Local Food

Lawrence Farmers Market
Lawrence Farmers Market

This isn’t a complete list of all our wonderful local food options, but it’s a good start. Farmers’ markets are getting too numerous to list and there seem to be new ones popping up every year (yay!).

LocalHarvest Website

A great online resource where you can locate CSAs, farmers’ markets, U-pick operations, farm stands and more. Zoom in or out, search by zip code, farm type, etc. http://www.localharvest.org/search.jsp?lat=42.21815&lon=-85.79071&scale=8

EatLocal Southwest MI

An internet newsgroup for our area where people exchange ideas, connect w/ local growers, hear about relevant news, legislation, etc. Find out what’s happening (often on a smaller scale and w/o chemicals) around here! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EatLocalSWMich/

Van Buren County Local Food Guide

The new 2014 version of this should be out soon. This is mostly Van Buren county-centric, but a good supplement to the LocalHarvest site. http://vanburencd.org/farmguide/

Health Food Stores

Fair Food Matters

Envisions thriving communities growing and distributing safe, nutritious, locally produced foods that foster healthy communities, environments, and economies. These folks put on the wonderful Harvest Fest each fall, one of the highlights of our year! http://www.fairfoodmatters.org