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Save the date! Cultivate Michigan Marketplace in Kalamazoo on January 12

Cultivate Michigan Marketplace in Kalamazoo on January 12
This networking event is an opportunity for local and regional food suppliers and institutional food service buyers to connect around local food.
Save the date for this upcoming Cultivate Michigan Marketplace in Southwest Michigan! 

These Marketplace events are unique in that they focus on meeting the needs of institutional food service buyers, as well as food suppliers and farmers of all scales who can meet the demands of different types of food service programs. Not all institutions use products developed by makers (ex. pre-made desserts, canned salsa), so it is important to consider if your products are right for a Marketplace event. Institutional buyers will be stationed at tables around the room, and suppliers will rotate to meet with buyers of their choice. Light refreshments will be provided along with plenty of time to mix and mingle!

10 Cents schools and ECE sites are especially encouraged to attend this event, and participation is open to institutions of all types such as early care and education sites, schools, colleges, and hospitals.

Registration information will be coming soon! This event is free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required. More regional Cultivate Michigan Marketplace events will be coming in 2023. If you’re not in Southwest Michigan, stay tuned for more information about an event near you!

This event is brought to you by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network, Michigan Department of Education and local hosts MSU Extension Community Food Systems and Kalamazoo Valley Community College ValleyHUB. This event is made possible through a MDARD Specialty Crop Block Grant and generous funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Michigan Farm to Institution Network is coordinated by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems with support from MSU Extension.
4:00 – 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2023

KVCC Culinary and Allied Health Building: 418 E Walnut St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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.
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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