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Michigan Good Food Fund Brand Refresh

Jun 25 2024

We’re excited to unveil our new website and Michigan Good Food Fund ...

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Seed Award Spotlight: Sanctuary Farms

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

May 14 2024

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Seed Award Spotlight: Old City Acres

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

May 08 2024

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Seed Award Spotlight: Madre Masa & Tortillas

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

May 06 2024

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Seed Award Spotlight: El Jalapeño

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

May 02 2024

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Seed Award Spotlight: City Commons Cooperative

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

Apr 30 2024

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Seed Award Spotlight: Dynamite Hill Farms

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

Apr 30 2024

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Seed Award Spotlight: South Winds Acres

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

Apr 30 2024

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Seed Award Spotlight: Baobab Fare

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

Apr 30 2024

Press Release

Michigan Good Food Fund Awarded $3 Million to Propel Food and Farm Businesses Statewide

Detroit Michigan, April 25, 2024 – Michigan Good Food Fund has been...

Apr 25 2024

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Michigan Good Food Fund Pitch Competition Winners

And the winners are… We’re excited to announce that Sweet Lee’s ...

Apr 24 2024

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Seed Award Spotlight: Café Rica

In our “Seed Award Spotlight” series, we asked our inaugur...

Apr 24 2024

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5 Minutes with Aiyenede Akhigbe of Sticky Spoons Jam

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Apr 12 2024

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5 Minutes with Fernando Rios of Guac and Roll

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Apr 12 2024

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5 Minutes with Kahleea Washington of Sweet Lee’s Teas

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Apr 12 2024

Press Release

Michigan Good Food Fund Celebrates Inaugural Seed Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Michigan Good Food Fund Celebrates Inaugural See...

Mar 18 2024

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5 Minutes with Khadi Faye of Khadi’s Cuisine

      In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” serie...

Feb 24 2024

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5 Minutes with Leona Gist-Milton of What’s The Dill

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Feb 20 2024

Press Release

Propelling Michigan's Food and Farm Businesses Forward: Apply for the 2023 Seed Awards!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Propelling Michigan’s Food and Farm Busine...

Dec 04 2023

Nov 17 2023

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On a roll: EggRollDiva meets a growing demand for metro-Detroit’s favorite food truck

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Belinda Beard worked full-time in Cor...

Aug 11 2023

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5 Minutes with Kalene McElveen

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Apr 28 2023

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Integrated Capital Investing Selects Michigan Good Food Fund for The Transformative 25 2023 List

Apr 26 2023

On April 26, 2023 the Transformative 25 (T25) Project and Integrated C...

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5 Minutes with W.E. and Dominique Da'Cruz

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Apr 21 2023

Press Release

Aaron W. Jackson Appointed Program Director of Michigan Good Food Fund

Accomplished leader with community and economic development expertise ...

Jan 31 2023

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2022 Good Food Gift Guide

The Michigan Good Food Fund Holiday Gift Guide is filled with heartfel...

Nov 24 2022

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5 Minutes with Magita Barbee

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Sep 08 2022

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Community-Driven Financing

Community-Driven Financing with the Michigan Good Food Fund After a ye...

Aug 29 2022

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Good Food Spotlight: Sunlight Gardens

Reviving America’s Cereal City Through A New Generation of Food Entr...

Mar 25 2022

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Stakeholder Board Spotlights

In our “Stakeholder Board Spotlight” series, we get to hear storie...

Mar 01 2022

Press Release

Feb 22 2022

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New Stakeholder Board

Michigan Good Food Fund New Stakeholder Board Brings Community-First A...

Feb 22 2022

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5 Minutes with Alita Kelly

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic t...

Oct 15 2021

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Good Food Spotlight: Detroit Soul

Detroit Entrepreneurs Redefine Soul Food In 2010, Detroit residents Je...

Oct 12 2021

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5 Minutes with Marushka Baoh

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Sep 28 2021

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Good Food Spotlight: North Flint Food Market

Building a Blueprint for Food Sovereignty in Black and Brown Neighborh...

Aug 19 2021

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5 Minutes with Tony Vu

In our “5 Minutes with an Entrepreneur” series, we pass the mic to...

Aug 15 2021

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Michigan Good Food Fund Redesign

Five years ago, Michigan Good Food Fund launched as a first-of-its-kin...

