PPNA Happenings

Happenings, history and news of the Prospect Park Neighborhood and Ypsilanti

Local Food

Posted by ppna on December 17, 2007

Ypsilanti Food Co-op
Food System Economic Partnership
Growing Hope

The other day I happened into the Ypsilanti Food Co-op for the first time in a quite a few months and it reminded me what a great resource it is as an alternative source for some common food items. They have a great selection of bulk food items including granolas (of course), Coffee, and even tea. They have a bakery on site and sell fresh bread, pies, and other wonderful goods as well.

Going into the coop reminded me of a clip I took out of the Ann Arbor news some time ago about the Food System Economic Partnership which has as it’s goal to bring local consumers together with local farmers. This being said I really couldn’t figure out what they do. I think the site is more geared to getting restaurants and retailers to buy locally but it would be nice if we could work as a neighborhood and bring in locally grown food for our families. Check out the link and let me know what you come up with.

Last but not least we have Growing Hope which is a non-profit group looking to help the community by teaching local gardening techniques while providing food to local families. They have just closed on a property on Michigan Avenue which will be the new Growing Hope Center. Check out their site and do what you can to support them like buying a Growing Hope calendar at the Ypsilanti Food Coop.

Leave a comment if you know of any other local food sources and shop our community as much as you can.


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