Local Food Partners

The Henry Ford’s vast collections do more than set the stage for stories of how we have cultivated the land and brought food to table: They give us the perspective and passion to carry those stories forward. Bringing the best of yesterday to today, we are seeking out and nurturing new sources for the foods and ingredients we offer, including local and sustainable sources wherever possible.

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In doing so, we’re at the forefront among institutions of our kind. As part of our high-profile Local Roots initiative, we are rapidly closing on our goal of using 80 percent locally sourced products in the food we prepare. This offering includes fresh herbs we grow within the grounds of The Henry Ford.

Local Roots is about good public policy as well as good food: It represents our commitment to local farmers, food producers and distributors—and our recognition that we all have a role to play together in creating a healthy, sustainable local economy.

At a time when America is looking for new answers to growing food challenges, we’re more than showcasing “past forward” solutions that offer new promise. We’re serving them up.


Corridor Sausage
Dearborn Sausage
Eat Local Eat Natural Distributors
Ernst Farm
Fairway Packing Co.
Northern Lakes Seafood and Meats
Sy Ginsberg 


Artesian Farms
Gass Centennial Farms
Goetz Farm
Todosciuk Farms and Greenhouses

Dry Goods / Grocery

Barlows Gourmet Products Inc.
Bettermade Chips
Chef Source
Chestnut Growers Inc.
Clancy's Fancy, LLC
Earthy Delights
Export Ope's LLC
Garden Fresh Salsa
Grand Rapids Popcorn
Grazing Fields Cooperative
Kettle Corn of Michigan
Koeze Nut Co.
Mamma Mucci Pasta
McClure's Pickles
Michigan Green Safe Products
Mindo Chocolate Makers
Shernni's Candies
Slow Jams
The Brinery
Westwind Milling Co.

Beverages / Dairy

Absopure Water
Becharas Brothers Coffee
C.F. Burger Creamery
Chartreuse Tea
Eat Local Eat Natural Distributors
Great Lakes Tea & Spice
Guernsey Dairy
Mountain Town Brewing
North Peak Brewing
Northwoods Soda
Rusted Crow Spirits
Two James Distillery

Baked Goods

Achatz Pies
ASB Distributors
Flatout Inc.
Hungarian Strudel Shop
Imerman Cake Co.
M.C. Products

Associations & Programs

Culinary Tourism Association
Dearborn Farmer's & Artisan Market
Detroit Eastern Market
Farmington Farmers Market
Feed the Need (Detroit Area Chefs)
Forgotten Harvest
Heart 2 Hart Detroit
Historic Farmers Market of Lapeer
Let's Move Museums & Gardens
MCCA, Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association
Michigan Farm to Institution Network
Oakwood Health Care Systems
The Old Winery Farmers Market