The 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit will be held on October 28, 2016 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI.
Celebrate state and local successes. Engage with sector-specific breakout tracks. Network with others from around the state and across the food system. Hear stories about successful Michigan collaborations. Advance good food for all as we work towards the Michigan Good Food Charter goals for 2020.
Whether you’re a food consumer, grower, buyer, advocate, educator, or policymaker, come to connect with others who want to further good food – food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable. Plan to join us!
The following GROW Eastern Market video was shot and produced by Lynne Brown of Mid-Michigan Consulting and DSBrown Consulting and presented at the first reception for the board of directors at Eastern Market in Detroit, MI. Great Initiative. Thanks to Christine Quane, Halle Snavely and Dan Carmody of Eastern Market Corporation As well as Evan Smith, Cherry Capital Foods, Chef Joe Nader of Ford Field / Levy Restaurants, Chef Chris Franz of the Rattlesnake Club and Vicki and Tom Zilke from Zilke Vegetable Farm.
Help us find out more about poultry production and processing in Michigan by taking this survey. All poultry producers who help us by taking survey will be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card that will be awarded by May, 2016. The survey is only 17 questions long and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey [Poultry Producers Survey]
Our client Grazing Fields was just awarded a $90,500 USDA Implementation grant. This project will grow sales of existing products and develop new products by purchasing specialized equipment and implementing a professional sales/marketing campaign. Mid-Michigan Consulting will be playing the lead roll in the strategic planning, sales and marketing segment of this grant to capitalize on the 40% growth realized over the last 18 months.
October 2015: Mid-Michigan Consulting was a part of a team awarded a USDA Grant for Local Food Promotions Program- Planning spear headed by Wendy Banka, President of Michigan Small Farms Council. We will be studying the feasibility (market, technical and financial practicality) for a USDA-Certified Processing Facility in SE Michigan. to see the full list of awardees visit: USDA-LFPP Grants.
Final Reports on 18-Month long MDARD Value Added Grant
Just finished writing the marketing and outreach portion the 2014-15, MDARD Value Added Grant. Over the 18-months, this grant helped grow the producers wholesale customers by nearly 40% and reached approximately 10,000 total retail customers exceeding the goal for the grant!
Done! Four months ago, Mid-Michigan Consulting started a very interesting journey with a new feasibility study. This particular study explored the availability, market demand and obstacles for bringing local specially attributed, into larger regional markets.