Inspired by a classic walking guidebook of the area, Foodloose in Washtenaw County takes readers on tours to discover food-related treasures throughout the county. What better way to get to know this place—or experience something new—than to bike, bus, carpool, walk, even kayak your way through food-filled Washtenaw County?

From centennial farms to trendy upscale restaurants, the self-guided tours of Foodloose offer an opportunity to explore where our food is grown, produced, distributed, and enjoyed in Washtenaw County. Within these pages lies a chance to celebrate the local food community, learn more about our unique food system, and maybe even find a new favorite place to dine.

Taylor Landeryou is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. Over the years, Landeryou has been involved with local food events such as the HomeGrown Festival and Local Food Summit. When she’s not eating local food, she tends to several apiaries throughout the county.

Raymond De Young, professor at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, has been a long-time supporter of Washtenaw’s local food community. When he’s not studying the local food system and the process of localization, he gardens, often with his grandchildren.