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Local Foods

Eat locally. It supports local farmers and your local economy!

  • Michigan Farm Market Directory
    The Michigan Farm Market and Agritourism Directory provides a listing of local farm markets, organic farms, maple syrup producers, wineries and u-pick farms and orchards.  It is a great way to shop for a variety of products from local farmers in one place!
  • Local Harvest
    Online resource for finding farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
  • Eating Seasonally
    Link to MSU Extension farm fresh produce seasonal availability list.
  • Food Preservation
    Learn food preservation techniques from the National Center for Home Food Preservation to eat locally in the "off" season!
  • Farm-to-School Program
    The Farm to School Program iserves to increase the amount of local farm foods in schools and improve the health and education of children and their families regarding the food system.
  • Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP)
    FSEP exists to catalyze change in the food system of Southeastern Michigan.  They provide research, education and outreach with urban and rural partnerships, resulting in agricultural development opportunities, sustainable communities, and healthy local economies.
  • Buying Local - Approved Food Sources for Food Establishments
    This guide provides information on providing safe locally produced products such as produce, meat and eggs to food establishments.


For more information, please contact the
MSU Extension Master Gardener Hotline at (734) 997-1819.

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