Crop Spot: Garlic

What is related to onions, leeks and lilies, keeps mythical creatures at bay, enhances the flavor of many dishes, and has antimicrobial properties? If you guessed Allium sativum (aka garlic), then you are correct! Hailing from Central Asia and Northern Iran, records show garlic has been cultivated and used for culinary and medicinal purposes for […]

in Find Local Food, Health, Kelly Wilson, Learn More, Uncategorized

New Local Food Coordinator for Detroit: Nick Jones

Nick is an adopted Michigander. After growing up in Colorado, Nick discovered a passion for food and farming at Deep Springs College. That passion eventually led him to Detroit, with its urban farms and an energetic food culture. Before joining Taste the Local Difference, Nick operated the vegetable farm at Food Field for two seasons. […]

in Southeast Michigan, Stories

Local Fusion Cooking: Beef & Potato Potstickers

This recipe is an ode to my life in Seattle. Folding dumplings was one of the most therapeutic tasks from my kitchen time there. Mostly, it was a task we completed after a busy brunch service on Saturday, which signified that your day was approaching an end, which after the insanity that is the first […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Find Local Food, Recipes

5 Favorite Foodie Films

We all turn to film and video for inspiration, escape, education and sometimes even in search of purpose. A well done film will take you on a journey and leave you a new person at the end. The following 5 Foodie Films (documentaries) will get you through the end of winter and keep you creative […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Eat Local, Food Waste, Learn More

Thank You For Shopping at Tom’s!

Walking through one of the six Tom’s Food Markets locations in Northwest Michigan, you will find the produce section is piled high with best of the season. During the harvest season, displays are piled high with sweet corn, pints of sweet cherries, bushels of Bardenhagen Farms apples, and local squashes. However, Tom’s Food Markets is […]

in Eat Local, Emma Beauchamp, Find Local Food, Retail
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Keep it Local this Traverse City Restaurant Week

This year, dozens of restaurants are participating in Traverse City Restaurant Week (TCRW) from February 24 – March 2nd . This is the perfect opportunity to take a culinary excursion and enjoy some of Traverse City’s finest restaurants! Prices always range between $25-35 a person, three course meals are offered, and reservations are strongly encouraged.

in Bailey Samp, Eat Local, Event, Find Local Food

Letting (the) Produce Safety ‘Rule’ in Michigan

What is the big deal with food safety? It can be rather ‘gut wrenching’ finding out about potentially contaminated food. Over the year’s farmers, growers, retailers and more have had to adapt to new challenges in ensuring products from farms are not only meeting consumers changing market demands, but safeguarding that those products are not […]

in Environment, Find Local Food, Michelle Jacokes