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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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The following links are resources and sites of interest that we have found in our work. If you have suggestions for other interesting links, please email us.

  • Michigan Organic Food & Farm Alliance

    One of Michigan's oldest organizations working toward organic, sustainable and local agriculture in our state.

  • Farms-to-K College

    A group of students, faculty and staff at Kalamazoo College are working with Sodexo to serve more local foods in the campus cafeteria. Fair Food Matters is partnering to help make this goal a reality.

  • Local Harvest

    Use this site to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

  • Eat Local SW Michigan Yahoo Group

    A virtual meeting place for people in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana to find sources of local foods - and share tales of how eating locally is changing their life, health, and community.

  • Mapping Local Food Webs Toolkit

    Mapping your local 'food web' - the connections between producers, retailers and consumers - will highlight its importance for your local economy, landscape and community.

  • Benefits of Buying Local

    The phrase "Buy Local" has turned into an increasingly popular trend over the years.

  • USDA Farmer's Market Search

    The USDA National Farmers Market Directory is one of the most comprehensive listing of farmers markets across the country.

  • Michigan Farm Market & Agricultural Tourism Guide

    Plan a tour of Michigan farms!

  • Real Time Farms

    Find out where your food comes from with this crowd-sourced nationwide food guide.


    BALLE's mission is to catalyze, strengthen and connect networks of locally owned independent businesses dedicated to building strong Local Living Economies.

  • Food Hubs

  • Michigan Good Food Network

    Michigan Good Food Network aims to promote policy changes that will advance "good food" in Michigan - food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable.


    Eliminating Racism And Claiming/Celebrating Equality

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.