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Upcoming Events:
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  • April 3: 11am Borgess Farmers' Market
  • April 3: 7pm Food Security of Food Justice: Does it Really Matter? Karika Phillips, Kalamazoo County Center for Health Equity @ Bronson Hospital, Gilmore Center for Health Education
  • April 8: 7pm Farmer's Market 101. Learn about your local farmer's markets. @ Kalamazoo Public Library, Central Branch
  • April 10: 3pm Container Gardening. Learn how to plant a vegetable or herb garden in limited space. @ Kalamazoo Public Library Oshtemo Branch
  • April 15: 7pm Meet the Author Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer @ Kalamazoo Central High School Auditorium
  • April 16: 1:15pm Campus visit Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer @ Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Building
  • April 17: 11am Borgess Farmers' Market

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