April 6, 2022

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.

November 30, 2021

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.

September 22, 2021

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!

September 8, 2021

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!

August 4, 2021

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…

August 3, 2021

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…

July 7, 2021

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…

July 1, 2021

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.

June 3, 2021

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…

March 10, 2021

9 Michigan Registered Dietitian Nutritionists You Should Know

March 10th is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day!  RDNs are nutrition experts with extensive science backgrounds and training that support individuals and communities in becoming their healthiest…