Van Buren Conservation District

Covid-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent uptick in cases in Michigan, the Van Buren Conservation District is primarily working from home. Email is the best way to reach us, as we are checking voicemails infrequently. Please visit the staff link to obtain the staff member's email address that is appropriate for your inquiry. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we do our part to keep our staff and the rest of the community safe!

Food, Farm, & Fun

Why Should You Buy Local?

Help spur economic growth!

Simply put, when you spend your dollars locally, the money circulates locally, positively impacting several businesses before it leaves the area. Spending the same amount of money at a large national chain has very little positive impact on the local economy

Know what’s in your food!

Buying straight from local farmers gives you the opportunity to ask them important questions about how the food was grown, what farming practices were used, and what’s really in your food

Local food can taste better and have more nutritional benefit!

Studies show that the distance food travels from farm to table affects attributes like taste and nutrition.

Help preserve open space and keep local farms in business!

Buying from local farms helps keep smaller farms in business. This helps maintain our rural character and helps farmers afford to keep their farms operating and local jobs in place