By Bringing Exposure to the Local Farms and Artisans
Local food isn’t just about fresh ingredients. It’s about the people who do the hard work to give you the healthiest, tastiest ingredients--the right way, that is, without harmful and unnecessary chemicals and additives. These farms are usually a little more expensive because they are trying to provide you with the best ingredients you can buy. Local farms also are committed to the communities they serve. The owners and workers usually live in the area, provide jobs to their community and simply have a vested interest in its well being.
By Bringing Exposure to The Best Restaurants
It’s all about priorities. Most restaurant owners would agree that it is a good thing when businesses support the local community, provide premium food that is better for the customer, and are environmentally sustainable. However, few are willing to sacrifice the time and money. We’ve found that restaurant owners and chefs who are committed to their local community often spend large amounts of time searching for and gathering ingredients from these quality farmers and artisans. Then, because these high-quality ingredients are farmed without industrialized methods, they usually cost more. In the end, let’s just say that there are some restaurants that do things better. We try to point people to those restaurants.
The mission of the Eastern Market Corporation is to mobilize leadership and resources to achieve stakeholders vision for the Eastern Market District and make the Eastern Market the undisputed center for fresh and nutritious food in southeast Michigan.
The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Inc. was formed with the mission of developing access on the Detroit International Riverfront. The entire vision is 5 ½ miles of Riverfront property, from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the Belle Isle Bridge, and will include the construction of a continuous RiverWalk along with plazas, pavilions and green spaces.
The Greening of Detroit is a well-established nonprofit resource agency with a long history of successful and progressive initiatives. All of our work adds economic value to the communities we serve, and focuses on using land in a way that improves quality of life, has environmental integrity and promotes education and stewardship. Most of all, The Greening provides hope for the future of the city of Detroit.
Keep Growing Detroit (KGD) exists to promote a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables Detroiters consume are grown by residents within the city’s limits.
MACC Development is a place-based, faith-based, resident led community development corporation dedicated to seeking the holistic revitalization of lower east-side Detroit's 48214 community, block by block, neighbor by neighbor. MACC Development concentrates all of its efforts in three areas: Youth and Education, Housing and Blight, and Economic Development. Learn more at MACCDevelopment.com.
Motor City Blight Busters is a nonprofit on the west side of Detroit whose mission is to STABILIZE & REVITALIZE Detroit neighborhoods through housing, donations and volunteerism. Become a fan and find out how YOU can help!
The Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to empowering people and creating positive opportunities for the central Detroit community.
Mariners Inn serves as an anchor for those struggling to navigate the treacherous waters of homelessness and substance abuse. Part of the Midtown Detroit community since 1955, we provide compassionate residential treatment for homeless men, and offer youth and families the highest quality prevention programs. We believe wholeheartedly that Recovery is Real ... and Begins at Mariners Inn.
RecoveryPark was established in 2010. Their mission is to create jobs for people with barriers to employment. RecoveryPark espouses triple bottom line principles – economic stability, social awareness and environmental stewardship.
United Way does what no single organization can do. They bring together leaders from government, corporations, human service providers and the community to develop innovative solutions to local issues. They leverage funding for the network of programs that - together - can make a meaningful, measurable difference.
SOS Community Services is a community-based nonprofit. They are dedicated to preventing and ending family homelessness in Washtenaw County through partnerships with caring individuals, local businesses and organizations, social service agencies and professionals.
Growing Hope’s mission is improving lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access. This Ypsilanti-based nonprofit supports community gardens, runs farmers markets and an urban farm, offers a wide range of education programs for youth and adults around healthy eating and gardening, and is active in policy work to support good food in Michigan.
Ozone House is a community-based, nonprofit agency that helps young people lead safe, healthy, and productive lives through intensive intervention and prevention services.
Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is a non-profit with the specific purpose of delivering prepared meals to the homebound elderly, disabled, and ill residents in Eastern Washtenaw County.