Jul 26 2021

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Michigan Good Food Fund to forge long-term relationships

Feb 14 2021

Last year, when COVID-19 forced people into isolation, Quiana Broden&#...

Press Release

Michigan Good Food Fund Shares 5-Year Results, Aims to Deepen Impact

Fair Food Network is new administrative manager of the initiative as o...

Jan 28 2021

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Downtown Port Huron grocery store gets ‘critical’ funding needed to continue project

Oct 23 2020

It’s been over two years of jumping hurdles, lobbying and trying to ...

Impact Story

Argus Farm Stop Training

Argus Farm Stop is on a mission to grow the local agricultural economy...

Sep 17 2020

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City garden in Battle Creek “shaping the culture of farming”

Sep 17 2020

City garden in Battle Creek “shaping the culture of farming” 23-ye...

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Sprout planning downtown Battle Creek cooperative fresh food market and deli

Sep 16 2020

Downtown Battle Creek could soon get a new grocery store and deli. A...

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Michigan Good Food Fund Spotlight

During this difficult time, we’re honoring essential workers more th...

Sep 04 2020

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Sep 02 2020

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Hey Michigan! Storytelling Training for Good Food Businesses

The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll and food-related businesse...

Aug 14 2020

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Malamiah Juice Bar gets creative, stands in solidarity with community of Black-owned businesses during pandemic

Jul 08 2020

Food business owners like Jermale Eddie have been nimbly adapting to t...

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Neighborhood Grocer Training

Bringing Fresh Food to Neighborhood Grocery Stores Neighborhood grocer...

Jul 02 2020

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Standing Together for Racial Equity & Justice

The Michigan Good Food Fund vehemently condemns the systemic racism th...

Jun 23 2020

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Coronavirus - Business Resources

Mar 23 2020

The Michigan Good Food Fund team is here to help in this time of Coron...

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Downtown Juice Bar Wins $50K Michigan Good Food Fund

Mar 02 2020

A local juice company recently was awarded $50,000 for its efforts to ...

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North End Christian Community Development Corporation announces $500,000 capital campaign

Feb 24 2020

The North End Christian Community Development Corporation has launched...

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Sprout BC awarded $50,000 through Catalytic Investment Award

Jan 27 2020

Sprout BC has been awarded a $50,000 Catalytic Investment Award from t...

Press Release

Michigan Good Food Fund Awards $250,000 in Catalytic Investment Awards

Fund engaged community leaders and award recipients in determining awa...

Jan 21 2020

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What Growers Can Do to Transform Rural America

Nov 06 2019

Vicki and Tom Zilke’s new prepared food store, Zilke Farm Kitchen, d...

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Faith-based institutions fit local investments into global portfolios

Sep 25 2019

Where politicians squabble, Bon Secours Mercy Health Systems sees inv...

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CDFIs filling lending gaps in local financial and community development system

Sep 16 2019

They’re just four letters — C, D, F and I — but when combined, t...

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Allen Neighborhood Center announces $10 million redevelopment

Aug 06 2019

LANSING — Twenty years after its founding, the Allen Neighborhood C...

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Michigan Good Food Fund Supports Food Businesses

Jul 15 2019

Farm businesses feed people. Managing a successful farm business to do...

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Opinion: State needs inclusive food systems

Jun 19 2019

Revitalization of a healthy, inclusive city is more than just placing ...

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Michigan Good Food Fund

Jun 18 2019

EAST LANSING – Ice cream window. Artisan cheese. Take and make m...

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Vicki Zilke – Celebrating What Matters

Jun 04 2019

Vicki Zilke and her husband Tom own two businesses – Zilke Vegetable...

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Getting smarter about place-based investing

Jun 03 2019

A set of briefs from Urban Institute and Mission Investors Exchange ro...

Impact Story

Winners Announced: Be Well Fabulous Black Woman Event Scholarships

Michigan Good Food Fund provided scholarships supporting six women to ...

May 02 2019

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Poletown market gets new infusion of capital

Apr 17 2019

Poletown market gets new infusion of capital Chene Street Grocers, a s...

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Planned east-side Detroit grocer wins Michigan Good Food Fund showcase

Apr 12 2019

An incoming east-side Detroit grocer won $5,000 from the Michigan Good...

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Grants to Michigan Businesses will bring New Jobs

Mar 27 2019

LANSING, MI – Grants from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and...

