Farming While Black in West MI: Groundswell Community Farm

Groundswell Community Farm in Zeeland is planting a new seed in the West Michigan farming community. BruceMichael Wilson is a Black and Native farmer who took over Groundswell Farm from its previous owners in July 2019 and started a mid-season CSA. Even though his first full season occurred with the onslaught of the pandemic in […]

Local Food Icons: Three Women You Should Know

It’s Women’s History Month! This month is all about amplifying the stories of women, and we’re highlighting a few who have made a significant impact on local food and our food system. While women have ancestrally and historically been a huge part of the food system, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate 3 […]

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Upcoming Michigan Virtual CSA Fair! 2/26

The Michigan Statewide CSA Network, a collaboration between Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), MSU Extension, and Taste the Local Difference, is excited to announce their upcoming Michigan virtual CSA Fair on February 26th. Those that would like to learn more about what a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is, what their options are, and […]

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A True Farm to Doorstep CSA: Dancing Meadows Homestead

Close to the St. Clair river and spotted with idyllic campsites, the Dancing Meadows Homestead began when Martin and Melodee Beals left corporate life in favor of bringing fresh, affordable food to the people of Southeast Michigan. Now, they run a pesticide, synthetic chemical and GMO free farm, which is reaching their community with a […]

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fairs

Want to meet your new favorite farmer? Attend an upcoming CSA Fair to find your perfect match. CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, are similar to a subscription program — members receive a weekly box of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, mead, and much more from a local farmer or producer. This arrangement allows the […]

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 […]

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