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Quiana Broden

Cooking with Que: Detroit foodie to launch school program out of new food incubator and kitchen

Food blogger Quiana Broden will open a new culinary hub, called simply The Kitchen, in New Center. But what she's most excited about is working with 10 schools to provide free courses on food purchasing, cooking, and kitchen skills.

Detroit Vegan Soul on Agnes Street

How one block can change a neighborhood: the case of Agnes Street and West Village

Two buildings were renovated to accommodate four businesses on Agnes Street. Since, the West Village has been on an upward economic trajectory that doesn't seem close to slowing down.

Fresh101 list

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

Fresh101 Superfood Café fills a nice niche in Midtown. But owner Monique Dooley, a former teacher, is also engaging with organizations throughout the city to encourage food education and healthy eating. 

Corey Williams

Reimagining McNichols: The multi-pronged effort to bring back a struggling commercial corridor

While McNichols and its surrounding communities in Live6 have gone through difficult economic times in recent years, things may be turning around as new investment, public and private, finds a foothold in the area.

Amit Makhecha

Food entrepreneurs scale up production at groundbreaking manufacturing facility FEAST Detroit

On a very basic level, FEAST Detroit is a collaborative manufacturing facility with three partner companies. But they're using the extra space to help small food entrepreneurs scale up.
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Jeff Adams stands between the growing racks at Artesian Farms

Brightmoor's Artesian Farms and the power of impact investing

In just 36 square feet of growing space, Detroit's Artesian Farms can grow as much produce as a 3700-square-foot conventional farm or garden. The owners credit a low-interest loan from the Max & Marjorie M. Fisher Foundation for their success.
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