What’s our Why?

We all have a stake in our food system and environment. Since 2004, Taste the Local Difference has continued to change the culture around local food by promoting the importance of buying and sourcing locally. Each year, we feature thousands of Michigan farmers, brewers, restaurants, local grocers, and more in our 2 magazine-style annual Guides […]

in Emma Beauchamp, Environment, Learn More

A Farmer’s Diary: Beginning Farmer Institute, Part 3

Our third and final Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) session took us to Washington state to talk business formation, business planning and long-term health, land tenure, credit, taxation, liability, regulatory compliance, farming cooperatives, and the logistics behind one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the United States. You think you know how to […]

in Event, Get Involved, Learn More, Molly Stepanski

Local Restaurants Team Up to Make Spring Break Staycations More Attractive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PETOSKEY, MI – MARCH, 2019:  Staying home for a spring break or holiday is often more appealing than the busyness of getting ready for a vacation. Staycations are becoming evermore popular. “Not everyone takes off for a week-long spring break,” explains Bob Keedy of Wineguys Restaurant Group. “We wanted to reach out to […]

in Drinks, Eat Local, Economy, Find Local Food, Wine

Investing in Local Pollinators

Pollinators may appear small, but they have a massive impact in our ecosystem. These buzzing bees and native pollinators are a necessary, yet often forgotten, component of our food system. When habitat needs are met, these fundamental creatures can produce the fruits we love, and many of the seeds that provide our nourishing foods. We […]

in Benefit, Environment, Get Involved