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 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 January 21, 2019
An annotated bibliography of resources and publications on structural racism in the U.S. food system.
Published on January 3, 2019
The fourth edition of this directory provides an overview of various financing sources available to food-related businesses in Michigan and across the United States.
Journal & Trade Magazine Articles
"Put Your Own Mask on Before Helping Someone Else": The Capacity of Food Hubs to Build Equitable Food Access
Published on December 7, 2018
Examining 11 Michigan food hubs, this paper asks about the extent to which and under what conditions food hubs can successfully achieve their dual social and economic goals.
Can Farmers’ Markets in Shrinking Cities Contribute to Economic Development? A Case Study from Flint, Michigan
Published on May 24, 2018
This article examines the extent to which the Flint Farmers’ Market produces positive spillover effects on nearby businesses in downtown Flint, Michigan.
Published on March 21, 2019
How did Michigan benefit from 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids and Farms? Read about the impacts in the Michigan Department of Education's 2018-2019 Legislative Report.
Published on November 5, 2018
This report explores self-sustaining entrepreneurial fundraising strategies and activities and offers a creative pathway for evaluating strategies to fund Michigan's beginning farmer initiatives.
Published on October 22, 2018
This summary overview of the 2018 Michigan Good Food Report Card shares progress made toward the six goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter over the past two years.
Published on November 22, 2016
A video snapshot of Good Food efforts in the Upper Peninsula, first shown at the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit.
Published on August 1, 2018
This three-part series features guest speakers from states that, like Michigan, have visionary plans that guide their local food systems progress.
Published on May 2, 2018
A webinar intended to inspire Extension educators who want to make racial equity a more intentional part of their work – and an introduction to resources and tools to help do so.
Published on January 3, 2017
This is a recording of an internal conversation among mobile market representatives in Michigan who came together to share operating practices for pop-up farm stands and mobile grocers, including successes and challenges.