Food Justice

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.
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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 and Thursday mornings – take extra produce there!

Need a spot to garden?

Come join our Collaborative Garden at 762 North next spring. 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 (gatherings on hiatus due to COVID). Here are the 2022 Garden Guidelines and plot application (printable version here). Please continue to take whatever precautions are important to ensure your own comfort and safety while gardening, including wearing a mask. View CDC instructions for DIY options 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?

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