Farmers Markets

New Year, New Business Structure: The Green Things Farm Collective

If you’re a Local Food Enthusiast, you’re aware that farming is a tough business. There are unpredictable factors beyond human control (think weather and climate change), land access challenges, labor issues, and not enough hours in the day to wear all the business hats (planning, production, quality control, marketing, sales, logistics, etc.). Recognizing that sharing […]

CSA Sign-up Season is Here!

Summer may seem far away, but it’s an exciting time for many farms across the country. It’s a time of year when CSA sign-ups for the upcoming season open up, and minds are officially shifted to new crops and field planning. For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for […]

in Agriculture, Environment, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food

Spice it up with Curried Squash Soup!

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market held their annual winter squash tasting recently lead by Sarah Monte of the Marquette Food Co-op. Our UP Local Food Coordinator, Alex Palzewicz, got a crash course in the plethora of winter squash available in the region. This month’s recipe comes from Sarah herself, and is a great way to […]

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Recipes, Upper Peninsula

Quick Pickles for Fall

Spice up your autumn meals with pickled fresno chiles! Not up for the heat? Try out these recipes from Chef Andy Elliot of Modern Bird Bakery for some of our other fall favorites: carrots, kohlrabi, cauliflower, and beets.

in Farmers Markets, Recipes, Traverse City

Crop Spot: Eggplant

Eggplant is most commonly celebrated as a staple of Mediterranean cuisine. However, did you know that it is thought to have been domesticated in Southeast Asia as early as 300 BC? Get to know how to use this purple veggie in your garden, kitchen, and diet.

in Crop Spot, Eat Local, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food

4 Ways to Store Summer Berries

At the farmers market, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries abound. A visit to the local U-pick farm is an essential item on the weekend agenda. As we hit peak berry season, make the most of the harvest by properly storing these delicious, nutrient-packed fruits. 

in Eat Local, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Recipes

Guide to 7 Heirloom Tomatoes

Have you found yourself wandering the farmers market totally confused about the differences among heirloom tomato varieties? If yes, then this guide is for you.  Unlike traditional red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes are rainbow colored, can be green in color when ripe, and come in all shapes and sizes. The yellow varieties tend to have less […]

in Bailey Samp, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food