Apple Pie with Modern Bird Bakery

Modern Bird Bakery is a husband and wife team out of Traverse City, MI. They produce a variety of delicious scones, breads, morning buns, and of course, pies! We joined with The Four to give some tips for holiday baking (The clip airs on Nov. 26). Don’t forget to pre-order your Thanksgiving pie from them at modernbirdbakery.com!

in Find Local Food, Recipes

A Word on Waste: Part I

This article is part of a four-part series on buying, storing, preserving and composting foods to prevent waste. Throwing out spoiled food is already a bummer, but many of us are unaware of the major impact food waste has on our environment and economy both locally and globally. Did you know that 40% of food […]

in Find Local Food, Food Waste, Learn More, Mieko Diener

Spring Dinner with Blom Meadworks and Fresh Forage

The expanding collaboration and partnership among growers and producers in southeast Michigan forges a robust and resilient food system. Bløm Meadworks and Fresh Forage intentionally cultivate these connections to grow their local food community. Both businesses place a high priority on sourcing ingredients from Michigan producers while also committing support to their surrounding communities.

in Benefit, Drinks, Eat Local, Event, Find Local Food, Kelly Wilson

5 Favorite Foodie Films

We all turn to film and video for inspiration, escape, education and sometimes even in search of purpose. A well done film will take you on a journey and leave you a new person at the end. The following 5 Foodie Films (documentaries) will get you through the end of winter and keep you creative […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Eat Local, Food Waste, Learn More

Fighting Food Waste One Plate at a Time

Did you know that nearly 40% of the food produced in the United States ends up in the landfill? And about 95% of this discarded food ends up in landfills or combustion facilities where it contributes significantly to greenhouse gas production. If global food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third largest […]

in Food Waste, Get Involved, Health, Kelly Wilson

Funding for Local Food and Farms

As northern Michigan farmers work to build a sustainable, local-food economy, they need funding and other support to get started, expand current operation, build year-round growing capacity or establish new business models. USDA Rural Development, MSU Extension, Taste the Local Difference and the Food and Farming Network have teamed up with local sponsors and organizations […]

in Economy, Event, Find Local Food, Get Involved