Detroit

FoodLab Detroit: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Restaurant Industry

“We can either use this crisis as a chance to create a more democratic economy where we’re broadening ownership and wealth, supporting businesses that are grounded in their workers and communities, and trying to build businesses together that are owned by the community like a cooperative, or we continue to do business as usual when […]

Detroit Takes on Food Waste in Make Food Not Waste’s Community Events this September

Detroit, MI — August 25, 2020 Make Food Not Waste is trading its annual event at Eastern Market for a cooking series featuring Detroit chefs, mixologists and bakers who share how to make food go further. Highlighting new (and old) recipes that cross cultures, this six-episode series will show how delicious it can be to […]

in Detroit, Drinks, Environment, Event, Farmers Markets, Southeast Michigan

Detroit Food Academy Goes Virtual!

Detroit Food Academy, a non-profit that teaches youth about food, cooking, and leadership, will host their after school and Advanced Leadership programs virtually this school year. Through a series of culinary-based leadership programs, DFA inspires countless young Detroiters to become well-rounded leaders through their exploration in food justice, nutrition, business, and entrepreneurship. Students are even […]

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List of Michigan Black Owned/Operated Farms

Did you know that less than 2% of all farmers in the US are Black? We are celebrating these farm owners for many reasons – in part because of all the discriminatory land policies that followed emancipation to the present day (Here’s a great link for a brief history). Many people in our audience are making […]

in Agriculture, Detroit, Eat Local, Find Local Food

Keep Growing Detroit: Fostering a Food Sovereign City

Detroit has always had a robust urban agriculture scene rooted in the resilience and innovation of its residents. For the past decade, Keep Growing Detroit (KGD) has been one of the many organizations, farms and individuals building on this history to strengthen the Detroit food ecosystem and foster food sovereignty. Through their Garden Resource Program, […]

in Agriculture, Detroit, Find Local Food, Southeast Michigan

Support Local Food Businesses Statewide

Local food businesses are among the hardest hit by the outbreak of COVID-19. With bars and restaurants banned from dine-in services, many are adapting as fast as possible. Some are food businesses are switching to curbside or delivery options, and farms are upgrading their online ordering systems. Even non-food businesses, like yoga studios and libraries, […]

in Detroit, Drinks, Economy, Find Local Food, Health, Southeast Michigan

Local Food Summits Provide Connection, Engagement

Local food focused conferences and summits are a great opportunity for seasoned food systems practitioners and budding local food enthusiasts to learn, connect and get inspired toward positive action. In southeast Michigan, two upcoming Local Food Summits provide unique opportunities for engagement and education: Greater Washtenaw Local Food Summit (LFS) Monday, March 9th 8:00 AM – […]

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 […]