Grand Traverse Foodshed Alliance

Traverse City’s first “food hub” will act as a shared processing, storage and distribution facility that will help small- to mid-scale farms save money on big-ticket equipment and better meet the region’s growing demand for local foods.

Overseeing the hub and its development is a new nonprofit called the Grand Traverse Foodshed Alliance, formed by a coalition of regional agriculture, food and environmental organizations (including MSU Extension, Michigan Land Use Institute, Oryana Natural Foods Coop, Cherry Capital Foods, and the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, among others).