Grubstake Invests in your Community

If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely a local food enthusiast who places value on purchasing from local food businesses within your community. You shop at the farmers market, frequent local retailers, and buy directly from food and beverage producers. You make these choices for many reasons; not the least of which is how local […]

in Economy, Event, Get Involved, Kelly Wilson

U-Pick Rules at King Orchards

Need a break from the beach? King Orchards offers great family fun for all ages. Starting with strawberries in June and ending with apples in October, there is almost always something to pick yourself. In between strawberries and apples are sweet cherries, tart cherries, raspberries, and occasionally stone fruit (apricots, peaches, and nectarines) depending on […]

in Eat Local, Find Local Food, Know Your Farmer

Crop Spot: Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi doesn’t have to be the strange forgotten vegetable in the bottom of your CSA basket! Give this great veggie a try and let us know what you think. 

in Crop Spot, Health, Recipes

Guide to 7 Heirloom Tomatoes

Have you found yourself wandering the farmers market totally confused about the differences among heirloom tomato varieties? If yes, then this guide is for you.  Unlike traditional red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes are rainbow colored, can be green in color when ripe, and come in all shapes and sizes. The yellow varieties tend to have less […]

in Bailey Samp, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food

Grilled Salmon with Peaches

Michigan peaches are a tasty treat that brighten up any snack, meal, or dessert. The peak growing season for peaches in Michigan begins in July and carries through September, making them a fresh option in the summer and fall. Peaches can also be frozen or canned and stored to enjoy throughout the year.

in Health, Paula Martin, Recipes

Eating Like a Local in Alpena, Part 2 of 3

With summer (finally) under way on the Sunrise Side, the quaint, small town of Alpena is abound with tourists seeking the best local food and libation experiences for that warm weather bucket list. Overlooking the beautiful Thunder Bay of Lake Huron, this city truly provides a warm and friendly port for all that visit. Luckily […]

in Eat Local, Find Local Food, Molly Stepanski