Growing the local food system in Detroit

Local food is starting to become not just a word in our vocabulary but also, exactly what's on our plates.

Excerpt from the Detroit News:

The People's Pierogi Collective launched a retail offensive in Eastern Market last month just a few stalls away from the local Good Girls Go to Paris crepe makers and Brother Nature Produce, a 2-acre farm in Detroit's North Corktown that also supplies nearby restaurants.

They reflect a growing movement of entrepreneurs, urban farmers, niche markets and independent restaurants that are trying to sell food in part by tapping into Detroit's food culture and the local-food movement.

"The time is now to take your local-food idea and see how far you can go with it," said People's Pierogi owner Kimberly Stricker, who runs her own marketing firm. "Overall, people are getting so much more informed and eager to find quality local food, and I'm really happy to chase that and put my own twist on it."

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