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 […]

As Fresh as Possible: Garden 2 Table Dinner Series

Are you ready to experience a culinary adventure like no other and enjoy fresh produce created in the backyard of northern Michigan? TC Community Garden is hosting a series of local dinners this Summer that will give you the opportunity to enjoy a communal dinner with friends in a community garden, enjoy produce that is […]

Taste the Local Difference Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity

About Taste the Local Difference: Taste the Local Difference® is Michigan’s local food marketing agency.  It is a social enterprise of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities. Our Mission: TLD helps food businesses and the communities they serve benefit from the economic value of local food, while ensuring that fresh, healthy, local food is available to all consumers. […]

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