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

Jun
2
Tue
3:00 pm Opening Day Downtown Farmers Market @ Downtown Farmers Market
Opening Day Downtown Farmers Market @ Downtown Farmers Market
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Opening Day Downtown Farmers Market @ Downtown Farmers Market
Join us for the opening day of our outdoor Downtown Farmers Market that runs on Tuesdays 3pm-7pm May through October!
Jun
6
Sat
9:00 am Opening Day Depot Town Farmers M... @ Depot Town Farmers Market
Opening Day Depot Town Farmers M... @ Depot Town Farmers Market
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Opening Day Depot Town Farmers Market @ Depot Town Farmers Market
Join us for the opening day of our Depot Town Farmers Market that runs on Saturdays from 9am-1pm from May through October!

Sow Resiliency in Our Community

A group of long-time Growing Hope supporters pledged $50,000 in matching funds for our Sowing Resiliency Spring Fundraising Campaign. To...

COVID-19: Our Response

Growing Hope is committed to using our urban farm and resources to provide emergency food and support. Please read on for some of the ways...

Hope Sprouts: Spring 2020

Your support allows Growing Hope to educate and inspire youth of all ages around growing and preparing fresh food. Because of you, we...