food economy

Why we need to start talking honestly about the Downtown Market

by (levigardner1)

Submitted 08-18-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market has now been a part of our Downtown neighborhood for two years. Has it lived up to expectations? Does anyone dare to measure what’s working and what’s not? Though its capacity and location still provide it with...

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Build a strong local food economy: How investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

This video tells the story of how we build a stronger local food economy and build community thanks to investments in The Rapidian. In this video, Rapidian reporter Amy Hinman and Fulton Street Farmers Market manager Melissa Harrington create...

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Urban market comes to Heartside

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 02-08-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

With all the publicity surrounding the Fulton Street Farmers Market (FSFM) renovations, it’s easy to overlook the fact that plans to create a $28 million indoor-outdoor urban market in Grand Rapids’ Heartside District have been quietly...

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