The 2014 Michigan Good Food Summit

The Third Michigan Good Food Summit Returns to Lansing!

(East Lansing, MI)   The third Michigan Good Food Summit will be returning to the Lansing Center on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014  Hosted by the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, the Summit will build on the momentum and success around the Michigan Good Food Charter. The six-goal charter is roadmap for a food system rooted in local communities and centered on good food, food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable. More than 600 organizations and individuals have signed a resolution of support for the charter.

Registration is $40 including an evening reception and film October 27th and $30 for October 28th only.  Registration is now open at:  You can also find information on lodging, transportation, and exhibitor opportunities at the registration link.

Who attends the Summit? Anyone who wants to develop a good food system in Michigan and work with others to further the Michigan Good Food Charter.

What is the goal?  Consumers, growers, buyers, advocates, educators, policymakers and others learning from each other and growing Michigan’s collective capacity to implement and track progress toward good food.

A reception and film will precede the Summit on the late afternoon of October 27th at the Lansing Center.  The Summit itself begins at 9:00 a.m. on the 28th, with a keynote conversation on Growing and Buying Good Food, featuring Detroit Public Schools’ food service director, Betti Wiggins and farmer/community organizer, Barbara Norman.  Two sets of interactive workshops will be held during the day and the closing keynote will feature Dr. Oran Hesterman, president and CEO of the Fair Food Network.

For more information, including how to become a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Kathryn Colasanti or Diane Drago at