GEM is a food hub program of the Eastern Market Partnership. Founded in 2016, we service restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses in Southeast Michigan with a fresh selection of local produce. Our goal is to increase access to local produce by creating market channels from Michigan's unique farmers and producers to Metro-Detroit food businesses
We source our food from over 20 farms in Southeast Michigan. Purchasing from these small farms supports the local food economy, while allowing you to list local Michigan produce on your menus year-round.
Because we work with small local farms, the availability of our products does vary with the season (and sometimes even the weather).
Our farmers care about the food they grow and who it's going to. They often ask who is buying their tomatoes or mushrooms and what they're making with it. Most of them would love to have you out for a visit to the farm as well!