Detroit Food Academy


4444 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Michigan / Wayne

Where to Find

Mitten Bites

Detroit Food Academy (DFA) is a nonprofit, after-school program at Detroit high schools and community centers that works to inspire young Detroiters (ages 10-24) through culinary arts and food entrepreneurship. Alumni earn a competitive wage producing and selling their own line of food products through Small Batch Detroit - DFA's social enterprise. Small Batch produces three products - Mitten Bite granola bars, Slow Jams jam, and Detroit Pop Shop popsicles - that all feature Michigan fruits, sugar and/or honey. 

Shop their online store to treat yourself to a gourmet snack while supporting the development of Detroit's future leaders.


  • Fruit
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Vegetables