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  • MICHIGAN PRODUCE TAKES CENTER STAGE

  • SMALL AND LARGE FARMS REPORT GROWING BUSINESS

  • FRESH LOCAL FOOD ENCOURAGES KIDS TO TRY NEW FOODS

  • EXPANDS MARKETS FOR LOCAL FOOD BUSINESSES

  • INTRODUCES NEW FOODS TO SCHOOLCHILDREN

  • FARMERS GROWING NEW MARKETS

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10 Cents A Meal for School Kids & Farms is a state pilot program that provides schools with up to 10 cents per meal in match funding to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes. 


 

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Following the successful 2016-2017 pilot school year, the state of Michigan grew the program from $250,000 to $375,000 and opened up the opportunity to schools in an additional region. Schools in Michigan Prosperity Regions 2, 4 and 9 are now receiving funding. Is your county included? Check it out here.

Learn the impact of the first program year, supporting the health of 48,000 students and the busiess of 86 farmers! Click here to download the report

"With this bill, Michigan joins just a handful of states that have taken this great step forward, demonstrating its role as a national leader in this work."- Helen Dombalis, Programs Director, National Farm to School Network