Restaurant Week is back in Ann Arbor, January 14 – 19, 2018. This semi-annual event celebrates the incredible Ann Arbor dining scene and allows patrons to experience the wide range of dining options across the city. New this year, Ann Arbor Restaurant Week has partnered with Taste the Local Difference and area farmers to bring Michigan produce to the table in January. Search for the Taste the Local Difference logo to identify restaurants that are making an extra effort to source locally.
For the most up to date list of participating restaurants, menus and more visit
Kelly Wilson, is a farmer, registered dietitian, and TLD’s SE Michigan Local Food Coordinator. In 2018, she is looking forward to running her first ultramarathon and hiking in Big Bend National Park.
Many people in northwest Lower Michigan hold the Oleson family name in high-regard. For some, it’s about the gifts the Oleson Family Foundation makes to local organizations; for others, it’s the region’s five Oleson’s Food Stores. But either way, it’s clear that the Oleson family cares deeply about strengthening our community.
It’s been a big year for Taste the Local Difference (TLD).
Taste the Local Difference has two distinct new logos to represent our local food brand in 2013. The green logo is the official logo that you’ll see in most of our publications, in our guide, our apps, and on our maps. The orange logo is the one you’ll be seeing in the retail setting where you actually purchase local foods. We came up with this design in a collaborative process with our design team at Flight Path Creative and our retail partners, Tom’s Food Markets, Oryana Natural Foods, Cherry Capital Foods, Honey Boy Bob Distributors, and others.