January 18, 2021

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day through Action

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Now recognized as a National Day of Service,…

January 15, 2021

Winter 2021 Cookbook Club: Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Michigan winters are filled with perfect baking days: the cold invites you to preheat the oven, snowy days ask for warm freshly-baked bread, and sweaters allow for extra…

September 23, 2020

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…

August 27, 2020

Take Action with Food Gatherers this Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, a time when people all over America stand together to fight hunger in their communities. 

August 18, 2020

Local Foodie Checklist: August

The Local Foodie Checklist gives you five ways to become involved in the local food near you — here are some suggestions for August! Have a jam sesh!…

July 13, 2020

Produce Safety Technicians: What Do They Do?

Did you know that Michigan is the only State that has Produce Safety Technicians? There are six Produce Safety Techs in the State that assist fresh produce growers…

July 6, 2020

4 Ways For You and I to Say No to Monocultures

Picture a banana. Can you see it in your mind’s eye? Yellow, green, maybe a beautiful ripe brown, ready to be flambeed, or maybe you’re even picturing it…

June 23, 2020

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…

May 28, 2020

Local Food Communities are going Virtual

For me, spring is often the time spent finalizing the plans for the summer ahead. In the Upper Peninsula, it means the weather is finally suitable for traveling…

May 26, 2020

“Meating” The Demand

From farmers to distributors to processing plants to grocery workers, the coronavirus continues to blindly take a large toll on essential workers across the food system. On day…