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
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[...]