Ten healthy food businesses have received grants through the Michigan Good Food Fund, reports Crain’s Detroit Business. The fund awards enterprises dollars and loans to scale operations in ways that increase access to fresh food and help underserved areas.
This year’s recipients include: Sweet Potato Delights, a hummus company; Baobab Fare, an East African restaurant, cafe and shop; Fresh Corner Cafe, a caterer and fresh-food distributor; Guerrila Food, a mobile restaurant that uses city-grown produce and offers farm-to-table food; MaMang, a slow-cooked Vietnamese food company; Mighty Fine Poultry Processing LLC, a locally-grown meat processor; Malamiah Juice Bar, a juice, acai bowls, and nut butters producer; The Mason Jar Cafe, a breakfast and lunch restaurant; and The Redheads, a plant-based food manufacturer.
Sweet Potato Delights says the $10,000 grant will support bigger food processors needed to accommodate larger orders and growth, and the creation of an internship, according to the report.
First posted on Specialty Food Association 23 July 2018.