Quick Pickles for Fall

Spice up your autumn meals with pickled fresno chiles! Not up for the heat? Try out these recipes from Chef Andy Elliot of Modern Bird Bakery for some of our other fall favorites: carrots, kohlrabi, cauliflower, and beets.

in Farmers Markets, Recipes, Traverse City

Crop Spot: Romanesco

Romanesco hits a sweet spot for me as a nutrition science geek. It is beautiful, nutritious and delicious, but best of all, the chartreuse buds spiral into Fibonacci sequence fractals. What more could you want, except for maybe some ideas on how to prepare it? 

in Agriculture, Crop Spot, Eat Local, Find Local Food, Mieko Diener

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 […]

Healthy Habits Sprouting at Platte River Head Start!

The Head Start classrooms over at Platte River in Benzie County are instilling healthy habits in kids with help from Taste the Local Difference (TLD). Through the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) grant, this partnership is using funds to incorporate nutrition education into the Head Start curriculum. Kim Micham and Debra Rafferty at Platte River Head […]

in Find Local Food, Get Involved, Health, Marissa Natzke, Recipes

Fighting Food Waste One Plate at a Time

Did you know that nearly 40% of the food produced in the United States ends up in the landfill? And about 95% of this discarded food ends up in landfills or combustion facilities where it contributes significantly to greenhouse gas production. If global food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third largest […]

in Food Waste, Get Involved, Health, Kelly Wilson