produce

VIDEO: Michigan farmers turn up the volume

March 7, 2012
VIDEO: Michigan farmers turn up the volume

For small to large farms it’s clear Michigan markets are growing in local food opportunities.

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Pure Michigan coming to MI agriculture

January 15, 2012
Pure Michigan coming to MI agriculture

Pure Michigan is one of the strongest destination brands in the world. Now Michigan farmers can use it to connect with shoppers.

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Public health concerns spur produce-market growth

November 4, 2011
Public health concerns spur produce-market growth

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.

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Local demand re-shaping market links from farmer to consumer

November 4, 2011
Van Buren County blueberry grower Pedro Bautista is one of the founders of the new Farmers on the Move cooperative and brand. Photo credit: Patty Cantrell

Consumer demand for new taste, transparency, and trust in their food is in fact spurring a new business model – a food value chain —that some entrepreneurs are embracing.

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Cracks in Produce Supply Chain Show Local Food Potential

October 28, 2011
Cracks in Produce Supply Chain Show Local Food Potential

America’s ever-adaptive produce delivery system is coming to grips with a local food movement that may have more traction than meets the eye.

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