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On Farm Fun in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Slagle’s Family Farm

Slagle’s Family Farm, a staple of the Central Upper Peninsula Farming Community, is dedicates themselves to providing good food to their region. Owners Jennifer and Jason Slagle moved to their property in 2001 and began growing a wide variety of crops along with raising pigs and sheep. They officially started farming in 2009 and their […]

MEDC Pitch Contest Awards Upper Peninsula Value Added Producers

Another big wave of support has made its way to Upper Peninsula value-added food producers! As economic recovery efforts across Michigan gather momentum, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is continuing to find innovative opportunities to collaborate with local partners to bring critical support and growth opportunities to small businesses. The U.P. Food Processing Pitch […]

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

New Jobs in Northeast Michigan & The Upper Peninsula

Date:  January 6th, 2016 Contact: Tricia Phelps,, (877) 562-2539 Taste the Local Difference creates jobs, hires new staff members in Northeast Michigan & the Upper Peninsula Taste the Local Difference® (TLD) is a local food and farm marketing agency, with a mission to sell more local food in the communities they serve. The TLD program […]

in Press Release, Tricia Phelps

Celebrating Unique Michigan Fruits

The great state of Michigan is home to a wide variety of wonderful fruits to find at the farmers market, local grocery store, or even to go pick yourself. Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, apples… you name the fruit and it’s likely grown in Michigan! This month, we’re celebrating some of Michigan’s lesser known fruits: saskatoons, pawpaws, […]