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

Shrubs : Thinking beyond the ACV Shot

Have you ever had a shrub? Not the short, green bushes you might be thinking of, but the drinking vinegar? These historical beverages are a refreshingly tart alternative to pop and are very easy to make with whatever produce you have available according to the seasons.

in Drinks, Emma Beauchamp, Recipes

Become a Local Food Enthusiast

Did you know that your dollar is multiplied more than three times when you spend it at a local store, than by purchasing at a national chain? Plus, locally grown and produced food packs more of a nutritional punch and it travels fewer miles to your plate, making it better for you and for the […]

in Economy, Find Local Food, Get Involved, Tricia Phelps

Strawberry Season

It’s strawberry season in northern Michigan and we love this bright red beauty. You can snack on them by the quart, top them with whip cream or use them to color up a salad! Strawberries are packed with vitamins, fiber and high-levels of antioxidants and make a great addition to any meal, snack or dessert… even a cocktail!

in Find Local Food, Recipes, Tricia Phelps