Kathryn Colasanti


Kathryn Colasanti

Kathryn Colasanti completed her master's with the CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems (now CRFS) before joining the staff in May 2009. Her research with the group has spanned multiple topics, including healthy food access, farm-to-school, farm-to-institution, urban agriculture, beginning farmers, farmers markets and school food supply chains. Her current work is centered on coordinating the Michigan Good Food Charter Shared Measurement Project. Before joining the Center, Kathryn worked on an urban farm and on garden-based preventative health initiatives in Denver, CO.

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  • 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit Celebrated State and Local Successes in Building a "Good Food" System in Michigan

    November 3, 2016

    Nearly 500 people gathered to connect, learn, and collaborate in order to advance health and economic development through Michigan food systems from farm to fork.

  • 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit registration now open

    August 9, 2016

    The theme of the 2016 Good Food Summit is “Good Food for All: The road to 2020.” Participants in the day-long event will celebrate state and local successes, engage with sector-specific breakout tracks, network with others from around Michigan and across the food system, and hear stories about successful Michigan collaborations.

  • 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit "Good Food for All": The Road to 2020

    April 14, 2016

    The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking abstracts for breakout sessions for the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit. The Summit will address best practices in the field of "good food" (food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable) This year's theme, Good Food for All: The Road to 2020.

  • 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit

    February 23, 2016

    The 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit will be held on October 28, 2016 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI. Whether you're a food consumer, grower, buyer, advocate, educator, or policymaker, come to connect with others who want to further good food - food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable. Plan to join us!