Benefit

Groundwork Center Hosts Harvest at Home

Community connection. Who’s not craving that these days, as the words, “social distancing” become far too much a part of our lexicon! Well, here’s a dose of safe, but rich, community connection that we know you’ll love. Set aside October 10, at 6 p.m., to join in on Groundwork’s Harvest at Home online celebration. The […]

in Agriculture, Benefit, Event, farm-to-table, Find Local Food

Make an Impact with Pour for More

Thanks to Pour for More, a collaborative micro-grant program, a pint of beer benefits injured birds of prey and a smoothie helps teach children’s gardening classes. By making a mindful purchase when visiting select local beverage establishments in Northern Michigan, all these ideas become reality with the help of this program. Pour For More utilizes […]

in Beer, Benefit, Drinks, Get Involved, Specialty Producers, Traverse City

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 […]