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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Upcoming Local Sourcing Discussion

Hello Michigan Farm to School Participants and Supporters!


Please see the information below regarding an important upcoming local sourcing discussion hosted by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network.


Register Here:


We at MFIN and Cultivate Michigan want to hear your feedback! This upcoming network meeting on November 4th will focus on learning from you about the best options for developing local food sourcing resources for institutions, including schools.   


Since we launched the network and Cultivate Michigan in 2014, MFIN has developed and shared resources, namely the Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide, that provide sourcing information for Michigan fruits, vegetables, and some proteins. This information has included farms of origin, food hubs and distributors, item codes, pack sizes, seasonal availability, etc.   


We plan to develop new resources to help you find local farms and local products that meet your needs, using valuable information about Michigan-grown food purchases made by 10 Cents grantees along with your real-life experiences. Feedback from institutional food service directors and buyers and local food vendors and suppliers is critical to help shape resources that will work for you! We will begin this meeting with a review of existing resources before jumping into the discussion to gather feedback.  

This meeting is brought to you by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network which is coordinated by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems with support from MSU Extension.   


When:10:00-11:15 am on Thursday, November 4, 2021 


Where:This virtual meeting 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 click here to download the app or the web browser client.   


Register Here:


Let me know if you have any questions!


Garrett Ziegler

Community Food Systems and Sustainable Tourism Educator

MSU Extension, Community, Food and Environment Institute


MSU Extension at the Downtown Market

109 Logan St. SW

Suite B102

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Office: 616.608.7436

Cell: 814.777.3562


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age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual

orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status



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