Agriculture

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!

It’s an exciting time for many farms across the country. It’s a time of year when CSA sign-ups begin, and minds are officially shifted to new crops and field planning. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a popular way for consumers to buy locally grown, seasonal food directly from a farmer. It’s a way to know […]

in Agriculture, Environment, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food

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. […]

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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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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 […]

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