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How Can We Build More Inclusive Food Systems?

Mar 12 2019

Too many Americans lack access to healthy food today. For an example o...

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Winners Announced: MSU Product Center Business Assistance Award

Michigan Good Food Fund is excited to announce the winners of the firs...

Feb 05 2019

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"Diamond Place pledges affordable housing and food security on Michigan Street Corridor," Rapid Growth Media

Jan 23 2019

GRAND RAPIDS – Completed in December 2018, the $42 million Diamo...

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"Food is Helping Flint Recover and Reimagine Itself," Civil Eats

Jan 23 2019

FLINT – It’s a cold, snowy Thursday in Flint, Michigan, but bu...

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"A Black-Led Food Co-op Grows in Detroit," CityLab

Jan 23 2019

DETROIT—Malik Yakini came to cooperative economics as a student at E...

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"Fund awards $385K to improve access to healthy food," Associated Press

Jan 23 2019

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Good Food Fund has awarded $385,000 to 1...

Press Release

$385,000 Awarded to 13 Michigan Food Enterprises by the Michigan Good Food Fund

Plus New Round of Business Assistance Awards Announced DETROIT, MICH. ...

Dec 11 2018

Press Release

Michigan Good Food Fund Hosts One-Day Food Entrepreneur Seminar October 29

DETROIT, MICH. October 11, 2018—Food entrepreneurs from across Michi...

Nov 29 2018

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"Malamiah Juice Bar, Royal Jelly Foods take home funds in Business Bootcamp Pitch Competition," Neu Magazine

Nov 07 2018

In September, owners of Malamiah Juice Bar and Royal Jelly Foods parti...

Press Release

Sep 18 2018

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"Food businesses compete at Boot Camp Pitch Competition," Fox 17 West Michigan

Sep 14 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  —  Six local food businesses competed Friday ...

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WGVU Interview with Jean Chorazyczewski

Sep 12 2018

We talk about the Michigan Good Food Fund’s 2018 GR Business Boo...

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"Mason Jar Cafe hoping to expand," The Herald-Palladium

Aug 19 2018

BENTON HARBOR — The popular Mason Jar Cafe may get some help to shor...

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"Flint water crisis persists, still no grocery store for city’s north side," Black News Portal

Jul 27 2018

FLINT, MI — Drive your car down North Saginaw Street through the hea...

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"Four Detroit-based food entrepreneurs among winners of statewide Good Food Fund," Model D Media

Jul 24 2018

The Michigan Good Food Fund has awarded ten Michigan food-based busine...

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"Michigan Good Food Fund Awards Ten Grants," Specialty Food Association

Jul 23 2018

Ten healthy food businesses have received grants through the Michigan ...

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"Detroit hummus maker, Baobab Fare among recipients of $100,000 in Michigan Good Food Fund grants," Crains Detroit

Jul 19 2018

A city of Detroit employee’s hummus-making operation is among th...

Press Release

$100,000 Awarded to Ten Michigan Food Enterprises by the Michigan Good Food Fund

DETROIT, MICH. July 19, 2018—Ten good food enterprises across Michig...

Jul 19 2018

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Model D Series: Investing in Detroit’s Good Food Entrepreneurs

Jun 09 2018

These four stories of investments in Detroit food enterprises highligh...

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"Invest in where you know: Impact investors rediscover the power of ‘place,’" ImpactAlpha

May 15 2018

By Dennis Price  Everything old is new again, including the notion th...

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"Corridor Sausage's product is so good you'll want to know how it's made," Model D

May 14 2018

This is the fourth in a series of stories about investments in Detroit...

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"Michigan Good Food Fund welcomes Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women as lending partner," Rapid Growth

May 10 2018

By Estelle Slootmaker Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) is j...

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"Happy Little Greens Farm: Tiny Toppings from Flint Urban Farming," My City Magazine

Apr 02 2018

By Lisa Briggs IF Karl Collyer could, he would eliminate iceberg lettu...

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"Juice cafe has a mission to bring healthy food choices to Midtown -- and the rest of Detroit," Model D

Mar 26 2018

By Melinda Clynes This is the third in a series of stories about inves...

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"Food entrepreneurs scale up production at groundbreaking manufacturing facility FEAST Detroit," Model D

Mar 01 2018

By Melinda Clynes This is the second in a series of stories about inve...

