The Grand Traverse Foodshed Alliance (GTFA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Traverse City, Michigan. Our mission is to strengthen local food markets in the Grand Traverse region with the goal of increasing access to, demand for, and consumption of safe, healthy local food, and improving the viability of small scale farms, for the benefit of consumers, farmers, and the community as a whole.
We operate the Grand Traverse Food Innovation Hub which provides basic infrastructure and support to growing food businesses. The facility is comprised of 12,000 square feet of modern food manufacturing and production spaces available for lease at below market rates.
The Food Innovation Hub is co-located with Cherry Capital Foods (CCF) at 1610 Barlow Street in Traverse City. CCF operates their main aggregation and distribution warehouse at this location. Leasing and program management is handled by our partners at Taste the Local Difference, who are also housed in the facility. For information, please use our contact form.