Lansing Roots

New This Year – Fully Subsidized CSA Subscriptions!

 

This year, Lansing Roots is proud to be partnering with the Michigan Environmental Council on a State of Michigan Health Endowment Fund Grant that will provide fully subsidized weekly CSA vegetable boxes to mid-Michigan families. This program is intended to improve the health and wellness by giving low-income families no-cost weekly access to a box of fresh fruit and vegetables.

To qualify for the subsidized CSA, you must answer YES to each of these questions:

  • Do you receive help from Food Assistance Programs, such as SNAP, EBT, or WIC?
  • Does your household include at least 1 child under the age of 18?
  • Do you agree to participate in pre- and post-season surveys (online or in person) regarding your involvement in this program?

 

Lansing Roots is a program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank

(GLFB), designed to help beginning farmers from the greater Lansing area begin successful farming enterprises through an incubator farm setting. The GLFB has been supporting home and community gardens for over thirty years through the Garden Project and Lansing Roots serves as a complement to the on-going support for community gardens by encouraging successful gardeners and interested entrepreneurs to develop farm enterprises. Our 10+ acre farm is designed to host farm businesses for 2-5 years while they grow and develop.

Lansing Roots focuses on limited-resource and historically under-served populations; primarily refugee, immigrant, low-income, minority, and women farmers.

Lansing Roots reduces barriers to farmers by providing land and infrastructure, farm resources, trainings, Demonstration Farm Plot, and a marketing collective that includes business planning and development and sales opportunities.

See below for farm address and map! 

Contact Program Manager Ben Sommers for more information.

Office Location:

919 Filley St, Lansing MI, 48906

Farm Location:

1084 S. Hagadorn Rd, Mason, MI 48854