December 1, 2016

Keeping it Local : The Ypsilanti Food Co-op

Ypsilanti Food Co-op is known for providing value, quality food and knowledge to consumers. With 60 solar panels on our roof, we are known for being dedicated to…

November 30, 2016

Underserved Farmers Feeding The Underserved

For the last four years, Cary Junior has been working to create a market for a small group of black farmers not far from Detroit’s city center. As…

November 29, 2016

Going Back to Our Roots

  In 2014, when I moved with my husband and son to my family’s Centennial Farm in Posen, Michigan, I never thought I would have such an extraordinary…

November 3, 2016

Connecting local food, nutrition with mental health

Mental health affects us all. In fact, one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in any given year. It is very likely you or…

November 1, 2016

Farming at Oakland University : Student Garden Grows into Thriving Program

On a corner of Oakland University’s property in sprawling Rochester Hills, it still feels like country. This is where Matilda Dodge Wilson once raised poultry and where, in…

November 1, 2016

A Triple Bottom Line Approach to an All Michigan Winter CSA

On a cool spring morning in May, Rena Basch’s biceps are evident as she totes big boxes into the processing kitchen at the Washtenaw Food Hub. Rena may…

November 1, 2016

Beginning Reflections : The New VISTA in Town

Early in my time here, Heather Ratliffe, one of my supervisors and co-chair of the Northwestern Michigan Food and Farming Network, explained something very essential to me, “In…

October 4, 2016

Village at GT Commons Farmers Market Prepares to go Indoors

Nestled in the heart of the Grand Traverse Commons is The Village at Grand Traverse Commons Farmers Market. The Outdoor Market runs every Monday from 12pm-4pm in the…

October 3, 2016

Garlic Lovers Unite!: 3rd Annual Crosshatch Garlic Auction

The Third Annual Crosshatch Garlic Auction is just around the corner. This annual event serves two very important purposes: to fundraise for Crosshatch’s sustainable food & farming programming…

October 3, 2016

A Healthy Community is Growing at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace

Growing Hope’s Tuesday afternoon farmers market — held at their still-under-development Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace at 16 S. Washington Street in Downtown Ypsi — is moving indoors for the…