Funding for Local Food and Farms

As northern Michigan farmers work to build a sustainable, local-food economy, they need funding and other support to get started, expand current operation, build year-round growing capacity or establish new business models. USDA Rural Development, MSU Extension, Taste the Local Difference and the Food and Farming Network have teamed up with local sponsors and organizations […]

in Economy, Event, Find Local Food, Get Involved

Food Infographic To Make You Think

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 […]

in Economy, Food Policy