Retail

Where’s the (Local) Beef?

When I woke up today, the last breakfast I thought I’d be eating was kimchi and a myriad of unique pickled items including, but not limited to: roasted brussel sprouts, rutabaga, beef heart, asparagus, carrots, pork loin, whole smelt, and eggs, just to name a few. But Scott McQuarrie, farmer and owner of the Alpena […]

in Find Local Food, Molly Stepanski, Proteins, Retail, Stories

Eat Local Year Round – Goodwill Farm to Freezer

Winter in Northern Michigan presents a formidable challenge when it comes to sourcing local produce. While season extension systems and storage crops provide great options, the depths of winter still result in limited local produce availability. Exciting as these systems are, additional local produce choices are always a welcome joy in the winter months. Thankfully, […]

in Christina Carson, Find Local Food, Guest Post, Retail, Uncategorized

Shop Local with Oleson’s Food Stores

Many people in northwest Lower Michigan hold the Oleson family name in high-regard. For some, it’s about the gifts the Oleson Family Foundation makes to local organizations; for others, it’s the region’s five Oleson’s Food Stores. But either way, it’s clear that the Oleson family cares deeply about strengthening our community.  

in Find Local Food, Retail, Tricia Phelps

Fall into Good Habits

We form habits, and we depend on them nearly every day because they make our busy lives easier. Now, as summer transitions into fall, we have the perfect opportunity to develop new habits that affect our health and wellbeing in positive ways. The food we eat, and therefore our health, is strongly impacted by our […]

in Find Local Food, Retail, Tricia Phelps

Jobs in the Industry- Spring/Summer Edition 2015

We’ve had so many fun summer job opportunities come across our desks that we’ve decided to share them all in one place.  These are food jobs, farming jobs, plain-old awesome jobs. If you’re looking for a continual update on cool jobs in Northwest Michigan be sure to like Awesome JOB ALERT n.mich on facebook.

in Economy, Get Involved, Retail, Tricia Phelps

Edible Gifts for the Holiday

By Tricia Phelps Local edible gifts are easy to find if you know where to look. They make great gifts for food lovers near-and-far and can be personalized for nearly anyone in your life. Northern Michigan has access to numerous local, high-quality food producers whose products are unique and widely sought-after. As the gift-giving season […]

in Find Local Food, Retail, Stories, Tricia Phelps