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. 

If you are interested in taking a free Building Blocks workshop with us, our fall workshops are listed on our calendar!  

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
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[...]
Dec
17
Tue
3:00 pm Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
#shoplocal this Holiday season! Join us at the indoor market on December 17th to stock up on local foods and gifts (local food makes great gifts!) This will be the last market until January 14th,[...]
Jan
14
Tue
3:00 pm Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Free Clothing swap at the indoor farmers market! Start the new year by cleaning out your closet and picking up a new look. Bring what you can and take what you need. Leftover clothing will[...]