Michigan Farmers Market Association http://michiganradio.org en Ypsilanti family finds happiness in living off the land http://michiganradio.org/post/ypsilanti-family-finds-happiness-living-land <p>Meet the Gold family. They're modern day homesteaders.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their goal is to live as self-sufficiently as possible on their three-acre farm in </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. (They often say they use yesterday's knowledge combined with today's technology.)</span></p><p>Two years ago they started the <a href="http://www.mifolkschool.com/">Michigan Folk School. </a>The school promotes traditional folk arts and the preservation of forest and farmland.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Kyle Norris 15758 at http://michiganradio.org Ypsilanti family finds happiness in living off the land Michigan's farmers' markets take a step toward adding wine sales http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-farmers-markets-take-step-toward-adding-wine-sales <p>You could soon be able to pick up a bottle of wine at your local farmers' market.</p><p></p><p>Tomorrow, the state House Regulatory committee will discuss legislation that would allow wine sampling and sales at farmers’ markets. The bills (SB 79 and SB 279) have already passed the state Senate.</p><p></p><p>Donna McClurkan is with the Michigan Farmers Markets Association. She says it’s a way to support another part of Michigan's agricultural industry.</p><p></p><p>“We see it as a potential growth opportunity for aspiring small wineries,” says McClurkan.</p><p></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:05:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 12651 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's farmers' markets take a step toward adding wine sales More people using Bridge Cards at farmers markets http://michiganradio.org/post/more-people-using-bridge-cards-farmers-markets <p>So, we're still here in it.</p><p>Stuck in the middle of winter and its hard to think about putting on flip-flops, sunglasses, and heading out for fresh, summer veggies from the farmers market.<br><br>But, it seems more and more people are going to farmers markets throughout the year, and paying for their purchases with Bridge cards.</p><p>Numbers are out from last year and they show the use of Bridge Cards at farmers markets around the state went up by 42 % in 2012.</p><p>Amanda Shreve joined us today. She's the Food Assistance Partnership Coordinator with the Michigan Farmers Market Association. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:08:09 +0000 Stateside Staff 11540 at http://michiganradio.org More people using Bridge Cards at farmers markets National Farmers Market Week http://michiganradio.org/post/national-farmers-market-week <p><a href="http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/membership/fm-week-press-release-template">This is national farmers market week</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; The number of farmers markets in Michigan has grown tremendously during the past decade, from 90 in 2001 to more than 250 today.&nbsp;</p><p>Dru Montri&nbsp;is the director of the <a href="http://www.mifma.org/home/">Michigan Farmers Market Association</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; She says farmers markets have grown to meet consumer demand.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 07 Aug 2011 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 3636 at http://michiganradio.org National Farmers Market Week