Produce Safety Technicians: What Do They Do?

Did you know that Michigan is the only State that has Produce Safety Technicians? There are six Produce Safety Techs in the State that assist fresh produce growers in implementing and tailoring their practices to meet the highest produce safety standards. The Technicians are housed in the Conservation Districts, and are located in areas that […]

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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

Campfire Kohlrabi

Michigan is all about the seasons, and two of my favorite happening right now are 1) kohlrabi season and 2) camping (and campfire!) season. You too? Grab your grilling tongs and use this simple recipe for an easy campfire meal to take in both fresh air and fresh produce.  Ingredients:  Kohlrabi:  4-5 small-to-medium kohlrabi bulbs […]

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Pittsfield Township Farmers Market Virtual Cooking Demo Series

The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is hosting a virtual cooking demo series! Local chefs will perform a seasonal cooking demonstration through Facebook live videos each month. By going virtual, all are welcome to view these demos safely from their homes and encouraged to stock up at the Pittsfield Township Farmers Market or their local market. […]

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A Michigan Hot Sauce Tour

Things are heating up, both outside and on the shelves of local food purveyors! You’ve got to love a summer meal with a little bit of kick. Keep it local with these Michigan-made sauces to spice up your day!  The sauces:  Clancy’s Fancy Hot Sauce Clancy’s Fancy Hot Sauce is a classic Michigan go-to when […]

Crop Spot: Snap Peas

Snap peas are a legume which means they are in the family of incredible plants that can “fix” nitrogen gas from the atmosphere into a usable form in the soil for other plants to access. Similar to snow peas (edible pod, flat) and English garden/shelling peas (inedible pod, round full appearance), snap peas (edible pod, […]

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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, […]

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