Kicking Back at Coho

Where to eat? If you’re out and about in downtown Frankfort, this is far from an easy choice. There’s the festive atmosphere and promise of pints at Stormcloud Brewing Company, the reliably delicious pub fare at Dinghy’s, and the generously stuffed deli sandwiches at L’Chayim. After a long July day of delivering boxes of our […]

in Find Local Food, Maddy Baroli

Farm Resources from MIFFS

(Editor’s Note: This list was originally published in the Michigan Food and Farming Systems August Newsletter)  This has been an especially hard year for farming. If you need assistance, please use the resources listed below. We understand the difficulties of farming and are here if you need help navigating services. We are available by phone […]

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Get Involved, Learn More

What to do with all that Zucchini?

You’ve made all the zucchini bread and muffins your stomach can handle and your zucchini plant continues to grow fruits the size of your leg overnight. Beside ding-dong-ditching the abundance on your neighbors’ front porches, what else is there to do with the plethora of squash? Fortunately, a lot! Save your relationship with your neighbors, […]

in Find Local Food, Kelly Wilson, Recipes

Redefining Leadership

Imagine a leader of a successful company. They’re probably assertive, right? Have indisputable self confidence, maybe erring on the side of ego, and often lead the company with an iron fist. It’s true, a lot of businesses have leaders that resemble this description, but one thing is likely – the leader you imagined was probably […]

in Jobs, Traverse City, Tricia Phelps

Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

You either sink or swim under the grueling demands of a busy professional kitchen. Chad Edwards has been cooking in Gaylord restaurants since age 14, and was the chef for two establishments in the city before turning 21. After years of rigor and practice, Edwards’ was swimming full bore on October 28, 2010, when he […]

in farm-to-table, Find Local Food, Molly Stepanski, Restaurant

Cultivating Health through School Gardens

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBA ISD) is using gardening as a tool to improve student health. Thanks to SNAP-ED funding through the USDA and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, TBA ISD implements a program called LifeSPAN, which performs cooking and nutrition lessons year round in the classroom to increase students fruit and vegetable intake […]