Visit the Capitol Thursday for Fresh, Local
Food at the Select
More than fifty local
farmers and specialty food producers from across
“Plans for this Select Michigan farmers market have been going on for months, but having the House of Representatives pass this resolution really speaks to the importance of agriculture and local food to our state,” said Elaine Brown, Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) Executive Director.
This is the fifth farmers market that MIFFS and the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) have partnered together to sponsor at the Capitol. Other market supporters include the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM), who is kicking off their Michigan Harvest Gathering that morning at the market. Vendors and buyers alike are invited to donate fresh produce at the FBCM booth, where it will go to food banks serving those in need. Everyone should have access to fresh, healthy local food, and this is your opportunity to help make sure that happens. Learn more at www.fbcmich.org.
Along with the House
designation of “Buy Fresh, Buy Local – Select Michigan Day,”
which was introduced by Representative Goeff Hansen, Governor Jennifer Granholm
is expected to proclaim this week as “Select Michigan Week” in celebration
Buying local food
supports local farmers, communities and the economy and delivers fresher
products from within the state with fewer “food miles” rather than
importing product from across the country or abroad. If every
For more information
about this event or local food, contact MIFFS at (517) 432-0712 or [log in to unmask].
You can visit us online at www.miffs.org
to learn more about “Select Michigan Day” and local food activities
around the state, like “Eat Local” challenges in
The farmers market is
sponsored by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Michigan Food and Farming
Systems, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing
Service, with additional support from the Michigan Farmers Market Association,
the Food Bank Council of Michigan and
Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist
Michigan State University
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
303 Natural Resources Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48824
For information on organic agriculture production please visit: http://www.MichiganOrganic.msu.edu/
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