By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator In celebration of the National Farmers Market Week, I searched for resources to better educate myself on farmers market. I was happy to learn that farmers market is an “assembly of farmers or their representatives selling the food that they produced directly to consumers.” I was not aware that the term “local” is defined by each farmers market and it is based on the agriculture of its region. … Continue reading National Farmers Market Week August 6-12, 2017
by Skye Felsing, MiCAFE Farmers markets have been around for a long time, but recently we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of markets in Michigan. According to the Michigan Farmers Market Association, there are now over 300 markets across Michigan. There were just 90 markets in 2001. So why have they become so popular? What advantages do they give us over our … Continue reading Let’s talk about Farmers Markets! What are they and how do they address hunger?
by Christopher Jackson, JD While most think of Michigan as a manufacturing state, Michigan’s agricultural production continues to be a substantial economic contributor to the state. Although much of the agricultural products produced in Michigan are exported to other states and countries, this agricultural production still plays a vital role in supplying food to Michiganders. Farmers’ markets play a vital role in connecting consumers directly … Continue reading Use Your Farmers’ Market to Eat Healthy This Summer