For nearly 20 years Groundwork has worked to build the local food economy. This work is based on the understanding that local food is nutritionally dense and best for health, increases local farm incomes, and helps the environment by keeping farmland secure and safe from development. Food system work is a team sport, and we work extensively with partners within the farming community in these endeavors.
TASTE THE LOCAL DIFFERENCE
Conceived and incubated as a Groundwork marketing project and has turned into an ever-growing standalone company. Taste the Local Difference educates consumers about the value of local food, and supports food and farming entrepreneurs in building successful, well-connected, and thoughtful businesses. Learn more about the company here.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
Farmer Support News
I joined the staff here at Groundwork in November 2022 and became a team member on the Food and Farming team. I currently work on the 10 Cents a Meal Program, and also come to Groundwork with experience as an urban farmer in my base of Detroit. Because of this, I...
Today, as part of our monthly series of interviews with members of Groundwork's Corporate and Community Partnership Program, we check in with Cherry Republic founder Bob Sutherland and Vice-President of Climate and Community Impact Sara Harding. Bob's ties...
Groundwork to Help Build Resilient Local Food Distribution Networks and Market Opportunities in 16 West Michigan Counties
Traverse City/Petoskey – Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities is pleased to announce it has received a multi-year grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to expand the resilience and scale of the local food economy in western Michigan. For more...