Food Sovereignty is life.

Zoo City Farm and Food Network = infrastructure for neighborhood-centered food systems led by the people.

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Our conscious participation in the food system is essential to our survival.

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NEIGHBORHOOD FARM SITES

Provide fresh, healthy produce through our neighborhood-based farm sites in Kalamazoo’s Edison Neighborhood.

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Farmer's market supply chain

Aggregate agricultural commodities from micro-businesses for the Zoo City Food Box.

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Food policy council

Our members create systemic change with our local food policy council Working Groups.

Grow with us

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Grower

As a grower, sell to our supply chain, rent space at our farm sites or participate in our worker-owned cooperative coming in 2023.

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Conscious Consumer

Stay informed about how to access quality food for your family and expand your knowledgebase on how food impacts all aspects of our lives

membership levels

Annual Membership Fee: $100

Community Engagement Opportunities:

  • Create systemic change through our Working Groups 
  • Volunteer for our Community Build Days, workshops and events
  • Take care of our local urban farms.

Membership Benefits:

  • Early registration for courses, workshops and events
  • Discounts for Zoo City merch and retail items
  • Discounts and promotions for local businesses under our network
  • Get to know your local farmers and food producers personally
  • Have regular access to fresh and healthy food.
  • Enjoy being a part of a vast community of people who are passionate about providing good, healthy food for everyone.

Click here to complete an application!

Annual Membership Fee: $275

 

Community Engagement Opportunities:

  • Create systemic change through our Working Groups 
  • Volunteer for our Community Build Days, workshops and events.
  • Take care of our local urban farms.
  • Provide your produce or value-added products for our Membership Drives, Community Build Days and other large events.

Membership Benefits:

  • Early registration for ZC training programs.
  • Discounts for ZC merch and retail items.
  • Access to our Farmers' Market Stall.
  • Your business’ products included in our aggregated produce food boxes.
  • Expand your business' reach through connection to our network.
  • Join a vast community of people who want good, healthy food for everyone.

Click here to complete an application!

Annual Membership Fee: $500

Community Engagement Opportunities:

  • Create systemic change through our Working Groups 
  • Volunteer for our Community Build Days, workshops and events.
  • Provide your produce or value-added products for our Membership Drives, Community Build Days and other large events.
  • Lead workshops centered around you or your group’s area of expertise.
  • Partner with local organizations and institutions to take action on new community programs developed within our network.

Membership Benefits:

  • Early registration and discounts for ZC training programs.
  • Discounts for ZC merch and retail items.
  • Ability to rent our neighborhood farm sites for your business or organization.
  • Market stall access / food box vendor spot.
  • Expand your business' reach through connection to our network.
  • Join a vast community of people who want good, healthy food for everyone.

 

EMAIL [email protected] TO BECOME A LAND RENTAL AND MARKET ACCESS MEMBER.

Annual Membership Fee: $850

Community Engagement Opportunities:

  • Create systemic change through our Working Groups 
  • Volunteer for our Community Build Days, workshops and events.
  • Provide your produce or value-added products for our Membership Drives, Community Build Days and other large events.
  • Take care of our urban farms by providing consistent maintenance and plant care.
  • Lead workshops centered around you or your group’s area of expertise.
  • Partner with local organizations and institutions to take action on new community programs developed within our network.

Membership Benefits:

  • Early registration and discounts for ZC training programs.
  • Discounts for ZC merch and retail items.
  • Join a vast community of people who want good, healthy food for everyone.

 

 

EMAIL [email protected] TO BECOME A WORKER OWNED COOPERATIVE MEMBER.

Annual Membership Fee: $15,000

Community Engagement Opportunities:

  • Create systemic change through our Working Groups 
  • Provide volunteers for our Community Build Days, workshops and events.
  • Supply resources for our Membership Drives, Community Build Days and other large events.
  • Supply resources and tools for our local urban farms.
  • Lead workshops centered around you or your group’s area of expertise.
  • Partner with other local organizations and institutions to take action on new community programs developed within our network.
  • Market Zoo City Farm and Food Network to your partners and general client or customer base.

Membership Benefits:

  • Ability to rent our facilities for your organization's use.
  • Collaborate with our admin team to create programming that applies to our aligned mission and values.
  • Join a vast community of people who want good, healthy food for everyone.

 

 

EMAIL [email protected] TO BECOME A INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER.

Annual Membership Fee: $125,000 + 3 year commitment

Community Engagement Opportunities:

  • Create systemic change through our Working Groups 
    • Land Stewardship
    • Intuitive Economies and Disruptive Money Systems
    • Diaspora Women of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    • Policy Review [Food, Water, Air and Soil]
    • Emergent Organizing Coalition
  • Provide volunteers for our Community Build Days, workshops and events.
  • Supply resources and assist us in obtaining venues for our Membership Drives, Community Build Days and other large events.
  • Supply resources, tools for our local urban farms.
  • Lead workshops centered around you or your group’s area of expertise.
  • Partner with other local organizations and institutions to take action on new community programs developed within our network.
  • Market Zoo City Farm and Food Network to your partners and general client or customer base.

Membership Benefits:

  • Ability to rent our facilities for your organization's use.
  • Participate in creating innovative systems designed to combat hunger, food insecurity, barriers to land acquisition, and other areas of disparity in Kalamazoo.
  • Collaborate with our admin team to create programming that applies to our aligned mission and values.
  • Work directly with our admin team to develop new systems under our network.
  • Create community and regional policy change through partnership.
  • Join a vast community of people who want good, healthy food for everyone.

 

 

EMAIL [email protected] TO BECOME A THEORY OF CHANGE MEMBER.

Food sovereignty is necessary

When we all participate, we all are accounted for.