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Local Food Partners
Food lives at the heart of more than 300 years of our shared experience as Americans, and The Henry Ford enriches that experience in bold and inspired ways. From dishes and dining that evoke diverse times and places to products that bring time-honored traditions to new generations, we strive to be a point of reference for the regions, communities, people and practices that comprise America’s rich and continually changing food ways.
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.
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
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 Sanders 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 Faygo Great Lakes Tea & Spice Guernsey Dairy Mountain Town Brewing North Peak Brewing Northwoods Soda Rusted Crow Spirits Two James Distillery Zingerman’s
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