Les Cheneaux Culinary School: Cultivating Culinary & Local Food Culture

Les Cheneaux Culinary School (LCCS), located in Hessel, was brought to life in September of 2014 by the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation (LCCF), a group of individuals who hoped to grow their local economy by championing a farm-to-table focused vocational school.  Students begin in the fall by visiting local farms and harvesting their own ingredients. […]

Looking Ahead to the Growing Season

Michigan winters, particularly those here in the UP region, don’t allow for much production. Even those individuals who have been able to bridge the gap with season extension find themselves unable to do much in the blistering months of January and February. So, what are our local farmers up to at times like these? Catching […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Find Local Food, Retail

Say Hey to the Yooper, eh?

Excuse me if my writing feels a bit exhausted, walking fifteen miles uphill in two feet of snow, just to get wi-fi for this post has drained me. Gottcha! It’s hard not to joke, but I am happy to report that I am actually warm in my home, with indoor plumbing and all. Although, we […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Economy, Find Local Food, Get Involved

Eating Locally This Winter –Even in the UP

It’s already snowed here in the U.P. a handful of times. The farmers markets have closed down until next year or retreated inside, but that doesn’t mean the season for eating locally has ended. It is possible to enjoy local food year-round, even in the U.P. The Marq, a restaurant and bar in Marquette, is […]

in Find Local Food, Melissa Orzechowski, Restaurant