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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Recipes wanted!

Hi all,

Please see below for a request for tested institutional food service recipes for Michigan blueberries, tomatoes and apples and directions to submit below!




Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist | Michigan Lead for National Farm to School Network

Center for Regional Food Systems | Michigan State University

480 Wilson Rd | Rm 303 Natural Resources Building | East Lansing, MI 48824

(p) 517.432.0310 |



From: Ziegler, Garrett
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 10:37 AM
To: Matts, Colleen; Hillary Bisnett
Subject: Recipe ask 2.0


In an effort to create a useful resource for Michigan institutions looking to purchase more local food, Cultivate Michigan will include institutional-scale recipes in our toolkits for each Featured Food from Michigan. We are reaching out to institutional food service directors/chefs from across the state to provide tested recipes that feature three specific locally grown products for the remainder of 2014: Blueberries, Tomatoes (any variety), and Apples. If you have a favorite recipe featuring any of these products, pass it on!

Please send recipe contributions for any of the three products listed above to Along with your name, role and affiliation, please include the following with your recipe submission:

·         Recipe Name

·         Ingredients     

·         Directions

·         Serving size

·         Number of servings

·         Nutritional analysis (if available)

·         Photos of final dish (if available)


This is a great opportunity for you to be highlighted in our toolkits for your amazing work as chefs, menu planners, and food service/nutrition directors. Check out the Asparagus Purchasing Guide to see how we showed off the recipes of other food service directors, as well as other materials to help you purchase, use and promote Michigan asparagus when it’s in season – it’s right around the corner!


Please direct responses and questions to Thank you for your help and support in making Farm to Institution a reality for all Michigan institutions!


Garrett Ziegler

Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute


MSU Extension at the Downtown Market

109 Logan SW

Suite B102

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Office: 616.608.7436

Cell: 814.777.3562


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