Eating Local Food is an awesome way to increase the quality of our diet while living more lightly on the planet.
It is a way to be more connected to Life!!
Imagine which of these ways might be interesting and fun. How to grow food
Transforming Communities with Locally Grown Food . Growing food in cold climates.
Oakland University Student Organic Farm . Classes & produce. Permaculture. See 1 min film.
Learn about Local Food
Locavore Eating! Learning to eat locally, save energy, and support local economy.
Food among the ruins . Detroit grows food.
Michigan Young Farmer Coalition .
Michigan Organic Farm Alliance
Michigan Small Farmers Conference
Anaerobic & Lactic Acid Fermentation 2 min cartoon video
Local Food Growers
Hampshire Farms – provides grains, beans and other bulk organic foods.
Pick your own local food .
LOCAL FOODS .
Local Harvest . Locate local foods and farms in your area!
Halfway Point Farm . Almont, MI. Sells their own maple syrup, honey, lumber, windows. Keller Family.
Maple Creek CSA Farm . Community Supported Agriculture ! Buy a share, get fresh local food each week.
East River Organic Farm outside Columbiaville, MI . Awesome organic CSA, local eggs & meats for sale at the store & Farmers Markets.
The Lazy Gardener . Local farming guys!
UpNorth Foodies . Northern Michigan Organic folks
Local Food Conference. February 8, 2007 in Lansing: Michigan Land Use Institute’s upcoming “Seeds of Prosperity conference” features the latest on local food; its economic, health, and environmental benefits.
The Henry Ford Museum, in Dearborn, now serves patrons of their reconstructed, 1850s-era pub the same menu its original customers enjoyed with 70 percent of the museum’s food comes from local sources! http://mlui.org/farms/fullarticle.asp?fileid=17091
Local Honey, Almont, MI . Golden Harvest Apiaries
The Ann Arbor Food Coop . Such a sweet place, in an old building, human scale, with an attached cafe. Yum.
Honest to goodness Bistro – Lake Orion, MI
Native Seed Sources .
Hand-harvested Seaweed for sale . A worker-owned co. that sustainably harvests off the Maine coast.
Growing, harvesting, foraging.
We can grow our own food . Seed Catalogues, Seed Savers, Heirloom, Native seeds.
Heirloom Organics . Information on how to plant, purchase, etc. See
MidWest Permaculture . Creating permanent gardens and communities based on nature.
“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”, book by Barbara Kingsolver.
Spin Farming . Learn to make significant income on under 1 acre.
Beginning Farmers . A website, and resource for farmers, researchers and policy makers.
Perrenial Plants .
Dirt ! the movie.
Yardening . Be the Change. Clover Lawns .
Tips on Transplanting . By Deanne…things to pay attention to.
Organic Consumers Association .
Heirloom seeds & Michael Pollen video on the Omnivores Dilema 2 .
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services
Transitioning to Organic .
Cover Crops – buckwheat .
Rodale Institute .
Dirtworks.com . Order organic seeds
Rent a Farmer .
Abundant Sucession . An evolving website about permaculture in the Detroit area.
Pruning apple trees . And other fruits. Includes pictures
Women Ecopreneurs . In farming & Health.
Ann Arbor City Chickens . Website and Chicken Video ! Fun and inspiring 1
Foraging for food & medicinal plants.
Michigan Mushroom Harvesting Certification
Plant and Tree Identification .
Seed Savers Exchange. Help save ancient strains of seeds by growing plants & saving seeds to share.
Local Mushroom Identification .
Articles on wild cultivated plants in the midwest.
Plants for a Future . Foraging, Medicinals, loads of info.
Fungi for BioRemediation . Paul Stammitz
Worm Composting .
Wild and cultivated plants of the midwest . A collection of articles.
Michigan Herbalist, Jim McDonald. Inspired information and classes on herbs.
Conversations on herbalism .
New Culture Earth Skills . Website on wilderness skills & more by Jason Hogans of Ann Arbor.
Making homes for pollinating BEES.
Permaculture. A design science based on nature which integrates food, energy, economic systems.
Midwest Permaculture Training Center
Instructor, Penny Livingston on GlobalOneness. A very inspiring 3 minute permaculture video.
Permaculture ~ short videos. Natural Design for agriculture, housing and economics.
Permaculture Herb Spiral and Sheet Mulch Video .
Sheet Mulch garden video .
How to Nurture Ourselves . Auroville, India. Seed Savers, Solar Energy …
Permaculture Bed & Breakfast in Canada. Good info on natural living.
Fungus can help save the world . Paul Stammits, TED talks.
No-Till Gardening. Fukuoka the French Way
Urban Permaculture Guild ! Great site! ! !
Tony Randall’s Permaculture Farm in Pinckney, MI
Preserving & preparing food .
Local Food & preservation . Including Fermenting and Root Cellars
wn food . Links to finding local food, preserving, and lots of food information.
Fermented Foods. Healthy, nutritious, traditional.
Eating soy only as a fermented product . Tempe, miso are best. naturalnews.com
Wild Fermenting ~ Sauer Kraut.
Kefir A fermented food similar to yoghurt.
Eco Friendly Cookies.
Bread Recipe. From Henna Joan
Drying Food . Solar Dehydrators, make your own.
Canning Foods – Spaghetti sauce plus
Video on how to pickle olives . A ferment, really. Easy.