Mental Health and the Michigan Plate
Eating locally has big impacts on your mental health. Kelly Wilson of Trinity Health Ann Arbor lays out how good food affects mood.
Celebrating our Community Partnerships
In addition to working with individual food businesses, we partner with organizations who are fostering a stronger, more equitable local food system.
5 Local Tips for Easy Holiday Entertaining
Michigan sources make entertaining for the holidays easy! Be a locally minded host with anything from local pasta to Christmas Mead.
5 Michigan Food Systems Organizations You Should Know
Michigan is home to multitude of organizations dedicated to creating a stronger local food system. Learn more about the 5 we work with the most!
Fighting Food Insecurity with Fresh Food Connections
The Fresh Food Connections program fights food insecurity in Ypsilanti and Detroit by partnering SNAP recipients with local growers. Learn more on the blog!
A Guide to Shopping Locally at your Neighborhood Market by Meijer
Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Royal Oak are three distinct cities with one thing in common: they’re home to a local neighborhood market by Meijer. Meijer, a Michigan company…
The Healing Power of Gardening
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and a solid sleep schedule all contribute to a healthy body and mind. But did you know that being outside…
Power of Produce (PoP) Clubs Encourage Kids to Enjoy Local Produce
“Exposing kids to fruits and vegetables at an early age increases the likelihood that they’ll eat veggies and fruit as adults,” says Kelly Wilson, RDN. “This is really…
Eating for the Environment
Why do you buy locally grown food? Is it the flavor and quality? The chance to build community connections and relationships? To support a strong local economy? To have a positive environmental impact? Most likely, it’s some combination of all the above.
Introducing Market Wagon: Bringing the Farmers Market to your Door
The past year has seen its fair share of new online ordering systems and doorstep delivery services in and outside of the local food system. Very few of…