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  • Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Fact Sheet

    August 17, 2016

    Brief/Fact Sheet

    This document provides an overview of farm to early care and education, steps to successfully purchasing local food, and highlights available resources. Printed in English and Spanish.

  • Cultivate Michigan: What It Is and How to Help Institutions Sign Up

    June 22, 2016

    Webinar

    Intended for partners of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network who can be allies and ambassadors for Cultivate Michigan around the state, this webinar covers how Cultivate Michigan works and how to help institutions in your area sign up.

  • How to Join Cultivate Michigan

    June 22, 2016

    Webinar

    If you’re a food service director or buyer at a Michigan institution, check out this webinar to learn about the Cultivate Michigan campaign and how your institution can sign up to track purchases and reach for the MI Good Food Charter goal

  • Michigan’s Beginning Farmers Survey Summary

    June 21, 2016

    Report

    The goal of the survey was to better understand the unique characteristics, experiences, and needs of Michigan’s beginning farmers in order to develop more effective training programs for these farmers.

  • Iowa Food Hub Manager Network Webinar

    June 15, 2016

    Webinar

    This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about and compare another distinct food hub network model, the Iowa Food Hub Managers Network, with our Michigan Food Hub Network.

  • Meat Marketing Series: Selling the Whole Animal and Managing Variability

    June 9, 2016

    Guide

    Demand for local meat has been growing exponentially for years. Actually building a successful and profitable meat marketing program is easier said than done. Our report outlines a general solution for the problems.

  • Accessing and Understanding Secondary Data on Food Access Webinar

    May 24, 2016

    Webinar

    This webinar introduces a range of sources for accessing secondary data related to healthy food access.

  • MI Farm to School Grant Program: The First Three Years

    May 12, 2016

    Report

    The MI Farm to School Grant Program is an effort to help food program providers overcome challenges and stimulate or sustain local food purchasing programs at K-12 schools and early childhood programs in Michigan

  • 2015 National Food Hub Survey

    May 11, 2016

    Report

    The data from 2015 National Food Hub Survey is first ongoing national data set of its caliber on food hub operations.

  • Local Governments & Food Systems - 2015 Survey Results

    May 5, 2016

    Brief/Fact Sheet

    CRFS worked with the International City/County Management Association to conduct a second comprehensive national survey of local government policies, programs, plans, and other activities supporting food systems.

  • Farm to Summer: Incorporating Local Foods into Summer Food Service Programs Webinar

    May 5, 2016

    Webinar

    This webinar covers the basics of Farm to Summer, how to incorporate local purchasing into summer food service programs, and provides examples of Farm to Summer programs happening throughout Michigan.

  • Increasing Local Food Purchasing through Forward Contracting

    April 22, 2016

    Webinar

    This webinar discusses the different ways schools can use a forward contract when purchasing local foods, how to get started, and the benefits for both farmers and K-12 schools and early childhood programs.

  • MI Farm to School Grant Program Information Webinar

    April 15, 2016

    Webinar

    This webinar was an information session for prospective applicants for the 2016/2017 MI Farm to School Grant Program. Covering key information like eligibility, expectations, and the grant calendar as well as examples of previous grantee activities.

  • MI Farm to School Grantees

    April 15, 2016

    Brief/Fact Sheet

    This document provides a list of current and previous MI Farm to School Grantees, including K-12 schools/districts and early childcare and education programs.

  • Encouraging Local Food Enterprise Through Zoning and Planning

    April 13, 2016

    Webinar

    This webinar provides tips and guidance for food businesses and entrepreneurs on how to navigate existing zoning rules and regulations.