Work Group Reports

Five reports, released between November 2010 and June 2011, were developed to support the goals of the charter and as a resource for advocates.

Each of the work group reports describes the state of affairs in Michigan with respect to the particular arena of the food system, provides additional information on the rationale behind and implementation steps towards the agenda priorities introduced in the charter, and offers indicators by which to assess progress towards the charter’s goals.


  • Farm Viability and Development Report

    Published on June 1, 2011
    This report envisions strong local and regional agricultural markets, farmland protection policies, and a diversity of farmers and farm types in Michigan.

  • Youth Engagement and Opportunity Report

    Published on March 1, 2011
    This report begins with an assessment of where we are today and what we need to do to have a good food system that supports healthy lives and bright futures for Michigan’s young people.

  • Good Food Access for Families and Communities Report

    Published on January 1, 2011
    This report outlines challenges and opportunities for increasing good food access in Michigan.

  • Food System Infrastructure Report

    Published on December 1, 2010
    This report envisions all levels of Michigan’s food system as robust and responsive to good food needs.

  • Institutional Food Purchasing Report

    Published on November 1, 2010
    This report envisions new approaches to food purchasing in which these Michigan institutions provide good food to consumers and create new markets for products grown, raised and processed in the state.