Southeast Michigan

Exploring Detroit’s Community Markets

The oldest and most visited farmers market in Detroit, Eastern Market, has been one of the cornerstones of the city for over 125 years. Providing guests with not only fresh fruits and vegetables from all over Michigan and beyond, Eastern Market offers a unique combination of local vendors, bakers, products, and artists.  Personal favorites include: […]

The New Normal: Local Farms and Businesses Collaborate

As the global COVID-19 pandemic wears on, farms and businesses are continuing to adapt. One exciting facet of these adaptations are new collaborations between farms, restaurants, and other businesses all working to support themselves–and one another. In southeast Michigan, these new collaborations are taking many forms. 

FoodLab Detroit: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Restaurant Industry

“We can either use this crisis as a chance to create a more democratic economy where we’re broadening ownership and wealth, supporting businesses that are grounded in their workers and communities, and trying to build businesses together that are owned by the community like a cooperative, or we continue to do business as usual when […]

Detroit Takes on Food Waste in Make Food Not Waste’s Community Events this September

Detroit, MI — August 25, 2020 Make Food Not Waste is trading its annual event at Eastern Market for a cooking series featuring Detroit chefs, mixologists and bakers who share how to make food go further. Highlighting new (and old) recipes that cross cultures, this six-episode series will show how delicious it can be to […]

in Detroit, Drinks, Environment, Event, Farmers Markets, Southeast Michigan

Building Healthy Places: Connecting our Communities to Good Food

For the past 9 months, Taste the Local Difference has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to implement the Building Healthy Places (BHP) Program. Through this program, the TLD team has connected 22 businesses and community organizations in Northeast and Southeast Michigan to funding and technical assistance for healthy food […]

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, […]

in Agriculture, Detroit, Find Local Food, Southeast Michigan

Changing the Soil at We the People Opportunity Farm

This content originally appeared in We the People Opportunity Farm’s (WTPOF) June Newsletter and is being shared with permission. Sign up for WTPOF’s newsletter here. Our formerly incarcerated paid internship program is off to a GREAT start! We are fortunate to have TWO dynamic interns, Malachai Muhammad and Abdurrahman (Abdu) Banta. Just as my grandmother […]