OUR STORY

The Growing Hope Story

In 2003, Growing Hope became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on school garden development throughout Ypsilanti. Since then, we have expanded to strengthen and support the local food system throughout the community and beyond. In 2006, we started the downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market and began managing the Depot Town Farmers Market in 2013. In 2008, we established the Growing Hope Center and Urban Farm where people of all ages could learn to grow their own food. The Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace and Growing Hope Incubator Kitchen were completed in 2018 to better support farmers and food entrepreneurs to participate in the local food system.

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Upcoming Events

May
4
Sat
9:00 am Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Saturd... @ Depot Town Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Saturd... @ Depot Town Ypsilanti
May 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Saturday Market @ Depot Town Ypsilanti
Growing Hope operates two farmers markets in Ypsilanti: The Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Depot Town on Saturdays from 9-1 adjacent the Ypsilanti Freighthouse at 100 Rice St. and the Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Downtown on Tuesdays from[...]
May
7
Tue
3:00 pm Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesda... @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesda... @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesday Market @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Growing Hope operates two farmers markets in Ypsilanti: The Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Downtown on Tuesdays from 3-7 at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace 16 S. Washington and the Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Depot Town on Saturdays from[...]
Oct
19
Sat
9:00 am Ypsilanti Recycling Drop-Off Event @ Depot Town Farmers Market
Ypsilanti Recycling Drop-Off Event @ Depot Town Farmers Market
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ypsilanti Recycling Drop-Off Event @ Depot Town Farmers Market
FREE DROP OFF RECYCLING for the following materials: -Glass -Styrofoam -Asceptic Containers (milk cartons, broth cartons, etc.) All materials must be separated, clean and dry. Drop off bins will be located at the old site[...]

Hope Sprouts: Fall 2019

In November of 2018, Growing Hope began welcoming applicants to our newly constructed and licensed shared-use kitchen, named the Growing...

A Year in Review

Take a look at Growing Hope's highlights from our 2018 Annual Report. 

We are Cultivate’s Summer Quarterly Partner

Visit Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse this summer, and after purchasing a delicious menu item, your tip is donated to Growing Hope. You...