Creating a Local Food System

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Cary Junior, general manager of SEMPA, a rural farmer cooperative for farmers of color, is creating a local food system to get good food into food insecure areas in Detroit. They are creating jobs, supporting farmers, creating a connection with young urban farmers and rural farmers between Detroit and Ann Arbor. These two equations are fundamental to their work, 1. “cooperative production + food hub + markets = local food system” and 2. “sustainable agriculture + local food systems + nutrition education = food sovereignty”. What is the food economy in your neighborhood?

  • Cary Junior

    Founder and General Manager Southeast Michigan Producers Association

    Mr. Junior is a Founder and General Manager of SouthEast Michigan Producers Association, or SEMPA. The organization was established to assist small rural African American/Underserved … Read More