized populations still experience in Detroit – and across the country – with unequal access to land.

  • Akello Karamoko (left) and Antonio Cosme (right)

    Developing Leaders for Good Food Change in our Communities


    Antonio Cosme and Akello Karamoko are two energetic and determined individuals who are passionate about improving their Michigan communities and supporting those who are historically underserved.

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