Detroit food system trailblazers take the stage on March 7

While at a restaurant waiting for your food, you've most likely wondered what takes place behind the scenes before it even arrives to your plate. We've been exploring questions like that and more in our Michigan Good Food Story series, which has touched on issues of access, equity, and sustainability in Michigan's thriving food economy.

As part of that series, we're also co-hosting the Good Food Storytelling Night. On Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m., five storytellers will take the stage to share their personal narrative of food and the innovative practice they have brought to the food ecosystem.

Grassroots infrastructure challenges can be solved by trailblazers such as Sister's On A Roll Mobile Cafe as they celebrate the gifts of food and share veganism and the tasty meals that emerge when a community gathers food for those who may otherwise be overlooked.  

Another comes from gathering for a Dinner for 30 event where Detroit home cooks prepare a dish that's celebrated in their memories and share as a meaningful story around that dish.

These are just a few of the stories that will be shared by the individuals on stage.

We'd like you, food ecosystem leaders and the greater Detroit community, to share in listening to these stories. The event caps the first day of gathering for the Detroit Food 2019 Conference taking place at the Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit over March 7 and 8.

The storytelling evening event is free to the general public and seats can be reserved here.  

If you'd like to attend the two day Detroit Food 2019 Conference, please visit the Detroit Food Policy Council website. 

This story is part of “Michigan Good Food Stories” a series that explores access, equity, and sustainability in Michigan’s thriving food economy.  This work is made possible by Michigan Good Food and is supported by the W.K. Kellog Foundation

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