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Friday, June 19, 2015

Reminder to RSVP! Joint network meeting, 7/15-7/16 in Flint

Greetings Michigan Good Food friends and colleagues,


Remember to RSVP for the upcoming joint network meeting co-hosted by the Michigan Food Hub Network and the Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) along with local MSU Extension Community Food Systems partners on July 15 – 16, 2015 in Flint, Michigan. Free to attend, this special event is sure to be packed with good food, good conversation and opportunities for collaboration!


The two-day gathering has three parts for which you can RSVP separately:

·         Tours of Good Food projects in Flint, including the downtown Flint Farmers Market, from 2 – 4:45 pm on Wednesday, July 15th

·         Networking reception on the rooftop terrace of the market from 5 - 7 pm on Wednesday, July 15th

·         Joint network meeting from 8:30 – 3 pm on Thursday, July 16th with a light breakfast and lunch at the market provided


Please RSVP here for any or all of these unique events. The RSVP deadline is 12 noon on Friday, July 10th.


For those who plan to overnight in Flint on Wednesday, July 15th, we have a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Flint, Campus Area. Rooms in the block will be offered at a discounted rate of $89.99 on a first come, first serve basis until July 1, 2015. To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at 810.238.7744 and mention that you are with the “MSU Center for Regional Food Systems meeting, Block Code: MSU” to get the discounted rate.



The Michigan Food Hub Network is led by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and co-convened by Morse Marketing Connections, LLC. It facilitates increased learning, innovation and profitability for participating food hubs, increased access to food hub financial and technical assistance, research and education, and increased business-to-business collaboration across food hubs.


The Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) is co-led by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and the Ecology Center with support from MSU Extension. MFIN is a space for learning, sharing and working together to get more local food to institutions, including through the local food purchasing campaign Cultivate Michigan. Like us on Facebook!



We hope to see you there,


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 |


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