Growing Justice

The Michigan Fair Food Project is a partnership between Migrant Legal Aid, food producers, retailers, and employers for fair and ethical treatment of farmworkers. The partnership allows for active dispute resolution between everyone involved and timely resolution of emergent issues. As a signer of our pledge, we give you the right to use the Fair Foods Seal on your produce to show the public you are actively involved in the rights of these workers and interested in social justice.

Benefits of the Fair Food Project

  • Avoids Exploitation in the Food Supply Chain
  •  Allows Voluntary Correction and 
  • Resolution of Disputes 
  • Protects From Unfair Competition
  • Prevents Loss of Crops During Labor Disputes
  • Helps Avoids Boycotts and Litigation

Prominent Members

  • Lappkins Food Corners – Stanton, Lakeview, Newaygo, Spring Lake, Howard City and Belding, MI
  • Hollywood Markets – Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Toy, Bloomfield Hill, Utica, Rochester and Laek Orion, MI
  • Tom’s Food Market – Interlochen, Traverse City, Northport and Williamsburg, MI
  • Family Foods – Harper Woods, Wayne, Detroit, Melvindale, Flint, MI
  • L&F Foods Inc. (Middleville Marketplace) – Middleville, MI
  • Village Market – Central Lake, Rapid City and Elk Rapids, MI
  • Heartland Markets – Farmington Hills and Westland, MI
  • Carrocos – Farwell, MI
  • Deerings – Empire, MI
  • Genes Family Market – Grant, MI
  • Dublin General Store – Wellston, MI
  • Fates Foods – Remus, MI
  • Leland Mercantile – Leland, MI
  • Anderson’s Market – Glen Arbor, MI 
  • Northland – Kalkaska and Kingsley, MI
  • Saturn Foods – Detroit and Dearborn, MI
  • Indian Village – Detroit, MI
  • Tom’s – Portland and Okemos, MI
  • Market Fresh – Lansing, MI
  • 7 Mile Foods – Detroit, MI
  • Ryan’s – Detroit and Pontiac, MI
  • Fresh Choice – Eastpointe, MI
  • Schott’s – Fraser, MI
  • Franks – Chesaning and St. Charles, MI
  • Food Town – Temperance, MI
  • University Foods – Detroit, MI
  • Blissfiled Borchardt Brothers – Blissfield, MI
  • Onsted Borchardt Market – Onsted, MI
  • Morenci Borchardt Brothers Market – Morenci, MI
  • Bueches – Ortonville and Flushing, MI
  • Carl’s – Nashville, Lake Odessa, Dimondale and Perry, MI
  • Tanuta’s – Waterford, MI
  • Vinckier Foods
  • Bryan’ s Market
  • Family Fare Supermarkets
  • Eight Mile Foodland
  • Jeff’s Marketplace
  • Pat’s Food Center
  • Neimands Family Market

For Migrants

The Fair Food Project program for migrants includes community meetings, outreach to camps, education sessions, immigration assistance referrals, and assistance for individuals with Limited English Proficiency.

For Producers

The Fair Food Project will teach producers how to attract and maintain good workers, how changing laws affect employers, updated I-9 procedures and how to follow them, how to hire without discrimination, techniques to ensure fair food practices, and understanding your rights in interactions with law enforcement, immigration audits, and “Courtesy Alerts” of workers concerns.

Our Mission

Helping the Community Protect Migrant Farmworkers

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