A food shed is the geographical distance that food travels from where it was grown to the table. This can encompass the farm, garden, greenhouse, processing plants, distribution centers, restaurants, retail stores, and famers markets.
Knowing the span of a food shed can help make more sustainable and environmentally sound decisions when purchasing food. Typically, a local food system aims to have a 100-mile radius in order to reduce energy consumption and pollution, while promoting the local economy.
Local Food Resources
Farmer’s Marketer’s CSA Guide: http://www.thefarmersmarketer.com/farmers-marketers-csa-guide/
Find a CSA in Michigan http://www.csafarms.org/
Find a Farmers’ Market in Michigan http://www.mifma.org/find-a-farmers-market/
Check out the local food scene in southeast Michigan: http://www.ediblecommunities.com/wow/