September 14, 2006 has been named the 2nd annual “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” Select Michigan Day. The resolution, introduced by Rep. David Farhat, was passed in the Michigan House of Representatives on March 31, 2006 to encourage Michigan consumers to choose local food in their communities. Michigan Food & Farming Systems – MIFFS and the Michigan Department of Agriculture are sponsors for the day and have worked together to sponsor and promote several local food initiatives in the past.
Micgigan Food Farming Systems – MIFFS is a statewide, non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve Michigan’s triple bottom line: our economy, our environment & the social well-being of our communities through Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives.
They are a recognized leader and resource to establish and develop more sustainable productive food systems for Michigan. They nurture successful partnerships between farmers and communities resulting in more profitable, environmentally friendly food systems.
Their purpose is to advance and sustain food and farming in which agricultural productivity, environmental stewardship and profitability reinforce each other for the benefit of Michigan’s rural and urban communities.
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