Agriculture

Farm Estar: New App Connects Consumers to Farmers

Sonny Singh loves attending his local farmers market, but often missed the opportunity due to his work running a restaurant.  “Knowing other people must have the same problem, the idea for Farm Estar was born,” says Singh. ” I want farmers and consumers to have the ability to reap the benefits of farmers markets regardless […]

in Agriculture, Eat Local, Find Local Food

A Guide to Apple Varieties

Fall is here! And with that comes the endless varieties of apples! According to Cultivate Michigan, the Mitten state is the third largest producer of apples, after Washington and New York! As one of our most valuable crops, we produce nearly $500,000,000 worth of apples annually. A Few Favorite Varieties Honeycrisp One of the most […]

in Agriculture, Emma Beauchamp, Environment, Find Local Food, Recipes

Foraging and Cultivating of Fungi

There is more to mushrooms than your average portobello! Each week, the owner of Mycophile’s Garden, Chris Swinson, fills his table with a rainbow of fungi at the Fulton St Farmers Market in Grand Rapids. All of the delicious mushrooms were either cultivated by Swinson, other local mushroom growers like Bankson Lake Farm, or foraged […]

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The New Normal: Local Farms and Businesses Collaborate

As the global COVID-19 pandemic wears on, farms and businesses are continuing to adapt. One exciting facet of these adaptations are new collaborations between farms, restaurants, and other businesses all working to support themselves–and one another. In southeast Michigan, these new collaborations are taking many forms. 

Groundwork Center Hosts Harvest at Home

Community connection. Who’s not craving that these days, as the words, “social distancing” become far too much a part of our lexicon! Well, here’s a dose of safe, but rich, community connection that we know you’ll love. Set aside October 10, at 6 p.m., to join in on Groundwork’s Harvest at Home online celebration. The […]

in Agriculture, Benefit, Event, farm-to-table, Find Local Food

Freeze in Summer Flavor

The time is now or never to preserve your favorite flavors of local summer produce. While I am certainly not ready for a cold freeze just yet, I am all about freezing up summer bounty, particularly all the tomatoes and berries, to enjoy throughout the winter months. Freezing is just about the simplest thing you […]

in Agriculture, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Tricia Phelps

Crop Spot: Tomatoes

It’s tomato season and tomatoes are everywhere! There are dozens of varieties of tomatoes, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors—even purple! Easy to grow and even easier to eat in a variety of different ways, Tomato season is certainly something to celebrate!

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2020 Michigan Good Food Summit: Moving Forward with Equity and Resilience

Since 2010, people across the state and country have gathered at the Michigan Good Food Summit to network, share, reflect, and learn about good food work happening in Michigan. This year, the 2020 Michigan Good Food Summit will be a series of virtual gatherings bringing together people from across the state to celebrate achievements and […]

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