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Sunday, March 22, 2015

FW: Hoophouses for Health, Farm to School Meet & Greet in Grand Rapids

Those if you in and around Grand Rapids may be interested in attending this upcoming event. Please see below for details and a link to register.




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 |




Hoophouses for Health and Farm to School Meet & Greet

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Dear farmers, food service directors, and early childcare providers,

Please join us for an informational session focused on Hoophouses for Health, Farm to School and expanded opportunities for using local foods in early childcare programs in the Greater Grand Rapids area.  Funding is available to support hoophouse construction costs for farmers and to provide incentives to food service directors and early childcare programs to purchase fresh, local products from participating farms.  To learn more about how you can get involved, join us on

Monday, April 13 from 6 – 7 p.m.
at the
Salvation Army Fulton Heights Citadel
1235 East Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

This meeting will be held immediately before the Fulton Street Farmers Market vendor meeting.  You can register online at

Everyone who plans to attend is encouraged to bring business cards to ensure successful networking and foster opportunities for follow-up. Farmers, please bring a product and price list for the 2015 season.  

This meeting is hosted by the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems, the MSU Department of Horticulture, the Michigan Farmers Market Association, MSU Extension, and the Fulton Street Farmers Market.    

Thank you!





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