From the Field Blog

Detroit Entrepreneurs Redefine Soul Food
November 3, 2021
Since 2010, Detroit Soul's Jerome Brown & Samuel Van Buren have grown their healthful, homestyle cooking business from catering to carryout. See how we teamed up with Michigan Good Food Fund partner Detroit Development Fund to de-risk this investment and help this business grow.
Building a Blueprint for Food Sovereignty in Black and Brown Neighborhoods
November 2, 2021
After six years and many hurdles, the North Flint Food Market broke ground this August. Dig into our latest story from the field to see how Pastor Reginald Flynn’s tenacity and grit brought this store to life, to not only feed the people of Flint, but to serve as a blueprint for food sovereignty across the country.
The Results Are In
July 6, 2021
Dig into two new impact reports highlighting sparks of innovation and resilience across our impact investing and nutrition incentives work in 2020.
Meet our new team members!
April 29, 2021
Our Fair Food Network team is growing! We asked our newest staff members about a topic near and dear to our hearts (fruits and veggies) and picked their brains on what they’ve been reading, listening to, and watching.
Fair Food Fund Impact Report Q1 2021
April 28, 2021
In this quarterly report, we’re excited to announce our first Collateral Initiative with Maine Harvest Federal Credit Union (MHFCU) in support of a woman-owned farm in Freedom, Maine. Plus: Our team is growing!
How to address nutrition insecurity? A solution is on the table
March 31, 2021
Hear from Policy Director Mark Nicholson on the ways SNAP and nutrition incentives help us address nutrition insecurity.
At Your Fingertips
February 1, 2021
We launched two new websites for Double Up Food Bucks this winter, helping shoppers learn about the program nationally and in Michigan more easily than ever before.
What is Essential? A Profile of a Detroit Grocer
February 1, 2021
People across our food system from farm to fork have been working tirelessly this past year. We talked with Joe Gappy, a Detroit grocery store owner, about his experience during a time defined by uncertainty.
Fair Food Fund Impact Report Q4 2020
January 29, 2021
In this quarterly report, we’re excited to announce a NEW investment in Chelsea Business Foundation, a nonprofit supporting Latino-led and small businesses in Chelsea, MA, a partnership with portfolio company Five Acre Farms bringing fresh milk and eggs from Northeast farmers to area food banks, and our new role stepping up to lead the statewide Michigan Good Food Fund initiative. 
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