Taste the Local Difference Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity

About Taste the Local Difference: Taste the Local Difference® is Michigan’s local food marketing agency.  It is a social enterprise of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities. Our Mission: TLD helps food businesses and the communities they serve benefit from the economic value of local food, while ensuring that fresh, healthy, local food is available to all consumers. […]

in Bailey Samp, Get Involved, Jobs

Local Seeds Offer Blueprint for Community Driven Food System

What’s in your refrigerator? Is there some healthy produce, maybe jam from the farmer’s market, and that questionable container of leftovers? At Nature & Nurture Farm, the fridge has a different role. Look inside and you will find glass jars, paper envelopes and bags, full of organic and rare heirloom seeds.

Get a job with Ownership Potential

Elberta is a beautiful, quiet village nestled between Lake Michigan and Betsie Bay. It sits just a mile down the road from Frankfort, one of northern Michigan’s hottest growing destinations. And this just in — its home to an incredible business opportunity you’ve got to hear about!

in Food Trucks, Get Involved, Jobs, Tricia Phelps

Shrubs : Thinking beyond the ACV Shot

Have you ever had a shrub? Not the short, green bushes you might be thinking of, but the drinking vinegar? These historical beverages are a refreshingly tart alternative to pop and are very easy to make with whatever produce you have available according to the seasons.

in Drinks, Emma Beauchamp, Recipes

Macomb Food Collaborative hosts annual local food conference

While this conference is a regional event, highlighting the Macomb County food system is the theme of this year’s All About Food Conference. A keynote panel of Macomb County food and beverage business owners will kick off the day, setting the focus on the local context. The speakers will share about their businesses and their […]

Fighting Food Waste One Plate at a Time

Did you know that nearly 40% of the food produced in the United States ends up in the landfill? And about 95% of this discarded food ends up in landfills or combustion facilities where it contributes significantly to greenhouse gas production. If global food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third largest […]

in Food Waste, Get Involved, Health, Kelly Wilson

What’s Cooking in the UP

I am not sure what I was thinking when I asked the owners of Belgiumtown Bar & Restaurant if I could host a locally sourced Chef Dinner in the dead of the UP winter. Part of me liked the idea of the challenge, but the goal was also to highlight the local food in our […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Event, Find Local Food, Recipes, Restaurant