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Register now for the 17th Annual Michigan Family Farms Conference!

The 17th annual Michigan Family Farms Conference is coming up fast and is an event you won’t want to miss! Each year, the conference offers beginning, small-scale, and culturally diverse farmers a chance to network, learn, and build sustainable family farms. It is an energizing, hands-on event featuring multiple tracks of breakout sessions plus a […]

in Agriculture, Event, Get Involved, Learn More

UP Food Summits: Linking the Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula Food Exchange (UPFE) is a network of individuals working to support and expand our local food system. I have the privilege of participating in UPFE in two roles. One is as the U.P. Local Food Coordinator for Taste the Local Difference. The other is as the Market Manager for the UPFE online […]

in Agriculture, Event, Upper Peninsula

Local Chefs & Ingredients Light Up the Loft

Cities that embrace art have more civic engagement, better child welfare outcomes, and lower rates of poverty. For that reason, Art in the Loft (AitL) is so much more than just a gallery in Alpena– it’s a NE Michigan community treasure. They provide a space for many area groups, such as the R.E.A.C.H. program which […]

in Drinks, Event, Find Local Food, Northeast Michigan

Cookbook Dinner Series at amical

While the busy summer season offers the adrenaline fueled urgency and kitchen frenzy we train for at amical, our favorite time of year tends to be right now.  I believe that is true for many food lovers, cooks and growers. We can all have a moment to catch our breath, take in the beauty and […]

in Eat Local, Event, Restaurant, Stories

Food @ MSU: What to eat, what not to eat

Food can be confusing for anyone, but as a mom, it’s even more complicated. I’m constantly attempting to achieve balance between what’s healthiest for my family and what my boys are willing to eat, which changes often. And I don’t always succeed, despite good intentions. My oldest regularly requests mac and cheese, while the toddler […]

Detroit Foodie Fair to be a Certified Local Food Event

It’s Sunday morning and the Eastern Market, one of the nation’s oldest urban markets is teeming with visitors. Shoppers pack the market sheds and weave in and out of market stalls sipping coffee, trying on unique jewelry, and perusing locally made art. Detroit area food artisans sample their products and the air is filled with […]

in Detroit, Event, Find Local Food, Kelly Wilson

Grubstake Invests in your Community

If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely a local food enthusiast who places value on purchasing from local food businesses within your community. You shop at the farmers market, frequent local retailers, and buy directly from food and beverage producers. You make these choices for many reasons; not the least of which is how local […]

in Economy, Event, Get Involved, Kelly Wilson