Cherry Everything

When you step into Benjamin Twiggs, you are greeted with the most heavenly aroma… locally roasted Cherry Vanilla Coffee… the coffee of the day. Your eyes are drawn to the wall of cherry products to your right. After a few steps, you are welcomed with a friendly hello by our staff… today it is Monica. […]

Cookbook or rule book? Amical Opts Local

Amical has been open since 1994, but I first became truly conscious of the local food availability in the late 90’s. Amical started to take off when we dropped the quick service cafeteria concept completely in 2001. Our menu began to evolve and the Cookbook Dinner Series was getting some attention. The popularity of the […]

in Dave Denison, Event, Find Local Food, Guest Post, Stories

Serve a Local Turkey this Thanksgiving

There are plenty of local products to incorporate into your Thanksgiving meal like brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, homemade pies and more! Don’t forget, you can use the TLD Find Food & Farms page to get more information on the local sources for these ingredients. To save you some time, we’ve already made a list of […]

in Find Local Food, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Tricia Phelps

Shetler Family Dairy welcomes all, to 16th Annual Event

Shetler milk became a local staple in northwest Michigan soon after the family began bottling and distributing to retail stores sixteen years ago. George and Sally Shetler raised their five children on the farm in Kalkaska, Michigan which they’ve owned since 1979. Their quality product offerings continue to make the family-run business grow, but its […]

in Event, Find Local Food, Tricia Phelps

Ending Food Waste – Feeding People

The amount of food wasted in our nation is stunning. “In the United States, 31 percent — or 133 billion pounds — of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply at the retail and consumer levels in 2010 went uneaten,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From the point of view of […]

in Bill Palladino, Find Local Food, Food Policy, Food Waste