East Lansing Food Co-op General Manager David Finet discusses the value of food co-ops as a local alternative to the business as usual attitude prevalent in today's food industry. The theory behind co-ops, supporting local growers/producers, and community projects are all covered in this introductory primer to what a food co-op is, and how the East Lansing Food Cooperative is working toward providing the Greater Lansing Area with sustainable food alternatives.+ More details
Visit East Lansing's Kirabo and listen to manager Gail Catron as she explains the importance of fair trade. Learn more about how supporting local here, can help to support localities elsewhere through fair trade practices.+ More details
Farmers Markets and the Community Organizers/Local Growers that Make it Happen! In part one, we visit the Allen Neighborhood Center in an effort to learn more about what goes into the creation and operation of a farmers market. Along the way we visit Urbandale, Lansing's first urban farm project. Later we talk with Steve Gross, owner of Green Eagle Farm about how he got started farming, and the value of farmers markets in the community.+ More details
In part two, we wrap up the food truck interviews, and visit a couple of the local growers that help to supply them with fresh, in-season, locally grown food. Among the topics discussed, local growers talk about how and why they got started producing all natural products, and how this practice benefits the community, environment, and world.+ More details
Farmers Markets and the Community Organizers/Local Growers that Make it Happen! In part two, we continue conversations with Hollie Hamel of the ANC, and look in on the Sparrow Mini-Market - a small farm market that takes place twice a month inside Sparrow hospital! Afterward, we visit the Allen Street Farmers Market to give you a first hand look at an exciting, and relatively young urban farm market here in the Lansing area.+ More details
In part one, we take a closer look at how local mobile food trucks are offering Lansing a delicious alternative to the fast food restaurants that dot the American landscape. El Oasis, Purple Carrot, and Trailer Park'd each share their philosophies on why it's important to work with local growers, and the state of the food industry today.+ More details
Visit one of Lansing's favorite artisan eateries and meet its founder chef Nick Gavrilides. Hear Nick's food philosophy, and learn more about the value of supporting local businesses.+ More details
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