Agriculture

A True Farm to Doorstep CSA: Dancing Meadows Homestead

Close to the St. Clair river and spotted with idyllic campsites, the Dancing Meadows Homestead began when Martin and Melodee Beals left corporate life in favor of bringing fresh, affordable food to the people of Southeast Michigan. Now, they run a pesticide, synthetic chemical and GMO free farm, which is reaching their community with a […]

Grow with Us: Fisheye Farms

Nestled in the Core City neighborhood of Detroit, Andy Chae and Amy Eckert of Fisheye Farms operate a bountiful urban farm, community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and farm stand. After spending several months working on an organic farm in Brazil in 2014, the owners returned to Detroit to start their own farm. They began with […]

Proud Mitten Shared Kitchen forges connections: Majer Family Farms & Poppa’s gourmet Hot Sauce

Marlo Bendon, founder and owner of Proud Mitten Shared Kitchen, in Plymouth, loves connecting people. And when those connections involve local food, she loves fostering them even more. Proud Mitten exists to grow the food culture in southeast Michigan by offering certified safe kitchen space to local makers who want to get their product on […]

in Agriculture, Elizabeth Pearce, Find Local Food

Finding Strength in Seeds

I’d like to preface this article with a land acknowledgment.  We stand here on the stolen land of the Anishanaabe people, the original and current stewards of Waawiyaataanong (the Detroit area).  In November of 2015, I landed in Detroit with nothing more than a piece of carry-on luggage and a few loose seeds. At the […]

in Agriculture, Detroit, Eat Local, Stories

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 […]

in Agriculture, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Learn More

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