BUILDING BLOCKS FOR THE LOCAL FOOD ENTREPRENEUR

Growing Hope partners with local experts to provide free educational trainings for food entrepreneurs and farmers looking to start or scale up their food businesses. These trainings build skills and knowledge around concepts such as business planning, cottage food laws, labeling laws, marketing, food safety, and selling at a farmers market or for retail. 

Growing Hope partnered with 7 Cylinders Studio to produce a short film about our Buildings Blocks programs and the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets. The film features Alex Ball, farmer of Old City Acres who shared his experience in this short video. Check it out!

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[...]
Sep
15
Sun
5:00 pm Chefs in the Garden 1 of 3 @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Chefs in the Garden 1 of 3 @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chefs in the Garden 1 of 3 @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Come experience the magic of our urban farm while enjoying a meal specially prepared for you on site by a guest chef. This three part dinner series features well known local culinary talent and benefits[...]