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Ending Food Waste – Feeding People

The amount of food wasted in our nation is stunning. “In the United States, 31 percent — or 133 billion pounds — of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply at the retail and consumer levels in 2010 went uneaten,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From the point of view of […]

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Homemade for the Holidays

The holiday buzz is here— covered in tinsel and flooding your inbox with cyber sales. But a look past the shiny, brash exterior reveals an activity at the heart of the season: gathering together with friends and family. What brings us all together this time of year? Well, food.

in Get Involved, Learn More, Tricia Phelps

The Local Food Economy

Local food has become a burgeoning industry over the last few years as more consumers begin to question where their food is coming from. While it’s true that ‘local’ was popular decades before the rapid globalization of our food system, the local food industry we see today is actually a new one with different players, […]

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Interested in Food Preservation?

We’re giving away a chance to have fun and learn. That’s right, you heard me! You have a chance to attend a free class of your choice with ISLAND’s Preservation Station (Blanche- for short) thanks to TLD. A class with Blanche will teach you the basics about food preservation, get you excited about preserving food in your own kitchen, […]

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Is Local Food just a Trend?

**This column originally appeared in the July 11, 2015, edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle.  When people ask me if the Local Food Movement is just a trend, my answer is no, it’s here to stay and this is just the beginning.

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