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  • Greater Lansing Food Bank Garden Project Improves Food Access and Strengthens Communities


    The Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) Garden Project is dedicated to local efforts to develop a healthier food system in surrounding counties. For the GLFB, a healthy food system means that all community members, including children and the elderly, have easy access to affordable and nutritious food that is produced locally using environmentally sound practices.

  • Children’s hands holding healthy snacks. Photo Credit: Andrea Collier

    FoodCorps Expands the Food World for Michigan Kids


    FoodCorps teams are hard at work in six Michigan schools, helping kids learn where their food comes from, how it’s grown and how to make healthy food choices. FoodCorps is an AmeriCorps service organization that connects kids to healthy food in school. 

  • School Garden Educational Opportunities


    This week’s Good Food Bite gives a glance at opportunities to learn more about school gardening, including professional development workshops and educator certification centers throughout Michigan, surrounding states and elsewhere in the US. 

  • Hoophouse. Photo credit MIFMA

    Hoophouses for Health Improves Food Access & Helps Michigan Farmers


    Hoophouses for Health is a program designed to increase vulnerable children and families’ access to good food while at the same time expanding the good food infrastructure and season extension capacity of Michigan farmers.

  • Summer Squash

    Groundwork Expands Food and Farming Work to Petoskey Region


    On June 15, the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, launched a new Petoskey office to support an expansion of the organization’s farm to school, food access, and farmer support projects.

  • People shopping at a farmers market

    Innovative Farmers Market Programs Get Good Food to More Michiganders


    Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in America and leads the nation in the production of several crops, including: tart cherries, blueberries, dry black beans, and squash.

  • Produce variety - photo credit: CRFS

    Food Access Opportunities within MI Food Retail Industry


    The food retail industry in Michigan is critical to improving food access for its residents. Residents who struggle with food access typically live in remote rural areas or poor urban neighborhoods where stores with healthy food options either do not exist or are too far away to conveniently access. 

  • Fair food project logo

    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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