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  • Allen Market Place’s 2016 CSA fair

    Celebrate National CSA Day!

    02/24/2017

    Are you an adventurous eater, looking to try new produce? Or maybe part of your New Year’s Resolution was to eat more vegetables? Do you dread fitting weekly grocery store trips into your busy schedule? Or perhaps you would like to know the people who grow food for you and your family? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider joining a CSA! 

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

    02/16/2017

    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

    02/10/2017

    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

    01/25/2017

    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

    01/12/2017

    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

    12/13/2016

    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

    11/22/2016

    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

    11/22/2016

    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

    11/15/2016

    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.

  • Collaborative Mural Captures Values and Themes from the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit!

    11/4/2016

    Do you know an organization that would like to own and display the Michigan Good Food Summit mural? Keep reading to find out how you can nominate and vote for a business or organization to receive the mural!

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