local food

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You soon may see more local food options at your favorite grocery store.  

A series of workshops promoting local food kick off next week with a session focused on helping cottage food businesses become commercially licensed. The license is needed to sell online and ship products.

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Ann Arbor area residents will celebrate the local food movement tomorrow evening at the Seventh Annual Homegrown Festival.  A lot goes into taking produce from area farms to a finished dish to eat.


Growing Hope Opening Pop-Up Gardening Supply Shop

Mar 19, 2014
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Growing Hope is interested in finding out how much interest there is in a local garden supply store, and will open a pop-up shop for a couple of months this spring to find out.

Urban Gardening Measure Approved

Mar 20, 2013
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Ypsilanti residents can plan for nice vegetable gardens on their property this summer, now that city council has approved an ordinance text amendment to allow for urban gardens in residential yards and vacant lots.  

City Planner Teresa Gillotti says gardens can be grown in front, side and back yards, but must be set back three feet from the sidewalk and cannot obstruct the view for motorists. 

Gillotti says area churches have been among those anxious to put vacant city lots to good use by planting gardens.

Growing food locally is Growing Hope in Ypsilanti area.