About Us

A Precious Michigan Tradition

At Michigan Farm to Family we are driven by a desire to know where our food comes from, how it was raised, and how it was processed. Our mission is to find local farmers and food artisans who use production methods that are healthy, humane, and sustainable and who often have challenges reaching the local markets that require refrigerated transportation. 

We launched Michigan Farm to Family in 2016 focusing mostly on farms, at the beginning of 2017 we added food artisans to our selection of vendors. Our goal is to connect your family with local, Michigan farmers and food artisans that meet our requirements. We select farms that use agricultural practices that are healthy, sustainable, and humane. Our food artisans use non-GMO, high-quality ingredients and produce their products in small batches, many use hand-crafted methods. We strive to work within 150 miles of our warehouse in Ann Arbor, and we work exclusively with small family farms and food artisans.

We know that when we work with these farmers and food artisans we are keeping the precious tradition of the small family farm and the art of hand-crafted and small-batch processing alive. By purchasing their products, we contribute to and participate in:

  • Supporting the farmers’ and artisans economic livelihood
  • Supporting sound environmental stewardship
  • Supporting humane animal husbandry practices
  • Supporting healthy eating

Our focus is sustainability–of the land, small farms, the local economy, and our own health and that of our families. Happily, every year we see more people starting small farms, and we see existing farmers converting to healthier and more sustainable practices. More and more we see food artisans developing innovative, healthy products, using local, Michigan ingredients.

Buying local is here to stay.


Our Mission

  • To support the sustainability of small local farms and food artisans in our local food system
  • To support sustainable, environmentally friendly, and humane agricultural practices
  • To provide transparency in the food chain so you can know where your food is coming from and how it was raised
  • To support your health and the health of your family by providing real food, locally raised


For Your Family


  • Satisfaction. You know that you are supporting food artisans that use local, healthy ingredients and small-batch processing. You are also supporting small local family farms that use sound and sustainable farming practices
  • Confidence. In this day and age of factory farming and ambiguous labeling, you can be confident that the food you are eating is sustainably produced and you know where it comes from
  • Real food. You know that you are feeding your family wholesome, unadulterated foods that will keep your family healthy
  • Cost advantages. Real food from small local farms and food artisans becomes more affordable because we bypass the retailer and get these foods directly to you. Plus, bundles are available to save you even more

Read about Our Farm Families