Good Food in Action

  • The Marquette Food Co-op manages this educational hoop house at Northern Michigan University.

    Introducing the Upper Peninsula Food Exchange

    Published on April 1, 2013

    The U.P. Food Exchange (UPFE) is a newly formed agricultural hub designed to connect local food activity within each of the Upper Peninsula's three regions (eastern, central, and western).

  • USDA Proposes New Rules for School Snacks

    Published on February 1, 2013

    The fifth goal of the Michigan Good Food Charter calls for schools to meet the Michigan Nutrition Standards for both school meals and for food sold in schools outside of the meal programs.

  • New MDCH Media Campaign: MI Healthier Tomorrow

    Published on February 1, 2013

    Last month, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), in conjunction with numerous public and private partners, unveiled a new media campaign- MI Healthier Tomorrow - meant to provide a unified message on healthy living for Michiganders.

  • Drawing courtesy of Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

    Grand Rapids Sets the Stage for a New Downtown Market

    Published on February 1, 2013

    In keeping with the goals of the Michigan Good Food initiative, many groups across the state are striving to provide people with better access to high quality local food through the development of new and existing programs.

  • Photo courtesy of Guindon Farms of Cornell, Michigan.

    Beef Producers Involved in Local Food Research

    Published on January 2, 2013

    Moving Michigan toward its Good Food Charter goal of Michigan farmers supplying 20 percent of food in Michigan markets by 2020 involves a lot of people and businesses in many different sectors.

  • Fundraising for Local Food

    Published on January 2, 2013

    Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI) has been seeking support to implement one of the Michigan Good Food Charter agenda priorities-"10 cents a meal," whereby schools are given extra funds to purchase local, healthy food for school meals.

  • Hundreds of people showed up to weigh in on the Hantz Woodlands proposal December 10. Photo by Sarah Hulett, Michigan Radio.

    Detroit Residents Voice Reservations

    Published on December 1, 2012

    Detroit has been known for its ground-up approach to solving its food issues through small-scale urban agriculture. Not only has the city put urban farming on the map locally, but it has become known nationally along with other projects.

  • Ashley Atkinson, Director of Urban Agriculture and Open Space with the Greening of Detroit. Photo courtesy of Patty Cantrell.

    National Recognition for Outstanding Detroiters

    Published on November 1, 2012

    Two grassroots leaders of Detroit's Good Food movement recently received prestigious national recognition for their innovative, inclusive and inspiring work.

  • Big Announcements in Michigan's Food Hub World

    Published on November 1, 2012

    Recent grant and technical assistance announcements for regional food hub development in Michigan continue a year of significant progress in that arena.

  • Michigan Culinary Tourism Update

    Published on October 1, 2012

    In 2009, the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development's Grape and Wine Industry Council has been leading an initiative called the Michigan Culinary Tourism Alliance.

  • Agriculture Marketing Campaign Set to Continue

    Published on October 1, 2012

    Starting in June and running through September this year, the "Pure Michigan" promotional campaign took on a different product: "Pure Michigan Agriculture."

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