• Michigan institutions expand local food purchasing

    Published on May 31, 2013

    Recent surveys by the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) demonstrate that many institutions are eager to put more local food on their menus and area farmers are interested in supplying it.

  • Evaluating the Economic Impact of Local Food

    Published on May 17, 2013

    In early 2013, CRFS and the Union of Concerned Scientists convened economists and local food researchers to examine economic analyses of local and regional food systems. Results will be shared at a May 20 webinar and are presented in a brief publication.

  • Food Innovation Districts Guide Released

    Published on May 3, 2013

    "Food Innovation Districts: An Economic Gardening Tool," provides guidance to planners, developers, elected officials and community advocates on supporting farm and food business collaboration and innovation.

  • Local Food Resource Guide

    Published on September 21, 2012

    A guide of Michigan organizations working on food systems issues is now available.

  • Farm Succession Study

    Published on September 21, 2012

    Results of a 2011 survey of Michigan farmers about their retirement and succession plans are detailed in this report.

  • Financing Farming Report

    Published on July 5, 2012

    This newly-released report focuses on farm financing and expanding capital access in the the farming sector.