The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass offers a map and case studies on USDA-supported local and regional food systems projects across the country.
One of the 25 agenda priorities in the charter calls for implementing a reimbursement program to provide an additional 10 cents per school meal for the purchase of Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables.
Late in 2011, the Michigan Food Policy Council formed five task forces to align with its five goals, four of which were adopted directly from the Michigan Good Food Charter.
What could you do with 16 acres of farmland and commercial buildings in the city limits of Ann Arbor, surrounded by families and chefs hungry for local food?
Communities across the state are in varying stages of developing regional food hubs for business incubation, local food distribution, and more.
Michigan hospitals made a splash at the most recent FoodMed Conference: Healthy Food in Health Care by leading a session, winning two national awards and modeling a state-wide healthy food initiative.
The Flint Farmer's Market has piloted an innovative wireless technology system to administer the Fair Food Network's Double Up Food Bucks Program that makes it even easier for farmers, customers and market managers to participate.
The DUFB program is a great strategy for implementing the 3rd agenda priority of the charter-Maximize use of current public benefit programs for vulnerable populations and link them with strategies for healthy food access!
The newly-formed Farm & Food Action Council of Southern Clinton County approved their structure and bylaws on October 25, 2011, with a mission to serve as a catalyst for opportunities and partnerships that support healthy food from the farm to the plate.
The Michigan Food Policy Council and the Michigan Health and Hospital Association have both recently adopted goals from the Michigan Good Food Charter.