Michigan Good Food is a policy initiative centered on the Michigan Good Food Charter. The initiative aims to promote policy changes that will advance "good food" in Michigan.
Good Food Is:
Healthy - It provides nourishment and enables people to thrive
Green - It was produced in a manner that is environmentally sustainable
Fair - No one along the supply chain was exploited for its creation
Affordable - All people have access to it
Michigan Good Food publishes a weekly story about Michigan Good Food people and progress called the "Good Food Bite." The "Bite" is a short good food inspiration to energize your week. Follow the button below to subscribe to the bite and find past stories on our news page.
We envision a thriving economy, equity, and sustainability for all of Michigan and its people through a food system rooted in local communities and centered on good food. By 2020, we believe we can meet or exceed the following goals:
- Michigan institutions will source 20 percent of their food products from Michigan growers, producers and processors.
- Michigan farmers will profitably supply 20 percent of all Michigan institutional, retailer and consumer food purchases and be able to pay fair wages to their workers.
- Michigan will generate new agri-food businesses at a rate that enables 20 percent of food purchased in Michigan to come from Michigan.
- Eighty percent of Michigan residents (twice the current level) will have easy access to affordable, fresh, healthy food, 20 percent of which is from Michigan sources.
- Michigan Nutrition Standards will be met by 100 percent of school meals and 75 percent of schools selling food outside school meal programs.
- Michigan schools will incorporate food and agriculture into the pre-K through 12th grade curriculum for all Michigan students and youth will have access to food and agriculture entrepreneurial opportunities.
Good Food in Action
Published on May 22, 2018
Six Michigan communities have learned more about their residents’ access to healthy food using a new shared measurement survey.
Published on May 3, 2018
Seed saving is a long-held tradition, often practiced by populations wanting to preserve culturally significant crops. Today, as networks of seed saving grow across Michigan, libraries are getting involved.
Published on April 19, 2018
In four cities across Michigan, Cultivate Michigan Marketplace events provided time for local and regional food suppliers and institutional food service buyers of all scales to network and connect around local food.