Tricia Phelps

A Farmers Market Must-Have

Let the Outdoor Farmers Market Season begin! At Taste the Local Difference (TLD) we’re continually looking for ways to better serve the local food community in Michigan. So, we’re thrilled to announce a new and exciting partnership with Michigan-based tent manufacturer, LogoTent, that will help get you ready for summertime festivals, farmers markets and events.

in Farmers Markets, Tricia Phelps
Media Release

TLD Hires Four New Staff Members

For Immediate Release Date:               March 6, 2017 Contact:          Tricia Phelps, tricia@localdifference.org  (877)373-5940 Download a PDF Version of this Media Release here. Taste the Local Difference® Hires New Local Food Staff Covering Michigan TRAVERSE CITY – Taste the Local Difference®, Michigan’s local-food marketing agency, has hired four new staff members representing communities around the state. […]

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New Jobs in Northeast Michigan & The Upper Peninsula

Date:  January 6th, 2016 Contact: Tricia Phelps, tricia@localdifference.org, (877) 562-2539 Taste the Local Difference creates jobs, hires new staff members in Northeast Michigan & the Upper Peninsula Taste the Local Difference® (TLD) is a local food and farm marketing agency, with a mission to sell more local food in the communities they serve. The TLD program […]

in Press Release, Tricia Phelps

Serve a Local Turkey this Thanksgiving

There are plenty of local products to incorporate into your Thanksgiving meal like brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, homemade pies and more! Don’t forget, you can use the TLD Find Food & Farms page to get more information on the local sources for these ingredients. To save you some time, we’ve already made a list of […]

in Find Local Food, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Tricia Phelps

Shop Local with Oleson’s Food Stores

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.  

in Find Local Food, Retail, Tricia Phelps

How to Store & Savor the Season

If you’re like me, it’s an exciting time when fall hits home in Michigan. The cooler weather brings out comfortable layers and more of my time is just naturally spent in the kitchen. But as fall sinks in, I really start to feel the need to store and savor the last bits of summer and […]

in Find Local Food, Recipes, Tricia Phelps

Shetler Family Dairy welcomes all, to 16th Annual Event

Shetler milk became a local staple in northwest Michigan soon after the family began bottling and distributing to retail stores sixteen years ago. George and Sally Shetler raised their five children on the farm in Kalkaska, Michigan which they’ve owned since 1979. Their quality product offerings continue to make the family-run business grow, but its […]

in Event, Find Local Food, Tricia Phelps