Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fairs

Want to meet your new favorite farmer? Attend an upcoming CSA Fair to find your perfect match. CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, are similar to a subscription program — members receive a weekly box of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, mead, and much more from a local farmer or producer. This arrangement allows the […]

Shared Kitchen Space Fosters Business Growth

Proud Mitten Shared Kitchen, located in the heart of downtown Plymouth, is a culinary gem nestled within the recently preserved Plymouth Arts and Recreation (PARC) Complex. Owner Marlo Bendon firmly believes in the shared kitchen model as a means to support the success of new food business entrepreneurs. “Many small businesses have had the opportunity to […]

The UP Food Exchange: A New Online Marketplace

The Upper Peninsula region’s local food council, the U.P. Food Exchange, is fueled by the momentum of individuals, organizations and businesses looking to support more centralized and healthier eating. They are pleased to reveal their new platform for online local food ordering throughout the region. The site officially went live December 1st and after a […]

in Agriculture, Economy, Find Local Food, Upper Peninsula

The NE Michigan Food & Farming Network is Taking a Place at the Table

Local food councils bring the community together to promote the well-being of their local food system. The newly formed Northeast Michigan Food & Farming Network  (NEMFFN) envisions a future where all people in the area have access to food that is fresh and regionally grown, priced fairly for the farmer, and produced in a way which […]

Calling all Local Food Businesses!

 As you plan for funding to strengthen our local food system and improve access to healthy food, please keep us in mind. We want to help support the success of your funding applications! Please don’t hesitate to reach out for a letter of support, consulting ideas, or a quote for marketing tools to build into your budget.  […]

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3 Ways to Drink Local during Dry January

Happy New Year! For a fresh start, many people are abstaining from alcohol this month, for Dry January. Fortunately, Michigan is home to a wide variety of coffee roasters, kombucha brewers, and tea purveyors. Check out some of our favorite non-alcoholic Michigan beverage businesses!  Coffee  Higher Grounds Trading Co. : Located in Traverse City, this […]

in Drinks, Health, Local Ingredients, Specialty Producers

You’re Invited! Greater Washtenaw CSA Fair

 The 2020 Greater Washtenaw County CSA Fair will be held Sunday, February 16th from 12-3 PM at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library. This free, family friendly event brings together farmers and producers from across the county who offer subscriptions to their farm or food business. Traditionally, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription […]

CSA Sign-up Season is Here!

Summer may seem far away, but it’s an exciting time for many farms across the country. It’s a time of year when CSA sign-ups for the upcoming season open up, and minds are officially shifted to new crops and field planning. For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for […]

in Agriculture, Environment, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food