Turn Up the Volume: Growing Opportunities in Local Food
The demand for locally grown food is booming. But is our food system ready to respond? How can we support the farmers, processors, and distributors in this emerging market to forge ways together that will meet market demand?
Our 2012 Turn Up the Volume project dug deep into the local and regional food market potential for Michigan’s specialty crop producers. We then shared innovations and insights through articles and reports with leaders in the food industry.
Our goal? To help build the bridge between the supply and demand of local food by spotlighting the many entrepreneurs and opportunities in the middle. Our work nurturing this essential middle of our food system continues through both the Fair Food Fund and the Michigan Good Food Fund.
Dig into our reports from this investigative series:
- Cracks in produce supply chains signal local food potential
- Local demand re-shaping market links from farmer to consumer
- Public health concerns spur produce-market growth
- Financing measure could boost farm production in food deserts
- Regional food hubs on the rise with local food markets
And watch this TEDx talk for more: