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

Sep
30
Wed
10:00 am Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
On September 23rd & October 7th from 5-7pm and September 30th & October 14th from 10-12pm we are opening our farm for a fun, interactive visit for families in the Ypsi area. Take learning outside![...]
Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town opens June 20th! The Saturday market will be the only open air Ypsi Market in 2020. The Tuesday market will remain online only until further notice. More info[...]
Oct
6
Tue
all-day Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to... @ Virtual Event
Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to... @ Virtual Event
Oct 6 – Oct 13 all-day
Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope @ Virtual Event
In order to fundraise as safely as possible this fall, we are holding an online auction from October 6 to October 13. Bountiful Harvest, an Auction to Benefit Growing Hope, will offer exciting food, farming, restaurant,[...]