Buying locally grown food is good for consumers, growers,
and the economy.
When you Select Michigan, you:
- Get fresh, nutritious food
- Support your local growers
- Benefit and Strengthen your community
There are many ways that you can obtain fresh and
Encourage your neighborhood grocer and chef
to buy local food!
When you shop and dine, ask which foods are Michigan grown so you
can eat fresher produce all the time. Spending just $10 a week on
local foods at a grocery or restaurant will strengthen the local
economy and support Michigan growers.
Shop at Farmer's Markets!
More then 85 Farmers' Markets in Michigan provide city and town
folks with farm-fresh products. To find the market nearest you call
Sandy Hill at 517.241.0194 or visit the Michigan Department of Agriculture
Web site. You can also visit http://www.farmersmarkets.msu.edu.
Join a CSA!
Members of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) partner with
a farmer to receive a weekly "share" of the harvest. About
35 CSAs are located in Michigan. For a CSA in your area, contact
Laura DeLind at 517.355.7490 or visit the CSA Web site.
Sponsor a Local Foods Event where you
work and play!
Meet grocers and enjoy a variety of Michigan seasonal and locally
grown food at your next event. To find out more call MIFFS at 517.432.0712.