Our Mission: FoodLab is a community of food entrepreneurs committed to making the possibility of good food in Detroit a sustainable reality. We design, build, and maintain systems to grow a diverse ecosystem of triple-bottom-line food businesses as part of a good food movement that is accountable to all Detroiters.
Committed to growing a just, green, healthy, thriving, and delicious "good food" economy in Detroit by helping to cultivate triple-bottom-line (people, planet, profit) food business.
FoodLab started in January 2011 with a handful of good food entrepreneurs gathered around a kitchen table to talk about how we could support each other and contribute to Detroit’s growing good food movement. Since then, the group has grown in reach and intention. In our first year, FoodLab members hosted a series of gatherings on how to develop our fledgling businesses along good food principles. We wrote our first charter, established a steering committee, and worked with partners on ad-hoc projects.
In Fall of 2013, we held our first membership drive, where we welcomed over 50 Founding Members to the FoodLab family. As the community expands, we continue to adapt our strategy, design new projects, and grow relationships between members and with allies.