Upper Peninsula

The UP Food Exchange: A New Online Marketplace

The Upper Peninsula region’s local food council, the U.P. Food Exchange, is fueled by the momentum of individuals, organizations and businesses looking to support more centralized and healthier eating. They are pleased to reveal their new platform for online local food ordering throughout the region. The site officially went live December 1st and after a […]

in Agriculture, Economy, Find Local Food, Upper Peninsula

Introducing Sara! UP Local Food Marketing Rep

We are pleased to introduce our new Central UP Local Food Marketing Rep, Sara Johnson! She is a Milwaukee native who lived in Chicago for nearly a decade before making the move to the true North. In college, she studied advertising and marketing to fuel her entrepreneurial drive. Following that, she spent a handful of years working in […]

in Find Local Food, Upper Peninsula

UP Food Summits: Linking the Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula Food Exchange (UPFE) is a network of individuals working to support and expand our local food system. I have the privilege of participating in UPFE in two roles. One is as the U.P. Local Food Coordinator for Taste the Local Difference. The other is as the Market Manager for the UPFE online […]

in Agriculture, Event, Upper Peninsula

Spice it up with Curried Squash Soup!

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market held their annual winter squash tasting recently lead by Sarah Monte of the Marquette Food Co-op. Our UP Local Food Coordinator, Alex Palzewicz, got a crash course in the plethora of winter squash available in the region. This month’s recipe comes from Sarah herself, and is a great way to […]

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Recipes, Upper Peninsula

Get to the Farm! Central UP Farm Tours

Every farm visit is unique, but the one common denominator is that you’ll always leave with a deeper appreciation for food and those who work so hard to provide it to us. Luckily for those of you in and around the Central Upper Peninsula, there are tons of opportunities coming up that will get you to […]

in Agriculture, Alex Palzewicz, Upper Peninsula

Play it Smooth, Keep it Local

Here we are already in July, and the temperatures are finally feeling like summer here in the UP. June gave growers a slow start, but now we’ve had day after day of warm weather and the occasional thunderstorm, meaning the diversity at the farmers market is growing and growing. So, how do I recommend Michiganders […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Health, Recipes, Upper Peninsula

Breweries Above the Bridge

I apologize for often referring to the fact that the Upper Peninsula (UP), although 30% the land mass of Michigan, contains just 3% of the state’s population. A new comparison I was able to make with the help of the Michigan Brewers Guild Website, is that the UP is home to almost 18% of the […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Beer, Upper Peninsula