Featured Foods

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak makes use of Cultivate Michigan decals & other signage to highlight Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods on the menu! Photo Credit: Lindsey Scalera

Find, Buy and Serve Featured Foods with our Sourcing Guide and Recipe Book!

Sourcing information and institutional recipes for each 24 Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods are compiled respectively into two handy resources:

Cultivate Michigan Recipe Book

  • The Cultivate Michigan Recipe Book provides simple and creative recipes for institutions that can help you turn your Michigan-grown foods into delicious dishes.

Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide

  • The Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide is designed to make it easier for institutions to find and buy more Michigan-grown foods, specifically our Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods. Then, you will be able to track your local purchases of these featured foods through the Cultivate Michigan Dashboard as we work towards reaching the goal of 20% Michigan foods in Michigan institutions by 2020. 

Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide Background and Tutorial Video

Check out our new video Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide Background and Tutorial Video that provides background information and easy to follow instructions for getting the most out of the Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide. 

  • For food service buyers, the instructions provided will help you more easily navigate through the guide to find the local food information you seek, whether by food product or supplier.

  • For food suppliers and vendors, this video will help you learn about how the Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide can be a tool to promote your Michigan food products to institutional buyers, including how you can get your products listed or updated in the guide.

Alternatively, information on each featured food can be accessed by clicking on the season icons below and the featured food icons that follow. A product guide and marketing are available on each featured food page.   

Choose a season below:

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Cultivate Michigan Marketing Materials

Promote Michigan products by using these marketing materials in your institution's cafeteria or on your menus: 

Visit the season pages listed above and choose a specific product page for the purchasing guide, marketing materials and recipes related to each promoted product.

Submit a Recipe!

Submit your favorite institutional scale recipes highlighting Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods. Recipes selected for inclusion in our product guides or social media posts will include the institution that submitted them and can be a great way to show off your farm to institution efforts! 

Click here to submit your favorite recipes!