Southeast Michigan

Food @ MSU: What to eat, what not to eat

Food can be confusing for anyone, but as a mom, it’s even more complicated. I’m constantly attempting to achieve balance between what’s healthiest for my family and what my boys are willing to eat, which changes often. And I don’t always succeed, despite good intentions. My oldest regularly requests mac and cheese, while the toddler […]

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

New Local Food Coordinator for Detroit: Nick Jones

Nick is an adopted Michigander. After growing up in Colorado, Nick discovered a passion for food and farming at Deep Springs College. That passion eventually led him to Detroit, with its urban farms and an energetic food culture. Before joining Taste the Local Difference, Nick operated the vegetable farm at Food Field for two seasons. […]

in Southeast Michigan, Stories

Going Local during Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

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 […]