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Friday, April 23, 2021

FW: 10 Cents Info Session for Farms and Food Distributors



From: Michigan Farm to Institution Network <>
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 9:16 AM
To: Harper, Abigail <>
Subject: 10 Cents Info Session for Farms and Food Distributors


A recording of the 10 Cents Info Session for Farms and Food Distributors is now available.


10 Cents Info Session Recording Now Available


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In case you missed it – learn how farmers and food distributors are selling local products to schools, childcare sites, and residential child care institutions through the 10 Cents a Meal program!



The 10 Cents Info Session provided perspectives from farms and schools on opportunities to participate in the statewide program.


10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's Kids and Farms

In March, we hosted an informational session for farms and food distributors to better understand opportunities to sell local food through the 10 Cents a Meal program.


Check out the recording of the info session, featuring:


·     An overview of 10 Cents, including who it reaches, how it works, and results it has produced, by Diane Conners, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities


·     Testimonials from practitioners involved in 10 Cents and farm to school, including:

·     Beth Kavanaugh, Public Schools of Petoskey,

·     Dave Coveyou, Coveyou Scenic Farm Market,

·     Rosebud Bear Schneider, Ziibimijwang Farm and Minogin Market,

·     Nic Welty, 9 Bean Rows and MI Farm Coop,

·     Eric Gavin, Gavin Orchards, and

·     Brandon Seng, Michigan Farm to Freezer.


·     Tips and resources for marketing to schools, early care and education programs, and residential child care institutions, with Abby Harper and Garrett Ziegler, MSU Extension Community Food Systems











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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