Environment

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 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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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 […]

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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 […]

82nd Annual Michigan Farmers’ Union Convention & Member Meeting

The Michigan Farmers Union is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the social and economic well-being of Michigan family farmers. Each year, they host an annual meeting to discuss policy issues at hand, before pushing them forward to the national level. This year at the 82nd Annual Michigan Farmers’ Union Convention and Member Meeting in […]

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Putting Gratitude on the Menu

Mid-November through January often feels like an all out sprint between holiday gatherings, end of year work deadlines, and travel to see loved ones. While this can be a time of immense joy, stress often abounds.  As I work to slow down and be present, I’m challenging myself to practice more gratitude. My theme, given […]

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