Growing Good Habits: Headstart visits Sara Hardy Farmers Market

With support from the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) grant, two Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Head Start programs will be improving their culture around health, local food and classroom nutrition education in the upcoming months. The BHC program focuses on are incorporating nutrition education into their curriculum. They do this by offering hands-on taste tests and […]

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Health

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 […]

Hungry for your next Food Adventure? Explore with Zingerman’s Great American Food Tours!

Zingerman’s Great American Food Tours are designed to highlight iconic American food communities by immersing guests in the local food, culture, and history. What better way to experience a new place, than through taste and the stories of folks who live and love their local food? We’re bringing our love and passion for the Grand […]

in Find Local Food, Guest Post, Janene Centurione

Buchan’s Blueberry Hill

Just as the sun broke the horizon I arrived to Buchan’s Blueberry Hill–the morning dew still fresh on the acres of blueberry bushes. Ben Buchan rode up on his ATV and Lori Buchan stepped out of the industrial kitchen with a welcoming smile. The pair wasted no time in greeting us and offering a tour of their […]

in Farmers Markets, Kyle Huggett, Stories

Results of the New Farm-focused Progamming during NCF

The National Cherry Festival has been a catalyst of activity for Northern Michigan summers for 89 years. Visitors and locals alike are able to enjoy parades, rides, and countless events within the festival that hype up the vibrancy of our already bustling bayside city. This year, keeping in the theme of “Preserving the Tradition”, the […]

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Nick Viox

Farmers Market Brunch – July 4th & 11th, 2015

Traverse City is known as the Cherry Capital of the World. And even before the National Cherry Festival became an official national celebration in 1931, we’ve been celebrating this history. As a part of the new “Farm to Festival” initiative, Taste the Local Difference has been working in coordination with the National Cherry Festival to bring focus […]

in Event, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Tricia Phelps

Norconk Farm

Harry Norconk is weighing asparagus when I arrive at Norconk Farms. Asparagus season is in full swing and he doesn’t have time to sit and chat, so instead we hop onto an RTV and drive out to the fields to pick up crates of freshly harvested asparagus. Driving around the farm we pass acres of […]

in Farmers Markets, Juliana Lisuk, Stories