“One of the Collaborative’s goals is to expand and diversify its membership. That’s a good goal! While we continue to be a place of largely Polish, German, Italian, and Irish heritage, much of our population growth has come from African-American, Iraqi, Chaldean, Hispanic, Bengali, and many other diverse populations who have decided to Make Macomb their Home. It would be good to see more offerings which highlight this diversity at next year’s “All About Food” Conference.
The Collaborative is taking up that challenge! They have reached out to OneMacomb to help them find ethnic entrepreneurs who are interested in marketing and advertising what they do at All About Food in 2017. They are looking for folks who run ethnic restaurants, act as importers and wholesalers of ethnic foods, make and sell ethnic foods as a “cottage industry,” grow ethnic foods commercially or in community gardens, teach nutrition and cooking classes to ethnic populations, teach ethnic cooking to the general population, or anyone else who participates with a minority or ethnic angle in this region’s large, complicated food system.
Click on the following link for more information: macomb-county_2017-call-for-session-presentations