Drinks

Got (Raw) Milk?

In 1948, Michigan became the first state to mandate that all milk sold to consumers be pasteurized. Pasteurization is the process of heating the milk to sterilize out any harmful bacteria, making it last longer and less prone to causing disease. This process became popular in the late 1800s, in response to a public health […]

Highlight on Healthy Eating: National Nutrition Month

Michigan companies make it easy to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Here are our suggestions for keeping a healthy lifestyle while choosing local!  Make your smoothie routine as smooth as possible with Purple Beet As Purple Beet’s most popular flavor, the Blueberry + Hemp smoothie pack combines cherries and blueberries with the plant powered protein from […]

Michigan Gifts for Your Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Stumped on what to give your Valentine this Sunday? Need inspiration for a romantic gift for an upcoming birthday celebration? Check out our local sources for great gift stops: For the partner who loves to snack:  Head to North Country Candy and Gifts and sign your special someone up for a subscription for candy corn […]

Winter Wellness: From the Inside Out

Caring for your body is crucial year-round, but it’s especially important during the winter months. This time of year can take a toll on our bodies. Eating healthy can feel more difficult, getting outside to move when it’s dark and cold can feel challenging, and cold and dryness can irritate your skin. But maintaining wellness […]

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The Lesson

This post was originally published in 2019/2020 Winter Issue of The Boardman Review. You’ll find an excerpt below, with a great winter cocktail recipe and link to find the full story! “I’m a seer of things and feelings and people, I consider how it’s going to make someone feel, what connections they’ll experience, each distinct flavor they’ll taste — I don’t take that lightly.” says Barbara Saxton, […]

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7 Easy Ways to Safely Support Local Food Businesses this Winter

Winter is coming and, with it, local food businesses are bracing for impact. As we cozy up and stay safe at home, our beloved restaurants and shops are navigating the need to pivot, yet again. “There’s an upcoming season of hustling hard, reinventing, celebrating small joys, and unfortunately, suffering some substantial losses,” says Lauren Bloom […]