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Our weekly informational and inspirational story that highlights Michigan’s good food News.

  • 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.

  • $15.4 Billion Contributed to Michigan’s Economy by the Food Retail Industry


    Michigan’s food retail industry contributed a net $15.4 billion to Michigan’s gross domestic product – 3% of the state’s GDP, according to a recent analysis by MSU Center for Regional Food Systems using State Treasury data.

  • A Michigan Local Food Council Network meeting.

    Michigan Local Food Council Network Awards Seed Grants to Six Michigan Councils


    Six Michigan local food councils will receive seed grants from the Michigan Local Food Council Network. These grants will help new and existing food councils and food policy councils build their capacity and accomplish their goals.

  • Good Food for All mural

    Vote for a home for the Good Food For All mural


    Vote for one of three organizations to be the home of the mural from the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit!

  • The Good Food Movement in Flint: A Snapshot


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

  • Farm to Early Child Care Mini Webinar Series


    Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) centers around buying and using fresh, local foods in early childcare and education programs. Farm to ECE can include activities such as children’s gardens, educational activities and farm field trips. The 2016-2017 Farm to ECE webinar series will cover a variety of topics in short webinar format. Webinars will include 15 minutes of presentation followed by time for questions and answers. 

  • Six Michigan Healthy Food Retail Projects Split $380,000 in Catalytic Investment Awards


    Six healthy food retail projects in Detroit, Jackson, Flint, and Grand Rapids will share $380,000 in Catalytic Investment Awards from the Michigan Good Food Fund, a statewide loan fund working to increase healthy food access and spark economic development in communities that need it most. The Fund was created in partnership by Capital Impact Partners, Fair Food Network, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. These awards were designed to catalyze high-impact projects with the goal to grow their capacity to successfully secure financing within the next 12 months.

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