Receives $10,000 Award from Michigan Good Food Fund
FLINT, MICH. October 27, 2017—Flint’s Happy Little Greens Farm was victorious in yesterday’s Business Boot Camp pitch fest, the capstone event in a three-day intensive training for area food entrepreneurs sponsored by the Michigan Good Food Fund.
Happy Little Greens Farm is an indoor vertical microgreen farm on Flint’s Eastside.
“This award is giving us the opportunity to grow our business. Ultimately this is more delicious and nutrient-dense food by Flint for Flint,” said owner and Michigan native Karl Collyer.
Happy Little Greens Farm will use the $10,000 award to purchase equipment to scale production, offering more Flint residents and food businesses its sustainably grown, nutrient-dense produce. Partnering with Collyer at the training was Flint native and urban gardener Terry Kinzie.
Happy Little Greens Farm microgreens are currently available at Redwood Steakhouse and Brewery, the Local Grocer, Flint Fresh Mobile Market, and Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth.
“These entrepreneurs are growing jobs and access to nutritious food in a Michigan community where healthy food is critical,” said fund spokesperson and manager Mary Donnell. “We look forward to staying in touch with all six companies that participated in our boot camp so we can continue to find ways to assist good food businesses in Flint.”
Six good food entrepreneurs from across Flint spent three days with industry mentors and experts to learn the skills needed to take their businesses to the next level. Other Flint participating entrepreneurs included: Charma’s Green Chips, The Flint Farming Project, MaMang, The Poke Bowl, and Sweet Peaces Veggie Bistro.
Michigan Good Food Fund is a $30 million public-private partnership loan fund that provides financing and business assistance to good food enterprises that benefit underserved communities across Michigan.
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