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Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide Background and Tutorial Video

The Michigan Farm to Institution Network is pleased release our Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide background and “how-to” video. 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. This video is also available on the Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods page. 

This short video provides background information on how the guide was initially developed, what’s inside, easy to follow instructions on how to find the guide, and how to navigate the guide using the table of contents. Institutional food buyers, this video will teach you how to use the Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide to meet all of your local food sourcing needs, whether you are looking to find a new supplier for local products or need to know all the sources of local blueberries so you can choose the best fit for your institution. Food suppliers, 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. This video features Garrett Ziegler and Mariel Borgman, Community Food Systems Educators from MSU Extension and MFIN Management Team members who helped to develop the Cultivate Michigan Sourcing Guide.