Larissa Carr, Grand River WorkPlace Manager

Larissa Carr, GRDC’s Grand River WorkPlace Manager, was recently recognized by University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), as a W.K. Kellogg Master of Community Development Fellow and Spotlight feature. As the Spotlight indicates, Larissa is “leading the economic development initiatives and programs to help the Grand River corridor thrive.” Larissa is indeed busy scheduling programming helpful…

Drifter Coffee, a New Vendor at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market

Alleah Webb, self-described “head honcho” of Drifter Coffee, parks her mobile coffee truck at the far south end of the parking lot at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, opens the side window, and puts on a pot of terrific coffee. Launched just over a month ago, Drifter Coffee often draws people who’d like a closer…

Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market New Vendor, Artesian Farms

Vertical hydroponic farming uses 92% less water and eliminates agricultural run-off.  Vertical hydroponic farming compresses the food supply chain which means more money for the farmer and fresher food. Having trouble visualizing a vertical hydroponic farm? Think long bunk beds, light, the sound of water gurgling, and hundreds of healthy green lettuce leaves growing in…