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Agricultural skilled trades offer job opportunities for Michiganders
Monday, April 10, 2017
What does not require a four-year college education, is in demand, and pays well? Skilled-trade food and ag jobs. And the opportunities are out there across Michigan.
Potatoes, Pop, and JIFFY Corn Muffins: Michigan's agri-businesses thrive and reinvest
Lauren Fay Carlson
Monday, April 03, 2017
Agriculture, food processors, and related businesses employ 923,000 Michiganders—22 percent of the state’s workforce. And many of them are committed to staying, and investing, in the state.
Kernel of an idea grows into family popcorn business under Michigan Cottage Food Law
Sue Stuever Battel
Monday, March 27, 2017
Gene and Patricia McFarland have built their gourmet popcorn business from a home kitchen operation to a successful storefront where they sell their handcrafted flavored popcorn.
Here's what success in building local food systems looks like
Monday, March 20, 2017
From education to certification, programs in the Upper Peninsula are helping farmers and buyers connect. Some of their work will soon be helping farmers in the Lower Peninsula, too.
Video: Joe Spencer of Louisiana Creole Gumbo at Startup Story Night
New Economy Initiative
Monday, March 13, 2017
On Thursday, January 19 five metro Detroit entrepreneurs performed stories about challenges they have overcome to grow their businesses. Watch Joe Spencer of Louisiana Creole Gumbo tell his.
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Brightmoor's Artesian Farms and the power of impact investing
Council of Michigan Foundations
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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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Crowdfunding campaign seeks to transform vacant Brightmoor land
New beverage director to accompany Rock City Eatery's move to Midtown
Corktown Farmers' Market returns this week
Fast casual Thai food restaurant chain to open second Detroit location in Capitol Park
April development news round-up: Retail, restaurants, and office space
Nonprofit landscape architecture group to debut market garden in Penrose neighborhood this spring
January development news round-up
House of Pure Vin opens downtown with focus on Michigan wines
It's official: The Whisky Parlor transitions from soft opening into permanent downtown whisky bar
Corktown to get a new exhibition space this month, downtown a wine bar and restaurant
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North End urban farm makes jams to benefit neighborhood
Future Grandmont-Rosedale food hall could be huge boon for neighborhood
Source: Next City
Michigan leads Midwest in hop production, craft beer industry
Source: Chicago Tribune
Detroit Ento to host five-course dinner featuring edible insects
Source: Eating Insects Detroit
Did someone just write the first honest review of Detroit's food scene?
18th annual tour of Detroit gardens and farms to showcase city as capital of urban ag
Source: Keep Growing Detroit
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