Engaging the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in developing regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.
Jul 30 2016
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Conference registration is open for the Together at the Farm: U.P. Local Food Conference on July 30th.
Visit the full event page for more information.
Jul 17 2015
A $30 million public-private partnership loan and grant fund providing financing and business assistance to good food enterprises that benefit underserved communities across Michigan.
May 12 2016
The data from 2015 National Food Hub Survey is first ongoing national data set of its caliber on food hub operations. This report details findings on topics such as the financial state of food hubs, the numbers and types of farmers and ranchers that they work with, and the types of customers they serve.
The findings of this, the second national food hub survey, together with the 2013 National Food Hub survey, are the beginning of a longitudinal data set that tracks what food hubs look like and what impacts they are having across the United States.
Overall, the 2015 National Food Hub Survey indicates that the food hub model can be financially successful across a variety of legal structures and geographic or customer markets. As consumer interest in local and regional food grows, the market for food hub services also grows.
The second National Food Hub Survey was conducted early 2015 as a collaboration between the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and the Wallace Center at Winrock International.
This survey is authored by:
The Michigan Farmer’s Market Association and the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems are excited to announce a new local food procurement grant opportunity that will support up to $2,000 to purchase and provide more local, nutritious produce to food programs that serve children in Flint affected by the water crisis. Please help us spread the news with food program directors or providers that serve Flint children.
The “food hub” model is proving to be financially successful across a variety of legal structures and markets, according to a newly published report from the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the Wallace Center at Winrock International.
Apply now for the 2017 MSU Organic Farmer Training Program. Running from March 3 - November 17. Scholarships available.
The MI Farm to School Grant Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.