Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate, and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals.
Want to learn to grow your own food?
Get started at the links below:
Did you grow too much?
Coit Community Church hosts a food pantry Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons – take extra produce there!
Need a spot to garden?
Come join our Collaborative Garden at 762 North. Neighbors on the east side of the neighborhood have been gathering since 2017 at the vacant lot at 762 North to divide up plots and meet up monthly to do gardening chores together before enjoying a community potluck. Here are the 2023 Garden Guidelines and plot application (printable version here).
Is there a different kind of food you’d like to produce and sell?
Learn more about Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. Non-potentially hazardous foods can be produced in a home kitchen for direct sale to customers.
Where else can you get fresh food nearby?
- Check the Local Resources page for food pantry information.
- Bridge Street Market
- Gordon Food Service
- Family Fare (Leonard)
- New City Neighbors
- Local fruit trees: The map below shows the publicly accessible fruit growing in Belknap Lookout that you can eat! Each plant is labeled on this map along with information about when they tend to ripen. Thanks to Calvin College student Hannah Larsen for this digital resource.