- Published on Sunday, 21 April 2013 15:06
- Rapid Market Assessment - counting customers, customer surveys - first market day of each month
- Spring Salsas and Sauces Demo- 6/5 & 6/8 - Would be good to have a few volunteers to be on hand to assist!
- Budget Market Meals- Chelsea Community Kitchen - 7/24 & 7/27 - A few volunteers to pass out recipes, samples, etc.
- Cooking with Kids Day - Chelsea Community Hospital Health Improvement Department - 8/14 & 8/17 - A few volunteers to pass out recipes, samples, as well as give out a market scavenger hunt for youth etc.
- Market Setup Volunteer: Set up support (signage, setting up tents, putting up barricades) would be helpful
- Market Basket Giveaway Coordinator: 3rd Saturday of every month
- Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013 17:49
Eastern Market Farm Stand
Fresh Food Fellow Description
Eastern Market Corporation (EMC), the 501(c)(3) non-profit management and development organization of Detroit Eastern Market, operates seasonal farm stands at various locations in order to improve fresh food access in the City of Detroit and beyond. Eastern Market Farm Stands sell produce at small farmers markets, community, corporate, and healthcare sites. In the 2013 Season the Farm Stand Fellows will serve as healthy ambassadors to over 18 weekly partner locations from mid-June through October, while simultaneously learning about the challenges and opportunities of
building a sustainable regional food system.
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Art & Design 300.012, 3 credits
This course explores a wide variety of contemporary and historic food systems at several scales including conventional, organic, and permaculture. Weekly site visits include trips to a dairy farm, a beef operation, a small permaculture farm, a CSA, a farmers market, a community farm in Detroit, the MSU student farm, and a slaughterhouse. Students will read and present work from a range of contemporary farm / food literature and will work on completing a series of original designs. Early designs will be on assigned topics and a final design project is self-directed. Graduate students and non-A&D students will need overrides to register. Enrollment is limited to 25 students.
Topics: Open to a full array of upstream to downstream topics
- Soil Science
- Water and nutrient cycles
- Organic Ag
- Conventional Ag
- Michigan Ag
- Student / Campus Ag
- Urban Ag
- Food Justice
- Develop a working definition of Sustainable Food
- Deepen your knowledge of a particular aspect of Food Systems
- Develop a research process focused on site evaluation and critical reflection
- Enhance and embrace your creative process
- Develop a focused design process