Featured Foods

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak makes use of Cultivate Michigan decals & other signage to highlight Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods on the menu! Photo Source: MSU Center for Regional Food Systems.

Each year, Cultivate Michigan will feature four foods available seasonally. By highlighting these foods, we hope to increase demand for them and, in the long run, institutions' access to them.

On each featured food page, you can find:

  • A purchasing guide to help make it easier for institutions to find, buy and use the foods. From these guides, institutions can learn how to purchase from distributors or directly from farmers, and find recipes that have been tested and perfected by food service members.
  • Marketing materials you can use to promote Cultivate Michigan's featured foods and share the results of your efforts with staff members, eaters and communities.

You will be able to track your local purchases of these featured foods through the Cultivate Michigan Dashboard as we work towards reaching the 20% by 2020 Michigan foods in all institutions by 2020. 

Choose a season below to get started:

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Cultivate Michigan Marketing Materials

Promote Michigan products by using these marketing materials in your institution's cafeteria or on your menus: 

Visit the season pages listed above and choose a specific product page for the purchasing guide, marketing materials and recipes related to each promoted product.

Submit a Recipe!

Submit your favorite institutional scale recipes highlighting Cultivate Michigan Featured Foods. Recipes selected for inclusion in our product guides or social media posts will include the institution that submitted them and can be a great way to show off your farm to institution efforts! 

Click here to submit your favorite recipes!