Radiant Radish Recipes

From purple Amethyst and white and spicy Daikon to long and tender D’Avingnon and the show stopping pink and green Watermelon Radish, a variety of radish colors and flavors will meet you this month at the market. These tender spring treats are great dipped in hummus or shaved on a salad, but also offer an […]

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Locally Inspired Dining: Ann Arbor Restaurant Week’s New Local Focus

Restaurant Week is back in Ann Arbor, January 14 – 19, 2018.  This semi-annual event celebrates the incredible Ann Arbor dining scene and allows patrons to experience the wide range of dining options across the city. New this year, Ann Arbor Restaurant Week has partnered with Taste the Local Difference and area farmers to bring […]

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Find it All at Foods for Living

For locals, Foods For Living is a landmark. Maybe they come in for the Lansing area’s only all-organic produce section, the coffee samples, and the friendly staff. (We’d like to think it’s the latter, if we’re being honest. And we are. That’s another reason people keep coming back, probably—honesty.) Perhaps they come for our massive […]

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Giving Back to the Farmers: Argus Farm Stop

Did you know that farmers receive only 17 cents per retail sales dollar (on average) when their food is sold through traditional channels? The remaining 83 cents of this dollar goes to middlemen, distributors, and other players in the food system. Selling direct to consumer (farmers markets, roadside stands, CSA programs, etc.) generates higher margins […]

Produce to the People! : Growing Hope’s Mobile Farm Market

“Every mobile farm market is unique to the community it’s in,” said Erica Bloom, the program director of Growing Hope in Ypsilanti. Through their urban farm demos, in-school programs, farmers markets, and more, Growing Hope offers educational opportunities and greater access to healthy foods in the area.“We have been learning together with our partners in […]

Don’t Forget, the ‘Farmers Market Brunch!’

Media Release For Immediate Release Date: June 13, 2017 Contact: Bailey Samp, events@localdifference.org Don’t Forget, the ‘Farmers Market Brunch!’ TRAVERSE CITY – Summer is here and it’s peak season for local agriculture in our beautiful region. With all the bountiful produce, our local farmers need community support — and lucky for us that support includes […]

Finding Local Food at the Fenton Farmers Market

The Fenton Farmers Market focuses on local produce and artisans. All products must be grown or made in Michigan. Weekly there are from 50 to 70 vendors featuring a huge variety of products such as fresh produce, handmade body products, many talented artisans, a variety of crafted food products, local wine and so much more. The market is […]

Heirloom Tomato Paella

Step away from the pumpkin spice latte!   Yes, our days are getting noticeably shorter and Labor Day is but a memory, but this is when it gets GOOD in Michigan. No other time of the year will gift us with this much fresh local produce. Stores and Farmer’s markets are overflowing with the best of […]

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