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Friday, March 19, 2021

10 Cents Info Session for Farmers and Local Food Vendors

Before you head out for a beautiful weekend, please spread the word about this event coming up on Monday! For more on why this is a significant moment for farmers and other local food vendors to reach out to schools and early childhood education centers for promising new markets, you can also read a column I wrote here. And if you would like to spread the word through social media, you'll find a post to share here. Thanks! And register below!
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Learn more about this expanding market opportunity with schools, early childcare centers, and residential child care institutions.
10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's Kids and Farms
10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's Kids and Farms is a state-funded program that matches what schools, early childcare centers, and residential child care centers spend on Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes with grants up to 10 cents per meal. One goal of the program is to invest in Michigan agriculture and the related local food business economy. Learn more about 10 Cents, including grantees for the 2020-2021 school year, at

This school year, 10 Cents grew to $2 million in state funding to provide over 130 grants across the state. That means grantees have incentive funds to purchase more locally grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes from Michigan farmers and vendors for child nutrition programs! 

This information session will include:

Recordings will be shared after the event. 

Registration is required to participate in this free virtual information session.
2:30 – 4:30 pm on Monday, March 22, 2021

This virtual presentation will be held on Zoom. Once you register, you will get the link to join the upcoming meeting at the appointed time and date. If you haven't used Zoom before, you can download the app or the web browser client
About MFIN

The Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) is a space for learning, sharing and working together to get more local food to institutions. We aim to meet the Michigan Good Food Charter goal of 20% Michigan food to institutions by 2020.
About Cultivate Michigan

In 2014, MFIN launched a local food purchasing campaign designed to help farm to institution programs grow and track progress.

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