MSU Extension's Michigan Fresh program puts information on the growing, stroring, and preparing of nearly 100 Michigan fruits, vegetables, meats and more into the hands of the people who need it.
MSU Extension's Michigan Fresh program puts information on the growing, storing and preparing nearly 100 Michigan fruits, vegetables, meats and more into the hands of the people who need it, whether they are at the farmers' market or in their gardens.
"When people are passionate about food, they are passionate about where it comes from and more interested in eating well,” said Kendra Wills, MSU Extension educator leading the Michigan Fresh initiative. “We want to capitalize on this interest to promote a major Michigan industry, support local growers and local businesses, and make Michiganders healthier.”
MSU Extension educators and volunteers at farmers’ markets throughout Michigan work with vendors and growers to hand out fact sheets and recipe cards featuring popular local foods. The Michigan Fresh website brings the information to thousands more.
This article was published in In the Field, a yearly magazine produced by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. To view past issues of In the Field, visit www.canr.msu.edu/inthefield. For more information, email Holly Whetstone, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-355-0123.