We are excited to introduce our two new employees at Taste the Local Difference. Annaliese Brown will serve as a West Michigan Local Food Coordinator out of Grand Rapids. Devon Wilson will serve as a Southwest Michigan Local Food Coordinator out of Battle Creek. Get to know our two new employees below!
Here are a few July job postings for organizations in Southern Michigan that support the local food and agriculture movement.
Elberta is a beautiful, quiet village nestled between Lake Michigan and Betsie Bay. It sits just a mile down the road from Frankfort, one of northern Michigan’s hottest growing destinations. And this just in — its home to an incredible business opportunity you’ve got to hear about!
We’ve had so many fun summer job opportunities come across our desks that we’ve decided to share them all in one place. These are food jobs, farming jobs, plain-old awesome jobs. If you’re looking for a continual update on cool jobs in Northwest Michigan be sure to like Awesome JOB ALERT n.mich on facebook.
This infographic comes to us from our good friends at the Fair Food Network. Oran Hesterman, executive director of the Detroit based nonprofit, hired renown economist Michael Shuman to research the potential impacts of shifting the local food economy in Michigan up by 20%. This graphic is part of a summary of Shuman’s report that tries to shed some light on the power of a local food economy.
The big thing to look for here is the opportunity represented by these numbers. How can we as a community of food producers seek to fill some of these niches, and in so doing capture a rich market that we are otherwise simply throwing away?
To view the full sized PDF of the above infographic, please click here.