Support Organic Farmers
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MI Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development: Farmers’ market facts
Whether you are a market manager, Michigan farmer or consumer this information will help you to understand some of the operational and food safety requirements for Michigan farmers’ markets.
MI Farm to School
Portal for information and a venue for sharing ideas, tools, and resources to support these and other efforts to link schools with local agriculture in Michigan.
MI Farmers Market Association
Works with and for farmers market organizers, managers, farmers, vendors and friends to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products.
Pure Michigan Farm Markets Directory
Agriculture has always been one of Michigan’s major industries, and Michigan is still the leader in producing delicious cherries and blueberries. Begin your search for a U-pick farm, orchard, or farm market.
Community Supported Agriculture
Article: Growing Together | Lansing City Pulse, March 2013
Rebecca Titus of Titus Farms in Leslie defines community supported agriculture as a subscription to local, seasonal vegetables. “You pay ahead and then you get it on a regular basis,” she said. Step aside, Netflix. Read more…
Note: of the CSAs discussed in the article, Giving Tree and the MSU Student Organic Farm are certified organic.
Articles & Resources
Community, Food, & Agriculture: Books & Films Database
Searchable database, from MSU Associate Professor Philip H. Howard’s web site, focuses on recent, introductory, and non-fiction works.
Real Food for a Change
by Wayne Roberts, Rod MacRae, and Lori Stahlbrand | 12 ways to eat smarter
My Top Ten Reasons for Eating Local | by John Ikerd
Organic vs. Local: Which is the Healthier Choice? | by Karen Lehaman and Julie Ristau
Buying Local: Approved Food Sources for Food Establishments | Provides information on providing safe locally produced products such as produce, meat, and eggs to food establishments. Food establishments include restaurants, schools, grocery and convenience stores, institutions, etc.