The People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo College's "Cultivating Community" First Year Seminar have partnered to produce a calendar that tells stories about individuals & businesses that constitute the Kalamazoo Foodshed.
According to the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), over the past five years, food assistance benefit programs like Double Up Food Bucks have increased the use of SNAP benefits at Michigan farmers markets.
Isiah Tabb flicks through the seed catalogue seeking the best corn variety to plant next year and declares "I am very proud of my 'garden'."
The State of Michigan has received a $3 million federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) award from the US Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture to support the Michigan Good Food Fund.
Numerous people and groups across Michigan are hoping to leverage their impact by working more closely together through the Michigan Farm to Institution Network.
Although nearly one million Michigan residents lack access to fresh, healthy food at this time, small farms and growers have the ability to provide what they lack, as long as we can remove some barriers first.
Results of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey, one of the most comprehensive data sets on food hubs to date, show that food hubs are positive forces for jobs, local economies, and food access in their communities.
The Michigan Land Use Institute is working with local schools and businesses to provide Northwest Michigan schoolchildren with healthy meal options from local farmers through the program, the 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms initiative.
Michigan public school students will enjoy Michigan-grown fruit (pears, peaches and apples) starting this school year, thanks to a partnership with Cherry Capital Foods and Chartwells School Dining Services.
After a decade of connecting Northwest Michigan farmers and consumers, Taste the Local Difference (TLD), Michigan Land Use Institute's local food initiative, is now marketing Michigan good food in a whole new way.
As part of farm bill advocacy work, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is developing a collection of stories from farmers in key states such as Michigan who are most affected by Good Food policy.
Moving towards ever more sustainable ways of growing food is critical to a good food system. Many Michigan farmers interested in organic growing methods can benefit from research that supports their specific business needs and situations.
On May 9, 2013, eight teams came from around the state to compete in the third biannual Michigan Junior Chef Competition on the Michigan State University campus.
Q&A with Troy Hale and Geri Alumit Zeldes, Co-Directors of Award-Winning Documentary The Kings of Flint
The first goal of the Michigan Good Food Charter - "Michigan institutions will source 20% of their food products from Michigan growers, producers and processors" - is gaining momentum in higher education.
What are the consequences of urbanization? How should we factor in these changes as we develop a food system based on good food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable?
A new resource, "Food Innovation Districts: An Economic Gardening Tool," offers guidance on helping farm and food businesses collaborate.