Updates

With the growing rate of food entrepreneurs and new food businesses popping-up across Detroit neighborhoods, owners are looking to develop a sense of community with their colleagues in the food industry. At FoodLab, we believe this interest has developed from a desire to exchange ideas, get...

[We Are FoodLab, a storytelling project] WHERE ELSE COULD ONE FIND SUCH A PERFECT COMBINATION: “I loved the creativity and fun flavors combinations of Detroit Pop Shop. I couldn't wait to see what they could do with our vinegars” Jess McClary and Hildie Haviland

Jess: "I met Hildie very early in her business and right away I loved the concept! Since we pride ourselves on making having a "not quite ordinary" product, I loved their creativity and fun flavors combinations. I couldn't wait to see what they could do with our vinegars....

[We Are FoodLab, a storytelling project] A BRAIN TO PICK, AN EAR TO LISTEN AND A PUSH IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION:  “We get together to discuss what it's like to run a business, train a team and brainstorm ideas for how to do it better.” Deveri Gifford and Lisa Ludwinski

Deveri Gifford: "I have collaborated with Lisa when she shared her kitchen space with us so we could cater a Christmas party, and when she contributed her time, ideas and bakery to our Foodlab council meeting, possibly other times too. The gifts and...

[We Are FoodLab, a storytelling project] DETROIT GROWN & MADE: “We share a common vision to improve our community by using food as a tool to improve health.” Jeff Adams, Callie Bradford and Monique Dooley

Jeff: "I’m thrilled that Artesian Farms will provide locally grown basil, kale and lettuce to Go Smoothies. By growing locally in Detroit, I can provide the freshest, nutrient rich produce for Go! Smoothies.  Honestly speaking, I see Callie as much more than one of my customers...

Ally Highlight: Jeanette Pierce of Detroit Experience Factory

“When we take people around Detroit, we show them examples of successful businesses, creative projects, the untapped potential. We want to inspire them to create their idea, their dream, in Detroit…to utilize the land, restore the buildings, create...

Member Highlight: Jeff Adams of Artesian Farms

When asked why he chose the building on Artesian, Jeff Adams, founder of Artesian Farms, replied: “We wanted to be in the neighborhood where the people who need the food are.”  Jeff sees Artesian Farms not just as a farm that provides fresh produce, but as a way to address...