Fresh Food Connections (FFC) is a collaborative project seeking to increase fresh food access by connecting SNAP-eligible communities in Michigan to farmers offering fresh produce through online stores. With thirteen participating sites across Detroit, Lansing, Ypsilanti, and the Western U.P., the program continues to grow and will expand to Pontiac in 2023.
Meet the growers! Check out these 1-3 minute introductions to six participating FCC sites increasing food access through their online ordering systems.
Keep Growing Detroit | Detroit
Keep Growing Detroit is an educational farm in Detroit selling fresh produce whose mission is to create a food sovereign city.
Deeply Rooted Produce | Detroit
Deeply Rooted Produce is a zero-waste mobile grocery store distributing fresh, locally-grown produce to Metro-Detroit community members while promoting food sovereignty.
Old City Acres | Ypsilanti
Old City Acres is a farm in southeast Michigan strengthening the local food economy and increasing fresh food access through its online ordering system, year-round production, and its community-centered, flexible CSA model.
City Commons | Detroit
City Commons is Detroit’s multi-farm CSA. The cooperative, formed in 2012, serves over 100 households in Detroit and surrounding communities.
Hillcrest Farms | Lansing Area
Hillcrest Farms is a small family farm providing year-round market-fresh produce to the greater Lansing area through their CSA and farmers market presence.
Ypsi Area Online Market | Ypsilanti
The Ypsi Area Online Market is a collaborative effort of Growing Hope and regional farmers, makers, restauranteurs, and other food system players.
Other farmers providing fresh food to SNAP-eligible communities include:
Hot Pepper Karenni Farm | Lansing Area
Magnolia Farm | Lansing Area
Open Air Market of Stockbridge | Lansing Area
From the Ground Farmers Market Collective | Western UP
Whispering Wild Market Farm | Western UP
Mother Farmer | Western UP
Minnie Farms | Western UP
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