Two recent grants to the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems will help more Michiganders access to local food.
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.
New 5-year study on statewide Double Up program shows benefits to families, farmers, economy
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.
Getting Healthy Food into School Lunches: HEALTHY Muskegon hosts Betti Wiggins, Executive Director of School Nutrition Services at Detroit Public Schools
As the demand for locally sourced food increases with Muskegon area residents, wholesale purchasers such as schools, grocery stores, hospitals and restaurants must adjust accordingly to meet their customer's needs.
In 2012, a group of female farmers approached Michelle Napier-Dunnings, executive director of Michigan Food and Farming Systems. Through discussion a new network has grown, devoted to addressing the specific needs of female farmers in the state.
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.
The Michigan Good Food Steering Committee invites Michigan residents to sign a resolution of support of the Michigan Good Food Charter.
As the Michigan Food Hub Network celebrates its second anniversary in June 2014, marked progress is being reported on its primary goal.
First Lady Michelle Obama and FoodCorps leaders and service members from around the country (including one from Detroit, MI) participated in the 6th annual White House Kitchen Garden Spring Planting.
As people in Michigan's food community prepare for another hopeful season of planting and harvesting, those who suffer hunger are preparing for one of their most difficult times of the year.
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.
Findings of a three-year study in Michigan middle schools indicates that USDA's new Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools will improve student's diets.
On April 3, 2014 the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the Ecology Center will launch a new initiative to further advance progress of a key Michigan Good Food Charter goal.
For the past two years, Michigan State University Extension and the Eaton Good Food Council have been working with Eaton Rapids Food Service Director Linda Vainner and high school teachers Jennifer Grivens and Julie Brantley.
USDA and Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council provide education and training for using hoophouses in urban agriculture.
The strong commitment and determination of Detroiters to develop new business opportunities, coupled with the availability of vacant land and buildings, creates ideal conditions for innovating sustainable development in the food system.