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Two Partnerships for the Price of One: Taste the Local Difference Offers In-kind Membership with the Small Business Association of Michigan

Taste the Local Difference (TLD) is constantly looking for ways to add value for our partners in the food system.  We are excited to announce a new relationship with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) where TLD partners at the branch level ($150.00) and above will receive a complimentary “premium” membership in SBAM, valued […]

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MDARD Announces Specialty Crop Public Input Opportunity

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2016 Media Contact: Jessy Sielski, 517-284-5725  To ensure effective priorities within the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development today announced a public input opportunity, which will be held through January 12, 2017.  The MDARD Specialty Crop Block Grant Program awards funds to […]

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Washtenaw County’s First Meet-the-Buyers Event: The next step in strengthening our local food economy

Did you know that Washtenaw County has a food policy council? You may be asking yourself, what is food policy and why is it important to our community? According to Anthony Flaccavento, a food systems consultant and commercial organic farmer, policy is best understood as a framework that influences behavior. Thus, a food policy council […]

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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