Keep Growing Detroit supports Grown in Detroit members by providing training, support, and access to outlets to sell their produce including Eastern Market and more than 30 Detroit-based restaurants and food businesses.
Grown in Detroit produce is grown by residents in urban gardens and farms throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park in healthy soil without the use of harmful chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers or genetically modified products. Every dollar you spend with Grown in Detroit helps grow Detroit’s economy and keeps dollars circulating within the city. In addition to providing healthy food to urban communities the farms and gardens participating in Grown in Detroit beautify neighborhoods, improve property values, and build relationships between neighbors.
BUY GROWN IN DETROIT AT EASTERN MARKET
Saturdays at Eastern Market, from May thru November at the center of Shed 2. Shed 2 is located on Russell between Winder and Adelaide.
Tuesdays at Eastern Market, from June thru October at the center of Shed 2. Shed 2 is located on Russell between Winder and Adelaide.
FALL 2015 GROWN IN DETROIT COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE PROGRAM
Sign up for the Fall CSA here.
For decades, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have supported small-scale farmers and strengthened local food systems by encouraging consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from farmers. Interested consumers purchase a share and in return, receive seasonal produce each week throughout the specified season.
The Fall Grown in Detroit CSA Program will supply members with seasonal vegetables and herbs from GID farmers for 11 weeks between September 9th and November 18th. GID Fall Shares will consist of a variety of seasonally available vegetables and herbs. One share will generally supply a family of four with all the spring vegetables they can eat for a week. The cost of membership is $275. Members are responsible for picking up their share weekly at the Plum Street Market Garden located at 2202 Third St. Detroit, MI 48226 on Wednesday evenings from 4-6 pm. Download an application here.
GROWN IN DETROIT DINING GUIDE: TREAT YOURSELF TO A MEAL AND SUPPORT DETROIT’S URBAN FARMING COMMUNITY
The next time you schedule a meeting away from the office, plan a night out with friends and family, or select a caterer to give food for an event please consider supporting Grown in Detroit by choosing one of the Detroit-based restaurants and food businesses that source fresh, local fruits and vegetables from Grown in Detroit. In addition to these Detroit-based restaurants, Grown in Detroit supplies many emerging value added and prepared food entrepreneurs. Some of these businesses include The Brinery, Slow Jams, Beau Bien Fine Foods, Sister Pie, McClary Brothers, Ms. Pruitts, and Healthy Living-Raw.
IF YOU ARE A GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM MEMBER AND WANT TO SELL WITH GROWN IN DETROIT THIS YEAR learn about the marketing process at the next new marketer orientation. This hands-on workshop is held at a productive market garden, and introduces growers to the major record keeping tools developed and used by Grown in Detroit cooperative members. At the workshop, experienced GID members cover topics including harvesting, post harvest handling, and selling produce at market. For more information, please contact us.