Tricia Phelps

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

Get a job with Ownership Potential

Elberta is a beautiful, quiet village nestled between Lake Michigan and Betsie Bay. It sits just a mile down the road from Frankfort, one of northern Michigan’s hottest growing destinations. And this just in — its home to an incredible business opportunity you’ve got to hear about!

in Food Trucks, Get Involved, Jobs, Tricia Phelps

Become a Local Food Enthusiast

Did you know that your dollar is multiplied more than three times when you spend it at a local store, than by purchasing at a national chain? Plus, locally grown and produced food packs more of a nutritional punch and it travels fewer miles to your plate, making it better for you and for the […]

in Economy, Find Local Food, Get Involved, Tricia Phelps

Tricia’s Thanksgiving Favorites

Tricia Phelps, our dedicated CEO, started off as an intern with Taste the Local Difference. She evolved into the Operations Director and became the new CEO in 2017. Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities featured a story on Tricia and the path that led her to local food and TLD. Read the story here and learn […]

in Holiday, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Tricia Phelps

TLD and MIFMA Announce Another Year of Partnership

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and Taste the Local Difference (TLD) have a long history of supporting the local food community in Michigan. In 2017, the organizations began partnering to exchange service benefits, providing even more support to the state’s local farms and farmers markets. Participating members/partners of either organization now receive reduced rates […]

Oryana: National Co-op Month

Community can often be a word people just toss around, but when the community literally owns your business, there is no taking it lightly. Oryana Community Co-op was an idea devised on the back porch of a home in Traverse City. It came from a small group of passionate community members looking to start a […]

in Event, Find Local Food, Get Involved, Retail, Tricia Phelps