Environment

Light of Day Organic’s story

Light of Day Organic’s certified Organic (MOSA) & Biodynamic (Demeter) farms are located in Leelanau County. They have been growing and producing small batches of loose leaf tea since 2003. The company was founded by Angela Macke, a Registered Nurse and Horticulturalist who believes that a gentle, holistic approach is the most effective way to restore optimal […]

Produce Safety Technicians: What Do They Do?

Did you know that Michigan is the only State that has Produce Safety Technicians? There are six Produce Safety Techs in the State that assist fresh produce growers in implementing and tailoring their practices to meet the highest produce safety standards. The Technicians are housed in the Conservation Districts, and are located in areas that […]

in Agriculture, Environment, Get Involved

Healing through Food

We’re almost halfway through 2020 and have experienced one crisis after another: from the Coronavirus pandemic and the closures of many local food businesses to a tipping point in systemic racism and subsequent global protests. At Taste the Local Difference, we don’t pretend to be experts on racism, allyhood, economics, or epidemiology. What we do […]

in CoVID-19, Environment, Find Local Food

“Meating” The Demand

From farmers to distributors to processing plants to grocery workers, the coronavirus continues to blindly take a large toll on essential workers across the food system. On day 63 of quarantine in Michigan, it’s becoming all too familiar to find grocery store shelves with fewer and fewer meat options, while some are completely bare depending […]