One of our successful MSU Extension programs, Michigan Fresh, is coming to farmers markets across Michigan this summer. The program will provide research-based information on how to select, store, preserve and cook the foods found at the markets. Educators at each location will talk with consumers about Michigan foods and hand out some of the more than 80 fact sheets their team has produced.
Michigan Fresh does more than just encourage healthy eating – the program helps support Michigan’s agriculture industry by encouraging consumers to purchase locally grown and produced foods. This helps build a statewide culture of community food systems.
For a list of farmers markets that Michigan Fresh representatives will visit this summer, read “Michigan Fresh comes to a farmers market near you” on the MSU Extension website. If you aren’t able to make it to one of the markets listed, you can find Michigan Fresh materials online. You can also follow Michigan Fresh on Facebook and Pinterest, where over 1,800 recipes feature Michigan Fresh foods.