The Michigan Economic Development Corporation Farm to Food initiative provides resources to communities that expand the scope of farmers markets and capacity of local farmers.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are available to municipalities and non-profit organizations that operate farmers markets in non-entitlement communities. Funding is available to upgrade a market's infrastructure to operate beyond summer. Priority is given to projects that incorporate educational or entrepreneurial activities related to food. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning in June 2013. Contact your CATeam Specialist for more information. These communities used CDBG Farm to Food funding to improve farmers markets: