Healthy Habits Sprouting at Platte River Head Start!

The Head Start classrooms over at Platte River in Benzie County are instilling healthy habits in kids with help from Taste the Local Difference (TLD). Through the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) grant, this partnership is using funds to incorporate nutrition education into the Head Start curriculum. Kim Micham and Debra Rafferty at Platte River Head […]

in Find Local Food, Get Involved, Health, Marissa Natzke, Recipes

Everything Rhubarb

I am a rhubarb fanatic. I’ll eat it straight from the bush, in a pie, in a cocktail, however I can. Spring rhubarb is such a striking vegetable– those ruby red stalks erupting from the ground topped with their poisonous green foliage (don’t eat those!). Finding these stalks at the farmers market is one of […]

Pickled Radishes and Pestoed Radish Tops

Sweet spring is finally here. Farmers markets are brimming with greens, radishes, ramps, mushrooms, and so much more. With all of this choice available, after a loonnng winter, it’s easy to get a little over enthusiastic and fill your fridge to the brim. By condensing veggie tops into pesto and pickling veggies, you can both […]

in Emma Beauchamp, Find Local Food, Recipes, Spring

Move Over Chia…there is a New Superfood in Town!

Move over chia, step aside quinoa, it’s time for hemp seeds to take center stage! These small but mighty seeds are a nutritional powerhouse. They contain all 9-essential amino acids which means that, unlike most grains or seeds, hemp is a complete protein. Pair that with hemp’s high rate of protein digestibility and you have […]

in Farmers Markets, Guest Post, Health, Laura Noble

Farm Bill: The Time to Act is Now

The Farm Bill is a large piece of legislation that is renewed every 5 or so years. It includes funding for a wide range of programs (SNAP, crop insurance, conservation, local food promotion, farmer training, and more) that impact everyone in the United States. This year, The Farm Bill is up for renewal and its […]

in Economy, Environment, Get Involved, Kelly Wilson