Farmers Markets

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. 

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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

Shoreline Wild Salmon: Bringing it Home

Growing up in Battle Creek, also known as “Cereal City”, I learned quickly how to identify myself with the breakfast aisle of any grocery store.  Wild salmon, not so much. In fact, I refused to eat salmon growing up, which may have been the most confusing part about packing my bags and moving to Alaska […]

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Southeast Michigan

Growing Good Habits: Headstart visits Sara Hardy Farmers Market

With support from the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) grant, two Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Head Start programs will be improving their culture around health, local food and classroom nutrition education in the upcoming months. The BHC program focuses on are incorporating nutrition education into their curriculum. They do this by offering hands-on taste tests and […]

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