Good Food in Action

  • Photo courtesy of MSU Center for Regional Food Systems.

    Michigan Farm to Institution Network to Launch in April

    Published on February 3, 2014

    On April 3, 2014 the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the Ecology Center will launch a new initiative to further advance progress of a key Michigan Good Food Charter goal.

  • The Coalition for Community Development helps students at MLK Elementary plant carrots. Photo courtesy of

    HEALTHY Muskegon

    Published on January 2, 2014

    One community's health initiative is working to impact its younger residents in meaningful, lasting ways.

  • Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, developing the coalition.

    Facilitating and Accelerating Food System Innovation in Detroit

    Published on January 2, 2014

    The strong commitment and determination of Detroiters to develop new business opportunities, coupled with the availability of vacant land and buildings, creates ideal conditions for innovating sustainable development in the food system.

  • Cooking Matters Michigan participants. Photo courtesy of Cooking Matters Michigan's Facebook page.

    "Cooking Matters" to Detroiters

    Published on January 2, 2014

    Detroit nutrition education program geared toward low-income families experiences growth, success

  • Michigan Harvest Event

    Published on December 1, 2013

    On November 20th, approximately 200 people gathered at the Michigan State University Kellogg Center to celebrate the Michigan Harvest Gathering event.

  • One of the calendar pages.

    2014: A Year of Food in Kalamazoo

    Published on December 1, 2013

    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.

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    Year End Meeting of MIFMA's Food Assistance Partnership

    Published on December 1, 2013

    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.

  • From left to right Isiah Tabb (fruit and vegetable producer),  Shakara Tyler (MSU Center for Regional Food Systems), Hakim Rashi

    A Rural Haven in Southeast Michigan

    Published on December 1, 2013

    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'."

  • New State Funding for Healthy Retail

    Published on November 1, 2013

    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.

  • Michigan Food Policy Council Releases 2013 Recommendations

    Published on November 1, 2013

    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.

  • National Food Hub Survey Findings Published

    Published on October 1, 2013

    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.

  • Rainbow Salad Day at one of Michigan Land Use Institute’s farm to school partner schools. (Photo courtesy of MLUI).

    Everybody Wins

    Published on September 1, 2013

    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.

  • Photo courtesy of Cherry Capital Foods.

    New School Year, New Food Source

    Published on September 1, 2013

    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.

  • Hospital Chef Steve Delidow showing off a dish made with ingredients from the greenhouse. (Photo Credit: Patricia Beck/DFP).

    Good Food, Good Health!

    Published on September 1, 2013

    Hospitals promote wellness by offering healthy local food to guests.

  • Michigan Voices' New Storytelling Project

    Published on August 1, 2013

    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.

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