Monday, July 20, 2015

We are so grateful and excited for all the enthusiasm and support of YpsiTasty, the local food grub crawl! This event is now completely sold out and no tickets will be available for sale tomorrow. Thanks everyone for your excitement and support of this event. We look forward to seeing you at the crawl!

Huge thanks to all the participating restaurants:
Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery


B-24's Espresso Bar Eats and Entertainment
Bona Sera Cafe
Haab's Restaurant
Harvest Kitchen
Maiz Mexican Cantina Restaurant
Red Rock Downtown Barbecue and Craft Beer
Sidetrack Bar & Grill
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
Tap Room
Ugly Mug
The Wurst Bar
Tower Inn Cafe
Ypsilanti Downtown Farmer's Market
​Ypsilanti Food Co-op

and a very special thanks to the A2Y Chamber and all of our sponsors:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Members of team Growing Hope have been working for months on creating our Ypsilanti Mobile Farm Stand formonths are we're please to have launched our stand three days and locations a week. Check out our days and locations and stop by!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Food and beverage lovers unite. The A2Y Chamber and Growing Hope's "YpsiTasty Grub Crawl" is back for another year of local deliciousness. Presented by the Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau, "YpsiTasty" is sure to be a fantastic event full of food, fun, and friends!

Explore the delightful delicacies Ypsilanti has to offer and discuss amazing, fresh recipes with local restaurants. Tickets are on sale now here

ABC Microbrewery
B-24 Cafe
Bona Sera,
Harvest Kitchen
Red Rock BBQ
Tap Room
Tower Inn
Ugly Mug
Wurst Bar
Ypsi Food Co-op

We hope to see you there! 

Growing Hope
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Join us for the 2015 Chefs in the Garden series where three local chefs will be creating fresh, mouthwatering dishes on Sunday evenings at Growing Hope's beautiful urban farm. Chef Brandon Johns, from Ann Arbor's Grange Kitchen & Bar, will be returning this year with his exquisite seasonal and local recipes for the mid-October event. Chefs for the first two events will be announced upon their confirmation. Proceeds from the events will be used to support Growing Hope's mission of improving lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access.

Tickets are on sale now for the following dates:

Sunday, August 23 - Chef TBA 
Sunday, September 27 - Chef Silvio Medoro, Silvio's Organic and Chef Eve Aronoff, Frita Banditos & eve the restaurant
Sunday, October 18 - Chef Brandon Johns, Grange Kitchen & Bar
Volunteers are also needed for all three events. This is a fun way to connect with Growing Hope and get a great gourmet meal for your work! Email us at for more information. 
We hope to see you there!

Hungry for more information? (Yeah, we made that joke!)

Learn more about these great events here!

Monday, June 22, 2015

We would like to give an enormous thank you to Mary Campbell and her team at Everyday Wines for hosting our 2015 Summer Solstice Wine Tasting! The event was a huge success with the help of the our numerous guests and volunteers. 

Thank you again! 

The Growing Hope Team
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Huge, huge thanks to everyone who gave so generously to our Patronicity campaign! We're so grateful for the amazing outpouring of support that took us not just to our goal of $65,000 but beyond to $86,600! This first phase of our year-long campaign to raise the funding needed to open the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace couldn't have gone better, and we appreciate everyone who gave, supported us, and helped spread the word.

Thanks to your support, as part of our Patronicity campaign we'll be receiving an additional $65,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. We're well on the way to reaching our goal of $400,000 which will get the MarketPlace open and provide Growing Hope with crucial working capital.

Growing Hope is very grateful to Barnes & Barnes for their invaluable contribution to this vision. Their support of this project, and the purchase of the necessary properties is making this all possible!

Special thanks to all of our donors (there are over 280!) and Farmers Market Sponsors including:

St. Joseph Mercy
Ypsilanti DDA
Bank of Ann Arbor
Capstone Tax & Financial
Gene Butman Ford
Ypsilanti CVB
Whole Foods (both Ann Arbor locations)
Ypsilanti Food Co-op
Herbal Solutions
Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse
Ann Arbor Professional Pharmacy
Verizon Wireless - Carpenter Rd. Ypsilanti
Ann Arbor State Bank
Advanced Automotive Services
Feral Foods CSA
Door to Door Organics
AJ Leo Solar & Electric
Buffalo Wild Wings - Ypsilanti


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