Here in the Upper Peninsula the nights are getting chilly again, which means we all are busy soaking up what’s left summer. Kayaking, hiking, biking and event after event keep us gone from sunrise to sunset – and all that fun can really build up an appetite. This meal is simple, yet will help you regain strength for day after day of fun in the sun!
Javier Fortoso, the owner of Torti Taco, built his company on high moral and ethical values. Using local food sources has been a priority of Fortoso’s since he opened and you can taste the difference in his products. In 2018, Torti Taco took 1st place at Kalamazoo’s Tacos And Tequila festival and Detroit’s Taco Showdown! It was their first time attending both events.
Whether you’re planning a wedding, a family reunion, or a professional conference, don’t settle for a bland catered spread! Cater your occasion with an abundance of Michigan’s local food to make it extra special.
Detroit is full of chefs with hustle who can turn locally-grown ingredients into celebratory cuisine year-round. Here are 7 of our favorite caterers, each with their own style and specialities:
Spring has officially sprung! As you shake off the winter haze, now is the perfect time to start planning thinking about where your food is coming from this summer. Which community farmers market will you attend? Will you plant your own garden? Should you join a CSA? There are so many options for accessing local food!
This summer, I was the catering manager for Rock River Farm, a flower farm in the central U.P. They are focusing their efforts on flower production, so they don’t need my services in 2019. After being asked a few times if I’m sad they are done catering, here’s the truth: I’m stoked to see farms find their niche. This said, I will be going back next summer in the same way I got started there: as a volunteer who is in it for the beautiful drive, lack of cell service, the company and inspiration they provide.
Myth: It’s impossible to find local food in the middle of January in Michigan. Reality: it’s easy! In fact, many restaurants participating in the Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, January 13 – 18, are putting local food at the center of the table. See the list of who is going local during restaurant week here, designated by the Taste the Difference® logo.
Kelly and Patrick of Daybreak Dreamfarm shared a recipe in our 2018 Guide to Local Food using Michigan grown mushrooms that is a great alternative to traditional crab cakes! Give it a try!
Butternut squash are a boon during the winter months as they work extraordinarily well as a storage crop. Enjoy this rich and savory squash soup this holiday season!
This is a baked kohlrabi fritter. It can be served over greens or used as a patty for a veggie sandwich. It’s very versatile and tastes great at any temperature.
Head to your local fall market for seasonal favorites like crunchy apples and sweet beets. Use a mandoline to thinly slice these veggies and arrange on a plate. Top with an easy vinaigrette for a beautiful side for your Thanksgiving meal.