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Growing the Local Food Economy

Argus Farm Stop has expanded the Argus Packard Cafe, a tavern and event space at 1200 Packard Road, to include the brand-new Argus Packard Market at 1226 Packard. Now it’s easier than ever to purchase local goods and produce from local farmers, as well as a growing online selection and produce box subscription business.

            Located in the Burns Park neighborhood of Ann Arbor, they serve a wide range of neighborhood consumers and expose University of Michigan students to locally farmed produce, meats and dairy. Their third location is the Argus Liberty Cafe & Market at 325 West Liberty Street.

            People that shop at Argus are buying directly from the farms and producers that own and price their goods. They receive 70 percent of that selling price, which is a significantly better margin than they can achieve in any other retail setting. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture study shows that small farms receive only 14.9 cents of every dollar of selling price from a traditional store.

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