Good Food in Action

  • Advancing Goal #1: Beaumont Hospital

    Published on November 13, 2014

    Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan is one example of an institution that is supporting Goal 1 of the Michigan Good Food Charter.

  • Volunteers hard at work to build the A & W Daycare garden. Photo courtesy of Julia Smith.

    In celebration of National Farm to Preschool Day

    Published on November 3, 2014

    On October 14, A & W Daycare broke ground on a new school garden that they hope will be in full bloom this coming spring and will bring fresh herbs, garlic, onions, and other vegetables to the kitchen of the daycare.

  • Crops at the U.P Research and Extension Center's incubator farm in Marquette, MI. Photo courtesy of Rich Pirog and Abby Harper.

    Food Hub Networking in the UP

    Published on September 6, 2014

    On Friday August 15th, 2014, the Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) Food Hub Learning and Innovation Network convened for their 6th statewide meeting in Marquette, Michigan.

  • Billie Hickey, Kwamena Mensah and Bill Hickey at the membership drive. Image courtesy of Shakara Tyler.

    Detroit People's Food Co-op: More than Just a Grocery Store

    Published on September 1, 2014

    On July 12, 2014, the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) kicked off the membership drive for the Detroit People's Food Co-op at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.

  • Photo courtesy of the Oakland Avenue Farmers Market Facebook Page.

    Oakland Avenue: Community Building through Good Food

    Published on August 5, 2014

    On Oakland Avenue in Detroit's North End, organizers are working toward the Michigan Good Food Charter's priority of expanding and increasing innovative methods to bring healthy foods to underserved areas.

  • Photo courtesy of Randy Schmeltzer, Marquette Area Public Schools.

    Marquette School Leads the Way in Healthy Vending

    Published on July 8, 2014

    If the vending machine in your building didn't offer choices you were happy with, would you go out and buy your own machine and start filling it yourself? That's just what guidance counselor Lesley Addison and a team of students from Marquette did.

  • Ben Tirrell in front of the MAEAP sign at Tirrell  Farmstead Specialties. Photo courtesy of and Tirrell Farms.

    Michigan Farms Becoming Environmentally Verified

    Published on April 14, 2014

    Farmers across Michigan take great pride in the food they produce. Farm work is a labor of love and producing the best they can is generally nothing but a given and a life-style.

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