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. […]

The UP Food Exchange: A New Online Marketplace

The Upper Peninsula region’s local food council, the U.P. Food Exchange, is fueled by the momentum of individuals, organizations and businesses looking to support more centralized and healthier eating. They are pleased to reveal their new platform for online local food ordering throughout the region. The site officially went live December 1st and after a […]

in Agriculture, Economy, Find Local Food, Upper Peninsula

Introducing Sara! UP Local Food Marketing Rep

We are pleased to introduce our new Central UP Local Food Marketing Rep, Sara Johnson! She is a Milwaukee native who lived in Chicago for nearly a decade before making the move to the true North. In college, she studied advertising and marketing to fuel her entrepreneurial drive. Following that, she spent a handful of years working in […]

in Find Local Food, Upper Peninsula

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

Spice it up with Curried Squash Soup!

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market held their annual winter squash tasting recently lead by Sarah Monte of the Marquette Food Co-op. Our UP Local Food Coordinator, Alex Palzewicz, got a crash course in the plethora of winter squash available in the region. This month’s recipe comes from Sarah herself, and is a great way to […]

in Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Recipes, Upper Peninsula