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Monday, July 15, 2019

Upcoming MFIN Network Meeting & Michigan Apple Crunch!

Participate in Michigan Farm to Institution Network activities and be part of the larger movement to help take local food purchasing at Michigan institutions to the next level!


MFIN Virtual Network Meeting

1-3 pm on Thursday, July 18, 2019


Register here


Join this network meeting to learn more about farm to institution efforts in Michigan, including:

  • The promising practice of a regional farm to school directory, presented by Carolyn Thomas of Macomb ISD and Kaitlin Wojciak of MSU Extension who helped to develop the Farm to School Directory for Macomb and Oakland Counties;
  • A supply chain analysis of University of Michigan Dining, presented by Jae Gerhart of MSU Extension and Keith Soster of University of Michigan Dining; and,
  • Michigan Cucumber Crunch, a new promotion supported by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Department of Education, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, MSU Extension, and of course, Cultivate Michigan!

Registration is required to participate in this virtual network meeting.



Save the Date for Michigan Apple Crunch!

October 10, 2019

For the first time, the Michigan Apple Crunch will join forces with the Great Lakes Apple Crunch for one great crunch. Schools, hospitals, universities, early child care and education programs, and other organizations and businesses celebrate Michigan's harvest season by taking part in this fun, one-day event to collectively crunch into Michigan apples. Whether you celebrate on October 10th or anytime in October, be sure to register your crunch event to be counted!

Learn more and register here!




Colleen Matts

(she, her, hers)

Farm to Institution Specialist

Coordinator, Michigan Farm to Institution Network

Core Partner, National Farm to School Network

Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

517.432.0310 | |


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