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"A co-op for the people: The rocky process of developing the Detroit People's Food Co-op," Model D

Jan 15 2018

By Melinda Clynes This is the first in a series of stories about inves...

Impact Story

Dec 19 2017

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"Flint company helps meet market demand," The Hub Flint

Dec 17 2017

By Serena Maria Daniels For Victoria Eaton, a plant-based diet just ma...

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"Creating a cooperative growing environment in Flint," The Hub Flint

Dec 17 2017

By Serena Maria Daniels The link between eating right and growing a mo...

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"Detroit Development Fund to make $1 million in loans for healthy food businesses," Crain's Detroit Business

Dec 07 2017

By Sherri Welch Detroit Development Fund to make $1M in loans to healt...

Press Release

Dec 07 2017

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"Flint-based Charma’s Green Chips rides wave of consumers love of 'everything kale,'" The Hub Flint

Nov 21 2017

By Serena Maria Daniels It all started with a morning news report abou...

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"Happy Little Greens is a part of Flint’s growing food culture," The Hub Flint

Nov 21 2017

By Serena Maria Daniels Micro greens: They add a hint of color and fla...

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"Funds available for mission of expanding access to healthy, natural foods," WLUC

Nov 09 2017

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – Northern Initiatives is working with ...

Press Release

Flint's Happy Little Greens Farm Wins Business Boot Camp Pitch Fest

Receives $10,000 Award from Michigan Good Food Fund FLINT, MICH. Octob...

Oct 27 2017

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"Former Garden Fresh site turns to production for other food firms," Crain's Detroit Business

Oct 22 2017

By Sherri Welch An Inkster building that previously housed production ...

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"The business of building a better food system," In Good Tilth

Oct 12 2017

By Alex Taylor In the outskirts of Detroit, three small food companie...

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"One potato, two potato: Grocery retail loan projects aim for food access for underserved areas," Rapid Growth

Sep 28 2017

By Melinda Clynes As Gina Courts, co-owner of Ken’s Fruit Market, s...

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"Good for Flint: Training program will help food-based businesses thrive," The Hub Flint

Aug 30 2017

By Cindi Cook  There’s no escaping the fact that good food is, well...

Aug 30 2017

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"Detroiter Plans a Grocery Store That’s a Neighborhood 'Beacon,'" Next City

Jul 31 2017

By Serena Maria Daniels Raphael Wright has made it his business to tur...

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"Flint Market Will Put Good Food, Ownership in Hands of Residents," Next City

Jul 13 2017

By Scott Atkinson As a pastor, Reginald “Reggie” Flynn is used to ...

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"Serving Up Summer Meals," Council of Michigan Foundations Newsletter

Jul 10 2017

We’re in the middle of summer for Michigan kids, it’s prime produc...

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"Michigan programs help with produce purchases," The Packer

Jun 08 2017

By Steve Buckner Two programs in Michigan — the Michigan Good Food F...

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"West Michigan food enterprises receiving $10M," Grand Rapids Business Journal

May 17 2017

By Charlsie Dewey A statewide food fund is providing more than $10 mi...

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"Michigan Healthy Food Loan Fund Passes $10M in Investments," Associated Press

May 17 2017

A loan and grant fund designed to boost access to healthy food in unde...

Press Release

Michigan Good Food Fund Tops $10.5 Million Milestone in Statewide Good Food Investments

Michigan Good Food Fund Tops $10.5 Million Milestone in Statewide Good...

May 16 2017

Dec 15 2016

Press Release

Six Michigan Healthy Food Retail Projects Split $380,000 in Catalytic Investment Awards

ANN ARBOR, MICH. November 15, 2016—Six healthy food retail projects ...

Nov 15 2016

Press Release

Battle Creek’s Sunlight Gardens Wins Business Bootcamp Pitch Competition

Receives $10,000 Award from Michigan Good Food Fund BATTLE CREEK, MICH...

Nov 07 2016

Press Release

Battle Creek Bootcamp Press Release

SIX BATTLE CREEK GOOD FOOD BUSINESSES RECEIVE TRAINING AND VIE FOR $10...

Nov 04 2016

Press Release

Michigan Good Food Fund Press Release

First of its kind approach working to increase access to healthy food ...

Jun 09 2015

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