Pittsfield Township Farmers Market Virtual Cooking Demo Series

The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is hosting a virtual cooking demo series! Local chefs will perform a seasonal cooking demonstration through Facebook live videos each month. By going virtual, all are welcome to view these demos safely from their homes and encouraged to stock up at the Pittsfield Township Farmers Market or their local market. […]

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4 Ways to Store Summer Berries

At the farmers market, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries abound. A visit to the local U-pick farm is an essential item on the weekend agenda. As we hit peak berry season, make the most of the harvest by properly storing these delicious, nutrient-packed fruits. 

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Quick Pickles: Meal Prep Hero

Pickling is one of my favorite ways to celebrate seasonal produce. The process is simple, quick, and almost mess-free. Pickled vegetables are great to have on hand in the fridge for an easy flavor boost on salads, sandwiches, tacos, or rice dishes. It’s fun to experiment with different combinations of vegetables, herbs, and spices and […]

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Get to Know our Summer Interns

We are excited to host three great interns this summer! In northern Michigan, we have Emily Lesky as our Community Health Intern and Julia Linder as our Communications and Outreach Intern. In Southeast Michigan, Travertine Garcia is our Community Health Intern. These amazing ladies will help Taste the Local Difference further our mission of educating […]

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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 […]