Tricia Phelps

Crop Spot: Beets

Beets deserve the spotlight for their funky exterior and sweet flavor alone, but add to that their superfood level nutrition, versatility in the kitchen and hearty growing characteristics and it’s easy to see that they’re a truly incredible vegetable. Past enjoying them in the kitchen, you can also use for dying fabrics and for Valentine’s […]

in Agriculture, Crop Spot, DIY, Health, Recipes, Tricia Phelps

Totally Doable Meal Prep Tips for 2021

When I feel a loss of control over the world around me, I long for an actionable solution to stabilize something, anything. That’s where Meal Prep comes in. It’s a time saving, cost effective, type-a satisfying solution to make your life a little bit easier. The key to starting any new habit is to start […]

in Find Local Food, Health, Recipes, Tricia Phelps

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

Redefining Leadership

Imagine a leader of a successful company. They’re probably assertive, right? Have indisputable self confidence, maybe erring on the side of ego, and often lead the company with an iron fist. It’s true, a lot of businesses have leaders that resemble this description, but one thing is likely – the leader you imagined was probably […]

in Jobs, Traverse City, Tricia Phelps

Get a job with Ownership Potential

Elberta is a beautiful, quiet village nestled between Lake Michigan and Betsie Bay. It sits just a mile down the road from Frankfort, one of northern Michigan’s hottest growing destinations. And this just in — its home to an incredible business opportunity you’ve got to hear about!

in Food Trucks, Get Involved, Jobs, Tricia Phelps

Become a Local Food Enthusiast

Did you know that your dollar is multiplied more than three times when you spend it at a local store, than by purchasing at a national chain? Plus, locally grown and produced food packs more of a nutritional punch and it travels fewer miles to your plate, making it better for you and for the […]

in Economy, Find Local Food, Get Involved, Tricia Phelps

Tricia’s Thanksgiving Favorites

Tricia Phelps, our dedicated CEO, started off as an intern with Taste the Local Difference. She evolved into the Operations Director and became the new CEO in 2017. Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities featured a story on Tricia and the path that led her to local food and TLD. Read the story here and learn […]

in Holiday, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Tricia Phelps

TLD and MIFMA Announce Another Year of Partnership

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and Taste the Local Difference (TLD) have a long history of supporting the local food community in Michigan. In 2017, the organizations began partnering to exchange service benefits, providing even more support to the state’s local farms and farmers markets. Participating members/partners of either organization now receive reduced rates […]