Food-business resources

Local food and where to find it in Western Washtenaw County

  • Chelsea Farmers Market – seasonal, Saturdays
  • Bushel Basket Market – seasonal, Wednesdays
  • New Chelsea Market
  • Polly’s Country Market
  • Busch’s
  • Harvest Kitchen – prepared local foods CSA
  • Locavorious – frozen local foods CSA
  • Realtime Farms – put in your zip code and locate farms, markets, restaurants & more
  • Local Harvest – provides information similar to Realtime Farms
  • Edible WOW – an online and in print magazine reporting on the local food scene in SE Michigan – primarily Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties (that’s where the WOW comes from)

Michigan Harvest Time info

  • Michigan Harvest Calendar – looking for typical harvest times for Michigan fruits and vegetables?  Try this site from

Preserving and Canning

Tips for eating better

Family food safety

Food systems & policy

  • Fair Food Network – A non-profit dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system; maintains a list of organizations doing related work
  • Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP) – a nonprofit for vibrant and sustainable food economies in communities across southeast Michigan.
  • Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? – food for thought in this New York Times article
  • Raj Patel’s blog – Author of “Stuffed & Starved” and “The Value of Nothing”; comments and links on agricultural policy and world-wide food issues


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