Sparkling Holiday Desserts & Libations

With temperatures starting to plummet in Michigan, begins the never-ending question of how will we source local ingredients throughout these fiercely cold months? What can we include in our meals that will allow us to support the local economy in the most brutal of seasons? And resoundingly, desserts appear, again and again. Opportunities abound for […]

in Dairy, Find Local Food, Holiday, Holiday Guide, Recipes, Wine

Spice it up with Curried Squash Soup!

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market held their annual winter squash tasting recently lead by Sarah Monte of the Marquette Food Co-op. Our UP Local Food Coordinator, Alex Palzewicz, got a crash course in the plethora of winter squash available in the region. This month’s recipe comes from Sarah herself, and is a great way to […]

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Recipes, Upper Peninsula

Crop Spot: Radishes

After months of gray skies and storage vegetables, the first spring crops are a welcome relief for the eyes and the palette. An often underappreciated crop is the humble, but delicious, spring radish. An edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family (it’s cousins are broccoli, kale, collards, and cabbage), radishes come in a variety of […]

in Eat Local, Find Local Food, Kelly Wilson, Learn More, Recipes

Ready, Set, Grill! Summertime Grilled Vegetables

Summer grilling is in full swing!  Local vegetables are ready to join the picnic. Here are our favorite vegetables to throw on the grill: • Carrots • Cauliflower • Corn • Eggplant • Garlic • Green Beans • Mushrooms • Onions • Peppers • Summer squash & zucchini • Potatoes • Asparagus Grilling vegetables is a good way to meet your daily vegetable intake goals […]

Tricia’s Thanksgiving Favorites

Tricia Phelps, our dedicated CEO, started off as an intern with Taste the Local Difference. She evolved into the Operations Director and became the new CEO in 2017. Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities featured a story on Tricia and the path that led her to local food and TLD. Read the story here and learn […]

in Holiday, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Tricia Phelps

Edible WOW: Cooking Fresh this Summer

Protect your health and environment by making conscientious food choices. According to the Center for science in the Public interest, “eating healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way” is important to repair our food system. spending some of your food dollars on food produced locally secures our food system by decreasing pollution from […]

How to Store & Savor the Season

If you’re like me, it’s an exciting time when fall hits home in Michigan. The cooler weather brings out comfortable layers and more of my time is just naturally spent in the kitchen. But as fall sinks in, I really start to feel the need to store and savor the last bits of summer and […]

in Find Local Food, Recipes, Tricia Phelps