Local agriculture is increasingly appreciated not just for tasty food but also for community health -and what’s good for our health can also be good for business.
A whopping 68 percent of residents of the five-county Traverse City region are overweight. The good news is that doctors, public health experts, and employers are teaming up with small farmers and getting creative.
A conference slated for January 29, 2016 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa aims to build valuable connections between locally grown foods and wellness in schools, the healthcare sector, the workplace, and the broader community.
The U.S. Senate passed a historic Farm Bill Thursday, paving the way for an important fight in the House to preserve measures for conservation, local food economies, and healthy food for families and school children.