Michigan Good Food Fund Supports Food Businesses By: MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and MSU Product Center
Farm businesses feed people. Managing a successful farm business to do this requires skills that go beyond farming, including accounting, financial forecasting, risk assessment, personnel management, and organization, to name but a few. Michigan Good Food Fund is a statewide healthy food financing initiative that provides financing and business assistance to food entrepreneurs working to increase access to affordable, healthy food in low-income and underserved communities in Michigan. This includes the range of businesses
that grow, process, distribute, and sell healthy food that reaches those who need it most. Since its 2015 launch, it has invested more than $12.8 million in financing and business assistance reaching 300+ businesses, which in turn have created or retained 600+ jobs across the state and food value chain. But partners like the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems know this is just the beginning. “We’re always on the lookout for Michigan-based food businesses that are making a positive change
➡ Above: With help from the Michigan Good Food Fund, Vicki and Tom Zilke expanded their farm produce to ready-to-eat meals..
Summer 2019 — Partners
Check out our 2019 summer edition of Partners. For more information, visit our website at www.greenstonefcs.com