Please Join the Michigan Farm to Institution Network as we host the next Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods Tour.
See details below (apologies for cross-posting):
2016 Cultivate Michigan Carrot/Potato Tour Invite
You're invited to an exciting opportunity to visit two farms and packing facilities growing two of the 2016 Cultivate Michigan featured foods, carrots and potatoes! Each farm tour will also include a stop in the fields to see product being harvested and a look inside the farm's packing facilities, so you can learn firsthand how Michigan produce makes it from field to your institution. This tour is open to anyone looking to learn more about farm to institution and specifically to network with Michigan farmers and other Farm to Institution supply chain partners. Additionally, the bus ride portion of the tour will feature presentations from MSU Extension Educators working on Farm to Institution programs and with vegetable production in west Michigan.
The two farm hosts for the tour are:
Malburg Farms (Carrots)
1107 W. Jackson Rd
Hart, MI 49420
Cedar Valley Packing/Bouwkamp Farms (Potatoes)
11800 Gordon Ave
Grant, MI 49327
See tour itinerary below:
09:15 a.m.: Meet at Muskegon ISD Facility to load bus (630 Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49442)
10:00 a.m.: Depart for Hart, MI and Malburg
10:45 a.m.: Tour Malburg Farms
11:45 a.m.: Depart for Grant
12:45 p.m.: Lunch in Grant (Provided)
01:30 p.m.: Tour Cedar Valley Packing and Bouwkamp Farms
02:30 p.m.: Depart Grant and Return to Muskegon
03:15 p.m.: Tour Ends at Muskegon ISD
Transportation will be provided by Michigan State University Charter Service and will be a 36 passenger bio-diesel bus with wifi. A lite breakfast and boxed lunch is also included in the tour which will highlight several local Michigan foods and will be provided by the Muskegon ISD Culinary Program.
This local food tour is offered by MSU Extension, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and the Ecology Center as part of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Potato Commission and the Michigan Carrot Commission.
Extension Educator, Community Food Systems
MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute
MSU Extension at the Downtown Market
109 Logan St. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Michigan State University Extension programs and
materials are open to all withought regard to race,
color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion,
age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status