Welcome to the Washtenaw Food Hub website – we’re glad you found us!
We are growing a healthy local food ecosystem by developing facilities and services to help co-located food and farm businesses thrive at our 16 acre site just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan. At our Food Hub, we are creating a community of triple bottom businesses, and a model for regional sustainability and self-sufficiency. We’re doing this with small scale local food processing in our 3 commercial kitchens, and with local food storage, distribution, retail and wholesale. We are also demonstrating the value of closed loop energy systems with geothermal lines installed (a heat pump) for heating and cooling, and a 164,000 watt solar array. We are planning for education and research on sustainable agriculture and agro-ecology principles in the near future. We are seeking strong community engagement around food and our food system – keep up with our progress and events by liking us on Facebook.
Organized by successful organic growers, along with food service, project management and real estate professionals, we are developing the Washtenaw Food Hub and restoring a historic farm to serve public and institutional demand for local food and to strengthen and catalyze farm and food businesses.
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The Washtenaw Food Hub is grateful to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for our award of $200,000 from the 2012 Regional Food Systems Grant program.