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Fair Food Matters serves thousands of people every year, through school-based and community gardens; a commercial kitchen; dozens of food-related events and educational programs; and lots of great collaborations (such as the Southwest Michigan Harvest Festival, Future Chefs, and Farms to K). See the testimonials below to meet a few of those people.

  • Growing Matters Garden

    In the Growing Matters Garden, we teach children and adults about urban, organic gardening at two sites: The main garden on North Westnedge, and the Roots of Knowledge Garden at Woodward Elementary School. Please click the "play" icon to hear the Greenman family talk about their experience in the garden!

  • Can-Do Kitchen

    The Can-Do Kitchen provides both commercial kitchen space (at very affordable rates!) and business incubator services to area food entrepreneurs. Click the "play" icon to hear Kara and Denise Steeley (aka "The Dough Chicks") tell their story!

Support Fair Food Matters

We are passionate about local food and the positive impact it's making on the Greenman family, Denise and Kara, and so many people here in Southwest Michigan. If you share that passion, please consider making a tax-deductible donation (by December 31) of $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, or any amount you choose. Either click the "Donate" button below, or send your contribution to: Fair Food Matters, 323 N. Burdick St., Kalamazoo MI 49007. Thank you for your support!

Programs and Partnerships:
  • Can-Do Kitchen
    A commercial kitchen and business incubation for small food businesses.
  • Douglass Farmers' Market
    Greet friends and neighbors at this market on the north side of town featuring local producers.
  • Growing Matters Garden
    Kids get their hands dirty and learn a lot with our educational gardening project.
  • Common Ground
    A network of individuals and organizations working to support community gardens throughout Kalamazoo County.
  • Good Food Kalamazoo
    A collaboration working to engage and empower our community to provide itself with food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable.
  • Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest
    Celebrate local food, local farming, and sustainable living with great speakers, music and more.