Cozy Winter Meals: Boosting Nutrition in Winter

Michigan winter can feel long and grey. While there may be less variety in food grown around the state, what is grown makes for some excellent comfort food. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and swiss chard, combine with other ingredients to create fabulous nutrient-dense dishes.  Check out some of the dishes below that incorporate winter seasonal ingredients. […]

in Find Local Food, Health, Recipes

Take a Hike! with Dreamgoats

The cold weather is arriving in Michigan, but that doesn’t stop Dreamgoats from enjoying the great, wintry outdoors. Since July of this year and throughout November and December, a herd of five fun-loving, floppy-eared Nubian goats are sharing their walks with anyone who wants to join them. A hike through forty acres of woods, marsh […]

in Agriculture, Environment, Grand Rapids, West Michigan

UP Food Summits: Linking the Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula Food Exchange (UPFE) is a network of individuals working to support and expand our local food system. I have the privilege of participating in UPFE in two roles. One is as the U.P. Local Food Coordinator for Taste the Local Difference. The other is as the Market Manager for the UPFE online […]

in Agriculture, Event, Upper Peninsula

Dressing Winter Greens

As temperatures drop and snow flies, I crave colorful food. A favorite source this time of year is frost kissed, tender, baby greens. Their bright leaves are a welcome relief on grey days and their candy-like sweetness keeps me wanting to eat my vegetables. Usually, I eat these winter treats unencumbered with seasonings or dressings […]

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

Apple Pie with Modern Bird Bakery

Modern Bird Bakery is a husband and wife team out of Traverse City, MI. They produce a variety of delicious scones, breads, morning buns, and of course, pies! We joined with The Four to give some tips for holiday baking (Here’s the clip). Don’t forget to pre-order your Thanksgiving pie from them at modernbirdbakery.com!

in Find Local Food, Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

We love Thanksgiving. Over the years, we’ve shared so many recipes that are perfect for this food-centric holiday, it seemed like it was time to put them all in one spot. Check out some of our tried & true seasonal recipes.

in Find Local Food, Holiday, Recipes