Fork in the Road: An Orchard with Deep Roots

It’s official—2008 is the year of the “staycation.” The convergence of soaring gas prices mixed with our sleepy economy is prompting more of us than ever before to forgo the annual family road trip in favor of a more localized approach to vacationing. Spicer Orchards in Fenton is a weekend oasis for families looking for […]

in Alex Harrison, Edible WOW, Find Local Food

Brewery Wants Patrons to Drink Local, Think Global

Oxford brewery, HomeGrown, has joined an increasing number of businesses turning to their own backyard for ingredients. The locally-sourced movement has taken off – in the US and around the world – and “locavores” aim to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks and improve local economies by buying from nearby producers. In both the brewing and dining […]

Austin Brother’s Beer Company Harvest Pizza

Courtesy of Ben Darga at Austin Brothers Beer Company INGREDIENTS (makes 1 pizza) -(1) 10 oz pizza dough -6 oz sweet onion/garlic sauce (3 oz caramelized onions & 3 oz roasted garlic cloves, pureed till smooth) -1 C. shredded mozzarella -2 C. starchy potatoes, sliced very thinly (we recommend Presque Isle Farm’s Huckleberry Golds) -2 […]

in Ben Darga, Find Local Food, Recipes, The Local Dish

NEMCOG Heads to the Farm

The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG), based in Gaylord, MI, was established in 1968 as a multi-county organization to pool resources for the assistance of local governments throughout eight counties. The organization has their hand in everything from tourism, transportation, planning & community development, economic development, local government, housing, environment and natural resources, to […]

in Event, farm-to-table, Find Local Food, Molly Stepanski, Stories

Find it All at Foods for Living

For locals, Foods For Living is a landmark. Maybe they come in for the Lansing area’s only all-organic produce section, the coffee samples, and the friendly staff. (We’d like to think it’s the latter, if we’re being honest. And we are. That’s another reason people keep coming back, probably—honesty.) Perhaps they come for our massive […]

in Find Local Food, Guest Post, Kirk Marrison, Retail

Preserving the Harvest

  The farmers’ market stalls are overflowing with produce and your garden is producing more tomatoes than you can handle. What to do? Lock in peak nutrition and summer flavor and try your hand at basic food preservation! Your taste buds will welcome the hint of summer during the colder months.

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Kelly Wilson, Learn More, Recipes