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Upcoming Events:
    For more information please visit our calendar
  • 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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How to Support Fair Food Matters

Fair Food Matters appreciates support from our community as we serve our community. All year round, there are many ways to give. Thank you for helping us in our mission to build, educate, support and empower our community around local food. (Click here to meet some of our clients!)


Money: Because Fair Food Matters is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, your monetary donation is fully tax deductible. A receipt will be mailed to you.

In Kind: If you'd like to consider an in-kind donation of goods or services, please look over our projects and programs for possibilities, or contact us.

Supplies: Growing Matters Garden has a Wish List ready for the growing season. We also have occasional needs for office supplies, ingredients for the cooking classes and more. Call the FFM office.

Fair Food Matters
323 N. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Tax #: 02-0612573


Would you like to join our enthusiastic volunteers? We could use your help with any number of tasks, indoors and out. For information about assisting with the Growing Matters Garden, click here.

Other ideas:

Please contact us with any questions about volunteering, or download a Fair Food Matters Volunteer Application here (also available in .pdf format).


A number of projects, events and coalitions connected with Fair Food Matters offer sponsorship opportunities for businesses, organizations and individuals.

Spread the Word

Do you know a group that would enjoy a lively presentation on eating locally or socially responsible eating? Let us know: We've talked at schools, churches, conferences, clubs, and more. Contact us.

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.