Agriculture

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 […]

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.  […]

in Agriculture, Economy, Environment, Get Involved

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

Introducing LaBria! Mid-Michigan Local Food Marketing Rep

Introducing LaBria Lane, our new Mid-Michigan Local Food Marketing Rep! LaBria is an experienced Urban Agriculturalist living in the Flint area. In the past she has worked on urban farms, in school gardens with kids, and in high-end landscaping. She owns a newly established farm, MarySam’s gardens, and is active in her community food system. […]

in Agriculture, Find Local Food, Flint

How to Eat Local (and Help the Environment) in Detroit

Food production and transportation are significant contributors to greenhouse gases. Besides the resources used to grow food, it takes energy to preserve, package, and ship our food around the country. Before it reaches your plate, food travels an average of 1500 miles!  One way to cut down on the food energy footprint is to eat […]