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October 18th Chefs in the Garden is SOLD OUT

We've got the menu and Chef Brandon Johns of Grange Kitchen & Bar and Sweet Heather Anne's desserts are going to make this an unforgettable event! This event is sponsored by Whole Foods and you'll enjoy music courtesy of WEMU, as you stroll and take in the beauty of our urban farm in October. This popular event is SOLD OUT. For volunteer slots, or to see if there are any cancellations, please call 734-786-8401.

Chicken sausage with plums, goat cheese
Smoked whitefish cakes, pickled garlic scape tarter sauce
Late summer ratatouille with fresh basil
Roasted spiced pork belly, bratwurst, roasted squash, braised fall greens
Mexican spiced chocolate cake
Assorted seasonal french macarons
Sea salted chocolate-chip cookies

See you in the garden!

Join GH for Good Food and Good People

Happy October!
It's that beautiful harvest season time of year, when the best flavors of fall meet the last hurrah of tender summer produce. Trees are bright with color and there's everything from squash and apples, to hardy greens and fresh herbs. It's the perfect time to gather around good food and celebrate!

At Growing Hope, we're ready to share some of that goodness with YOU. This month, there are so many ways to connect with Growing Hope and our friends in the community!

On Thursday, October 15th from 5:30-7:30pm, join us for our fun and informative Cooking The Harvest Workshop. We'll show you some delicious ways to cook up the best that the season has to offer! Cost is just $10 (register online, or bring cash or check to the workshop) Registration: Questions? Call 734-786-8401 or email

Then on Sunday, October 18th from 4-7pm, we'll be hosting our final Chefs in the Garden fundraising dinner event of 2015. Chef Brandon Johns of Grange Kitchen & Bar and Sweet Heather Anne will be wowing our guests with the most amazing dinner and exquisite desserts! This event is proudly sponsored by Whole Foods and tickets are advance purchase only! There's just a few left, so get yours TODAY.

Want to take home the freshest fall produce, local food, and fun crafts? Be sure to come visit us at our Farmers Markets! Outdoor market season runs through the end of October, and there's still tons of great things to eat. Come for the produce, stay for the smiling faces of your friends, neighbors, and our friendly vendors.

See you soon!

Tour de Fresh Rides Again!

Growing Hope's 7th Tour de Fresh garden bike tour is quickly approaching. The ride is scheduled for September 8th, from 5pm until 8pm, leaving from the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace (16 S. Washington St, Ypsilanti). 

GROWING HOPE  |  922 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI  48197 | P.O. Box 980129, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 | Phone: 734-786-8401 |