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

Introducing Sara! UP Local Food Marketing Rep

We are pleased to introduce our new Central UP Local Food Marketing Rep, Sara Johnson! She is a Milwaukee native who lived in Chicago for nearly a decade before making the move to the true North. In college, she studied advertising and marketing to fuel her entrepreneurial drive. Following that, she spent a handful of years working in […]

in Find Local Food, Upper Peninsula

New Year’s Resolution: Sweeten your Life, Locally

The holidays are here! At this time of the year we are reflecting on the year behind us and many often look to a new year’s resolution to start things off right.  So in the spirit of the season may we suggest a realistic resolution that will help you support your local economy.  Swap your […]

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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 […]

in Agriculture, Economy, Environment, Food Policy

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 […]

in Eat Local, Environment

Register now for the 17th Annual Michigan Family Farms Conference!

The 17th annual Michigan Family Farms Conference is coming up fast and is an event you won’t want to miss! Each year, the conference offers beginning, small-scale, and culturally diverse farmers a chance to network, learn, and build sustainable family farms. It is an energizing, hands-on event featuring multiple tracks of breakout sessions plus a […]

in Agriculture, Event, Get Involved, Learn More

Cozy Winter Meals: Boosting Nutrition in Winter

Michigan winter can feel long and grey. While there may be less variety in food grown around the state, what is grown makes for some excellent comfort food. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and swiss chard, combine with other ingredients to create fabulous nutrient-dense dishes.  Check out some of the dishes below that incorporate winter seasonal ingredients. […]

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