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:
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.
Read about Our Farm Families