2020 GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE! If you’re planning to tend a garden or farm in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park this year consider joining Keep Growing Detroit’s Garden Resource Program. Members not only get technical support from our experienced staff, they receive seeds, Detroit-grown transplants, and other essential gardening resources. For more information, CLICK HERE.

*NEW* VISIT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE to shop for Detroit-grown produce, herbs, transplants, and native plants. It’s also an easy way to order KGD merchandise or make a donation to support our work. All orders can be picked up curbside at the KGD Farm in the Eastern Market District.

LET’S STAY CONNECTED VIRTUALLY KGD has a bunch of live WEBINARS planned this spring to help growers learn new skills and stay connected while the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order is in effect. We’re also sharing gardening tips on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM. New videos are posted every Wednesday at 3pm EST.

KGD’s GARDENING GUIDES are another great way to learn something new including how to build raised beds and compost bins while you’re at home during the COVID-19 crisis. You’re also always welcome to CONTACT US. We’re happy to help answer questions via email, phone, or zoom.

KGD ENCOURAGES YOU TO SUPPORT DETROIT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

COVID-19 has hit Detroit hard and disproportionately affected the city’s Black-owned businesses. As Michigan begins to re-open and the struggle for racial justice continues, here are five ways to support now and invest long-term in Black-led food organizations and businesses in Detroit.

MARKET & FARM STANDS

BROTHER NATURE Small farm specializing in salad mix and herbs.

CWO FARMS City farming with a country feel.  You can also find their produce at KGD ONLINE FARM STORE.

OAKLAND AVE. FARMERS MARKET Neighborhood farmer’s market in North End.

SERENITY IN THE GARDEN You can find their produce at KGD ONLINE FARM STORE.

WALTON’S PLANTS Eastside farm growing produce & flowers. You can also find their produce at KGD ONLINE FARM STORE.

CSAs & FOOD BOXES

DEEPLY ROOTED PRODUCE Providing fresh high-quality fruits and vegetables without sacrificing quality for a lower price.

FOOD FIELD Family owned and operated farm on Detroit’s west side.

NURTURING OUR SEEDS Farm, CSA Program, and community garden that seeks to educate, empower and unify community.

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DBCSFN & D-TOWN FARMS Addressing food insecurity in Detroit’s Black community and organizing community to play a more active leadership role in the local food security movement.

DETROIT BLACK FARMER LAND FUND DBCFSN, Oakland Ave. Urban Farm, and KGD have established the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund to help foster more land ownership among black farmers in the city who face greater barriers in purchasing property. Donations also accepted on Cashapp $detroitblackfarmer.

DETROIT PEOPLE’S FOOD CO-OP Join today! Become a member-owner of an African-American led, community-owned grocery cooperative.

FEEDOM FREEDOM Looking for volunteers. Donations can be sent to $feedomfreedom.

FOODLAB DETROIT A community of food entrepreneurs committed to making the possibility of good food in Detroit a sustainable reality. Apply to join FoodLab’s 2020–2021 Fellowship for Change in Food & Labor!

GEORGIA STREET COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE Community center and gardens located on the Eastside.

OAKLAND AVE. URBAN FARM Looking for volunteers.

PEACE TREE PARKS Installs community & residential gardens.

CARRY-OUT & CURBSIDE RESTAURANTS

BAKER’S KEYBOARD LOUNGE Seafood and more!

BAOBAB FARE Purchase Burundi single-origin coffee at their website. Stay tuned for brick and mortar coming soon!

BERT’S MARKETPLACE Eastern Market soul food mainstay.

BLACK AND MOBILE black-owned food delivery service that partners with black-owned businesses.

THE BLOCK Casual gastropub.

COOKING WITH QUE A place where vegans and meat-eaters coexist.

COOP Caribbean fusion spot inside Detroit Shipping Company.

D&D CUISINE Home of the Lamb Chops.

DETROIT PEPPER COMPANY Stuffed peppers, salads and grain bowls.

DETROIT SOUL Soul food classics with a healthier twist.

DETROIT VEGAN SOUL Detroit’s first 100% vegan soul food restaurant.

FLOOD’S BAR & GRILLE Classic fare with some upscale bar bites.

GOOD CAKES & BAKES Exactly what it sounds like :)

GOOD TIMES ON THE AVENUE A new spot for comfort foods.

IMA Serving noodles, soups, rice bowls, snacks, beer, wine, sake.

IVY KITCHEN & COCKTAILS Modern American options with a healthy dash of fusion. Donate to Ivy Kitchen Covid-19 Pandemic Restaurant Fund.

THE JAMAICAN POT Eatery offering Jamaican fare such as jerk chicken and curry goat.

KUZZO’S CHICKEN & WAFFLES Avenue of Fashion mainstay.

LE CULTURE CAFESeafood, steaks, pasta and more.

NARROW WAY CAFE Coffee and baked goods.

NORMA G’s Caribbean comfort food.

SAVANNAH BLUE Chef-driven comfort foods.

SLOPPY CHOPS RESTAURANT Steaks and seafood.

SWEET POTATO SENSATIONS Iconic Detroit bakery. Sweet & savory options  

SWEET SOUL BISTRO Soul food and bar bites.

TABLE No. 2 A Black-owned white-table cloth restaurant with a focus on table-side service is looking for a new home.

THEY SAY Barbecue, sandwiches, salads and more.

YUM VILLAGE Afro-Caribbean fare.

CATERING & MEAL PREP

COOKING WITH QUE Meal prep menu changes weekly.

DETROIT SOUL Soul food classics with a healthier twist.

EXPERIENCE RELISH Dynamic duo lovingly making food that nutritious and delicious.

FRESH CORNER CATERING Detroit catering with a conscience.

GABRIEL HALL Authentic Creole cuisine. Brick and mortar coming soon to West Village.

GOOD CAKES AND BAKES Exactly what it sounds like :)

Little Pot Soup: If you miss Russell St. Deli like we do you can still find their soups at Honey Bee, Plum Market & Whole Foods.

PARADISE FOODS Caribbean flavors with global appeal.

YUM VILLAGE Afro-Caribbean fare.

HAVE A GARDENING QUESTION? Do you need support with your garden project? CONTACT US anytime with questions.