2022-2023 Cultivate Michigan Marketplace Series Evaluation Report


June 4, 2024 - <mcmanu60@msu.edu>, <mborgm@msu.edu>, <zieglerg@msu.edu>, <matts@msu.edu>

Between 2022 and early 2023, five Cultivate Michigan Marketplace events were hosted in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. These events provided opportunities for local and regional food suppliers and institutional food service buyers to network and connect around local food. 

The evaluation report shares findings related to attendance and evaluation results from paper surveys that participants were asked to complete at each event. 

Evaluation findings show that this Marketplace series was successful in reaching the goal of connecting institutional buyers to suppliers, although additional evaluation would be needed to understand attendees' follow through on connecting with new contacts that they met at one or more events.

See below for copies of each event's attendee directory:

See the Cultivate Michigan Meet the Buyers: Guide to Resource Providers for Farms and Food Businesses here.

Read the evaluation report for more details and findings.



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