Mittens at EMC

Small Batch Detroit is a social enterprise subsidiary featuring products designed and crafted by Detroit Food Academy high school students. In addition to bringing tasty healthy products into the world, Small Batch serves to:

  1. Offer real-world employment and career opportunities for DFA graduates. $0.30 of every dollar spent directly employs a young Detroiter at a minimum of $12.50 per hour.
  2. Form an essential component of a multi-pronged food-rooted pipeline for young Detroiters to actualize as healthy, connected, and powerful leaders.
  3. Provide a sustainable and diversified funding stream that ensures DFA’s lasting presence and impact on the lives of young Detroiters.
  4. Raise awareness for DFA’s work and mission, both throughout Michigan and across the country.

Our inaugural product, Mitten Bites, are all-natural snack bars packed with nutrition and flavor. There are no additives or preservatives, just 7 carefully curated wholesome ingredients to make one perfectly satisfying snack. They come in six delicious flavors and can be found at Whole Foods Market, the Detroit Metro Airport, and a growing list local grocery stores and cafes. For information on flavors, retail locations, and other amazing Detroit products, check out our online shop!