The Food Innovation District guidebook is a package of “how-to” information and examples that can help local governments and other stakeholders engage in and benefit from the growing market for local and regional food.
In a sign of changing times, the field of business products and services available to the local food set is now popping with entrepreneurs and innovations. This new business-to-business lineup is helping farms leapfrog over many food market barriers and establish an entirely new playing field.
Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has declared many heritage breeds that small farmers now sell to high end chefs as “invasive species.” unless that changes these farmers will lose important markets along with animal come April when the “destroy” order comes into effect.
Financing team offers training as part of healthy food initiative By Patty Cantrell Nic Welty employs himself full time year-round raising lettuce, spinach, and other leafy greens in three low-cost passive solar greenhouses, which together cover less than one acre of land. His Nine Bean Rows farm near Traverse City, MI, is one of many [...]
Sam Shina’s family owns 14 small grocery stores in Detroit. One of them could soon be part of a market incentive experiment designed to improve public health, expand sales for Michigan farmers, and grow local economies.