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Upcoming Events:
    For more information please visit our calendar
  • March 5: 11a-2p Borgess Farmer's Market (1521 Gull Rd.)
  • March 9: 6:30-7:30P Can-Do Kitchen Group Tour (511 Harrison St.)
  • March 10: 10:30a-2p Bronson Winter Farmers Market (601 John St.)
  • April 2: 6-8:00p Business Workshop: Food Photography 101 (location TBD)

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Eat Local, Kalamazoo!

Eat Local, Kalamazoo was one of Fair Food Matters' first programs. Since the local food movement has generated its own momentum in Kalamazoo, we've decided to redirect our limited time and resources towards strengthening our other programs and services. From cooking workshops to independent films about food, there are many exciting opportunities to take part in around town. Please visit the Fair Food Matters Events Calendar for more information.

Purchase a T-shirt

Help spread the word and show your support for Fair Food Matters with limited edition Eat Local Kalamazoo T-shirts. Check out available sizes and colors and order online.

Top 5 Reasons to Eat Local!

  1. Taste: Fresher is often better than produce that's traveled hundreds even thousands of miles. Or been bred and sprayed to travel.
  2. Economy: If Michigan residents spent $10/week on local foods, over $37 million/week would cycle back into our state. And supporting your local economy is just plain smart.
  3. Health: Variety and freshness equals nutrient power. Local foods also shorten the accountability chain and safeguard your health.
  4. Environment: Whats not to like about food requiring less fossil fuel and supporting sustainable farming?
  5. Community Spirit: You can find out who produced your food, where your food was produced, how it was produced and under what conditions. What you eat begins to have a story in which you take part - a story that includes growers, neighbors and friends.
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.