Eat Fresh and Grow Jobs, Michigan

Patty Cantrell, David Conner, George Erickcek & Mike Hamm

Increased fresh market sales of Michigan fruits and vegetables have been demonstrated to have the ability to significantly boost employment and personal income across the state through improve the profitability of the state’s valuable farmland, grow job opportunities across the economy, and improve public health. Eat Fresh and Grow Jobs examines the impact when existing farmers have doubled or tripled their sale of fruits and vegetables to fresh produce markets.