Local Food Meet and Greet
Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP) and FoodLab Detroit are hosting a meet and greet between local growers and food buyers in Southeastern Michigan! We invite you to join us on Wednesday, March 14 at COLORS Restaurant (The Virgil Carr Building, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit, MI 48226) from 4-6pm. This survey will gather information about participants so we can better connect you with relevant markets, resources, and future workshops. We are interested in your questions, thoughts, ideas, and needs as a vital part of our local food system!
Street Address (Business or Personal)
Are you attending the Meet & Greet on March 14?
No - but I would like to attend future events or workshops
What is your role in the food system?
Producer - Farmer
Producer - Gardener
Buyer - Food Entrepreneur
Buyer - Restaurant
Buyer - School Food Service Director
Buyer - Wholesale
Food System Developer
Who do you want to establish relationships with?
We'd like a better idea of what kinds of connections you're looking to make
Food-based Businesses (bakeries, value-added products, resale food products)
Food Service Directors (institutions, schools)
Please tell us what you are interested in sourcing or selling locally?
If you;re looking for something more specific, please let us know in the "Other' box
Organic (In practice)
GAP (Good Agricultural Practice USDA program, Certified)
Processing Capabilities (Minimally processed, washed, packaged)
What resources would make it easier to source or sell locally?
Your feedback will help us develop focused workshops to support grower-buyer relationships
Contracts (formal agreements with growers, potentially pre-season)
Packaging (at different scales, for sale to buyer, for purchase from growers)
GAP (Good Agricultural Practice Certification, USDA program)
Marketing (to produce buyers, to end consumers, 3rd party websites, personal/business website development)
Support for local sourcing logistics (Simple excel spreadsheets, online sourcing and supply management platforms, etc.)
Aggregate buying or selling (distributors, food hubs, cooperatives)
Information on food buyer demand and pricing
Develop sources/markets for new/specialty produce directly with growers/buyers
More information on seasonality, supply, and cost of local products
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Your feedback directly improves our efforts in the local food system
Would you like to be added to the SE Michigan Sourcing Group?
An online forum for conversations, questions, and idea-sharing for local food buyers and growers
Yes - Use the above email address
Yes - Use this email (write in "Other" box)
No - I may join at a future time
No - I would not like to join
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