Cold Cocktails for a Hot Summer

During a summer like the one we’re experiencing right now, it seems like the temperatures go from hot to hotter. Combat the 90-degree weather with these cold, colder or coldest cocktails using local spirits and Northwoods Sodas!  Cold: Garden Mojito This drink is incredibly beautiful, with a bright pink ombre in the glass, and garnished […]

Light of Day Organic’s story

Light of Day Organic’s certified Organic (MOSA) & Biodynamic (Demeter) farms are located in Leelanau County. They have been growing and producing small batches of loose leaf tea since 2003. The company was founded by Angela Macke, a Registered Nurse and Horticulturalist who believes that a gentle, holistic approach is the most effective way to restore optimal […]

3 Ways to Get your Local Food Guide

As Michigan’s local food marketing firm, we produce a free, glossy, magazine-style Local Food Guide each year. It contains a directory to local food businesses like farms, restaurants, breweries, and more. Plus, the Guide always features seasonal recipes from some of our favorite Michigan business, stories of local food champions, and tips on enjoying the […]

in Eat Local, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food

Crop Spot: Blueberries

Blueberries, a member of the heather family, are native to Michigan and can be found growing in prairies, woodlands, rocky bluffs, sand dunes and bogs across the state. Most Michiganders, however, don’t forage for these tasty treats but instead get them from our state’s nearly 600 blueberry farms- most of which are in the Southwest […]

in Agriculture, Crop Spot, Find Local Food, Health

Produce Safety Technicians: What Do They Do?

Did you know that Michigan is the only State that has Produce Safety Technicians? There are six Produce Safety Techs in the State that assist fresh produce growers in implementing and tailoring their practices to meet the highest produce safety standards. The Technicians are housed in the Conservation Districts, and are located in areas that […]

in Agriculture, Environment, Get Involved