SEMPA is a producer cooperative of small/African American Farmers who seek to build their capacity and develop a local food system to supply food insecure areas in the Detroit, MI area. Food systems can also be an integral part of local economics. Knowledge of local food systems in underserved communities is still scarce, so realizing the significance of them in these areas is still nonexistent. Establishing a food hub in a food insecure area to service these areas throughout could have a significant impact on the local economy and promote economic sustainability for these areas. The SEMPA food system development efforts, current activity, and projected outcomes will be discussed.
Community-Led Food Projects