Briefs & Fact Sheets
Published on March 21, 2019
What motivates people to attend CRFS network convenings? How are summits and network meetings impacting participants? This report uses 586 evaluations collected from 2016 to 2018 to begin to answer such questions.
Published on December 17, 2018
Results from a brief survey asking institutional food service buyers how they know that their suppliers have followed safe food production and handling practices.
Published on September 11, 2018
The results of the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey are available for partners and supporters to use and share in their networks.
Published on August 1, 2018
This Michigan State University Extension bulletin was developed to outline steps to initiate the process and to aid farmers in deciding whether this type of certification is the best route for their farm.
Beyond Grants Executive Summary: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Funding Beginning Farmer Initiatives
Published on February 20, 2018
Executive summary of report researching and documenting entrepreneurial strategies to raise funds for beginning farmer initiatives.
Published on January 9, 2018
This data brief reports out key findings from a 2016 survey in Ypsilanti on community members’ access to food. Findings will help inform strategies to improve food security and access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Published on November 21, 2017
A brief explanation aiming to bring clarity and awareness around the disconnection between health and access to farmland.
Published on October 9, 2017
Learn how Hoophouses for Health helps Michigan children and families have better access to good food while supporting Michigan farmers and increasing season extension food production.
Published on August 9, 2017
This brief presents simple principles to aid small meat plants in deciding whether and when to process one species over another.
Published on August 8, 2017
This brief introduces findings and next steps from a study evaluating the economic influences of Double Up Food Bucks on Michigan farmers and farmers markets.
Published on December 6, 2016
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network informally surveyed Michigan institutions to better understand what they consider “local” as it relates to food procurement.
Published on August 17, 2016
This document provides an overview of farm to early care and education, steps to successfully purchasing local food, and highlights available resources. Printed in English and Spanish.