Fresh Food Connections: Growers Making Food Accessible in Michigan

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.

Learn more about the Fresh Food Connections project on their website or in TLD’s 2022 Local Food Guide.

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

Emily Row is the Media & Brand Manager at Taste the Local Difference. Contact her at [email protected]