Michigan Good Food Summit returns to Lansing this fall

Michigan Good Food Summit returns to support Michigan food systems that focus on healthy, green, fair and affordable food production.

The third Michigan Good Food Summit will be returning to the Lansing Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Hosted by the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, the Summit will build on the momentum and success around the Michigan Good Food Charter. The six-goal charter is a roadmap for a food system rooted in local communities and centered on good food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable. More than 600 organizations and individuals have signed a resolution of support for the charter. 

  • Who attends the Summit? Anyone who wants to develop a good food system in Michigan and work with others to further the Michigan Good Food Charter.
  • What is the goal? Consumers, growers, buyers, advocates, educators, policymakers and others learning from each other and growing Michigan’s collective capacity to implement and track progress toward good food.

A reception and film will precede the Summit on the late afternoon of Oct. 27 at the Lansing Center. The Summit itself begins at 9 a.m. on Oct. 28, with a keynote conversation on Growing and Buying Good Food, featuring Detroit Public Schools’ food service director, Betti Wiggins and farmer/community organizer, Barbara Norman. Two sets of interactive workshops will be held during the day and the closing keynote will feature Dr. Oran Hesterman, president and CEO of the Fair Food Network. Visit the registration page to learn more.        

Michigan State University Extension’s Community Food Systems work group has several educators that serve the communities of Michigan to provide educational programming in support of achieving the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter. Some educators will also be taking part of this event as well.

Registration is $40 for Oct. 27, which includes the evening reception and film. For Oct. 28, registration will be $30. Visit the 2014 Good Food Summit website to sign up. 

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