Table Four2 at Home with Mawby

For the second season running, Mawby offers Table Four2, an intimate tasting experience for two guests at their beautiful Leelanau winery. Guests enjoy four wines paired with four small plates as they overlook the rolling vineyards. This personal offering is incredibly popular, even during the pandemic, and the experience is booked through the end of September. […]

in Drinks, Emma Beauchamp, Recipes, Wine

Summer Staycation Idea: Camping Recipes & Yoga Practice

Around this time of year, Cat Stenberg (200-ERYT, 500-ERYT, YACEP) of Dandelion Yoga, hosts an off-grid yoga retreat on Grand Island in the Upper Peninsula. Located just outside Munising, Grand Island is a National Recreation Area that boasts beaches, dunes, bike trails, hiking, camping and cabins.  With no cars allowed on the island, yogis pack […]

in Find Local Food, Health, Recipes, Sara Johnson, Upper Peninsula

Keeping the (fe)Male in Male’s Grocery

Male’s Grocery is located in the old North Branch House which is celebrating its 150 year anniversary. Established in 1870 by William Faught, the North Branch House is one of the oldest buildings in Alpena, and got its name because it was located on the North Branch of the Thunder Bay River. Travelers also referred to it as the Ten Mile House […]

Pantry Superheroes

As anyone who has tapped in to their local food sources knows, sometimes you end up with a fridge full of fantastic produce, ready to spoil if you don’t get a move on. Or you have one vegetable that looked so right at the farmers market, but now is left in that place in the […]

in Claire Butler, Eat Local, Environment, Find Local Food, Health

Crop Spot: Fennel

A member of the Umbelliferae family, fennel is a cooler season vegetable crop related to carrots, dill, parsley, and cilantro. It has a mild, sweet licorice (or anise) flavor with broad appeal, even among black licorice avoiders. In the Garden: Fennel, a native to Mediterranean climates, prefers full sun and well drained soil for growing. […]

in Agriculture, Crop Spot, Find Local Food, Health, Recipes

Building Healthy Places: Connecting our Communities to Good Food

For the past 9 months, Taste the Local Difference has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to implement the Building Healthy Places (BHP) Program. Through this program, the TLD team has connected 22 businesses and community organizations in Northeast and Southeast Michigan to funding and technical assistance for healthy food […]

Chamomile Pickled Carrots

“I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter! “One table-spoonful to be taken at bedtime.” –Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter Here’s a quick recipe to put your carrots to bed with some […]

in Agriculture, Recipes

The Brinery: Tempeh is Back!

The Brinery (Ann Arbor, MI) aims to nourish the community with traditionally fermented foods, such as hot sauces, sauerkrauts, kimchi, and once again, tempeh. Tempeh from the Brinery has been on hiatus since the end of 2017, when they decided to focus on their core vegetable ferments. The Brinery staff, and fans, are excited to […]

in Find Local Food, Specialty Producers, Stories