WORKSHOPS FOR FARMERS & FOOD BUSINESSES

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 online workshop with us, our spring workshops are listed on our calendar!  

Growing Hope partnered with 7 Cylinders Studio to produce a short film about our workshops 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

Apr
6
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Commercial Foo... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Commercial Foo... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Commercial Food Business Licensing @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Join Jae Gerhart from Michigan State University’s Product Center to learn all about the licensing required to run a commercial food business in Michigan. Starting with an over of which businesses require what type of[...]
Apr
13
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Cottage Food L... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Cottage Food L... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Cottage Food Law 101 @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
In the state of Michigan, you can make many products at home and legally sell them at a farmers market, such as jams, pies or dried herbs. Understand what you can legally make and sell[...]
Apr
20
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Make More at M... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Make More at M... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Make More at Market @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Join Erika Tebbens, Business Strategist and Coach with over 15 years experience running successful businesses, including a highly-profitable farm, to learn how to sell more at market each week. This class will focus on: improving[...]