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Working together to increase Michigan Institutions' Local Food Purchasing

The Michigan Farm to Institution Network convened institutions, organizations and supply chain stakeholders to promote local product procurement.

By Kaitlin Wojciak, MSU Extension

In February, a diverse group of farm to institution stakeholders gathered at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor North Campus. The Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) organized this gathering with help from University of Michigan Director of Student Engagement, Keith Soster. This event offered an intentional networking opportunity, as well as the chance to workshop the 2016 featured foods, with the input and insight of representatives from nearly every sector of the supply chain, institutions, and supporting organizations. The forthcoming featured foods for 2016 are kale, carrots, potatoes and cherries. Participants also discussed the 2015 winter featured food, dry beans. 

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