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Spring Dinner with Blom Meadworks and Fresh Forage

The expanding collaboration and partnership among growers and producers in southeast Michigan forges a robust and resilient food system. Bløm Meadworks and Fresh Forage intentionally cultivate these connections to grow their local food community. Both businesses place a high priority on sourcing ingredients from Michigan producers while also committing support to their surrounding communities.

in Benefit, Drinks, Eat Local, Event, Find Local Food, Kelly Wilson

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

MQT Local Food Fest 2018 Recap

MQT Local Food Fest Statistics •7 Northern Michigan University Hospitality Management Alumni Chefs First Place & People’s Choice Rory Shimp of Spiaggia in Chicago MAD Rabbits Farm, Daggett Second Place Colin Campbell of POUR Kitchen + Bar – Thill’s Fish House, Marquette Third Place Angela Verburg of Harley’s Lounge at the Ramada Inn –Swanzy, Gwinn & […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Benefit, Event, Find Local Food

Cultivating Health through School Gardens

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBA ISD) is using gardening as a tool to improve student health. Thanks to SNAP-ED funding through the USDA and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, TBA ISD implements a program called LifeSPAN, which performs cooking and nutrition lessons year round in the classroom to increase students fruit and vegetable intake […]

Farm to Table Dinner at MSU Tollgate Farm to feature local food prepared by chef and MSU alumnus Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose, Michigan State University alumnus and Come as You Are (CAYA) Smokehouse Grill executive chef, will be the featured chef at the MSU Tollgate Farm to Table Dinner, Aug. 25, 2018, at 4 p.m. The event’s four-course meal will highlight food grown at the MSU Tollgate Farm in Novi, Michigan, or from farms within […]

Ann Arbor Farmers Market: Market-to-Chef Program

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market recently launched a new initiative to make shopping with market vendors easier for you, our chefs and the culinary community! The effort chefs put into into transforming raw farm-fresh ingredients into culinary works of art is immense. Therefore, the market wanted to help culinary professionals by streamlining the local food […]

A Watershed Moment for NE Michigan’s Regional Food System

America’s highly productive food system is one of its beloved accomplishments. But the environment has paid a high price for this abundance, especially our rivers, streams, and lakes. In fact, according to the EPA’s National Water Quality Inventory Report, agriculture is considered to be “the most widespread source of impairment in the nation’s assessed lake […]