July 22, 2019

Grubstake Invests in your Community

If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely a local food enthusiast who places value on purchasing from local food businesses within your community. You shop at the farmers…

July 3, 2019

Buy Michigan Now’s 11th Annual Festival Returns to Downtown Northville

Festival to Take Place August 2-4, 2019 (Livonia, July 1, 2019) – Buy Michigan Now is gearing up to host the 11th Annual Buy Michigan Now Festival in…

June 25, 2019

How will Climate Change Impact Michigan’s Fruit Orchards?

There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about how climate change in going to impact agriculture. The Midwest has been characterized by increasing average temperatures,…

June 7, 2019

Get to Know our Summer Interns

We are excited to host three great interns this summer! In northern Michigan, we have Emily Lesky as our Community Health Intern and Julia Linder as our Communications…

May 21, 2019

Upcoming Local Food Events – SE Michigan

Whether the weather makes us feel like it or not, summer is here! And that means more opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy local food…

May 14, 2019

United Way of Washtenaw Leads Strategies for Success

By 2030, we aspire to live in a community where your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life. United Way of Washtenaw County fights for the…

April 18, 2019

Michigan Tech Students Conduct Food Assessment

I’ll admit, I have a lot to learn about the Western Upper Penisula’s local food system. My connections there have been growing and I’ve met a lot of…

March 21, 2019

What does local mean to you?

On Saturday, March 16th, I presented My Local Food Relationship at Northern Michigan University’s TEDx. (Editor’s note: link to video is coming soon!)

March 21, 2019

A Farmer’s Diary: Beginning Farmer Institute, Part 3

Our third and final Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) session took us to Washington state to talk business formation, business planning and long-term health, land tenure, credit, taxation, liability,…

March 19, 2019

Investing in Local Pollinators

Pollinators may appear small, but they have a massive impact in our ecosystem. These buzzing bees and native pollinators are a necessary, yet often forgotten, component of our…