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What’s Cookin’? Genisys Credit Union & Taste the Local Difference® partner to bring cooking demonstrations to local farmers markets

Genisys Credit Union is proud to announce a partnership with Taste the Local Difference® to bring “What’s Cookin’?” cooking demonstrations to Metro Detroit farmers markets this season. Each cooking demo will feature a unique recipe from a local chef with ingredients shoppers can find at the farmers market. Plus, market goers will get to enjoy […]

Explore Local Food in Detroit with MoGo 

Hop on one of MoGo’s red cruisers and pedal your way through West Village, Eastern Market, and Midtown’s finest local food businesses. New this year, MoGo, Detroit’s non-profit bike-share organization, is proud to partner with Taste the Local Difference for a featured foodie bike tour. Riders can find the ride in the TOTAGO app by […]

A Mighty Sunday Market: Redford Township Market at the Marquee

Situated within walking distance of city and county parks, The Redford Township Market at the Marquee offers an outdoor farmers market with the comforts of indoor shopping provided by its unique open air design. Beginning June 20th and running through October 17th, the farmers market will be open for shopping each Sunday from 10:00 am. […]

Introducing Market Wagon: Bringing the Farmers Market to your Door

The past year has seen its fair share of new online ordering systems and doorstep delivery services in and outside of the local food system. Very few of these tools, however, combine an exclusive focus on local food with the ease of online ordering and the convenience of delivery. The exception is Market Wagon– an […]

Where to Find your Local Food Guide

It’s early summer in Michigan! And here at Taste the Local Difference, that means one thing: a new edition of our annual Local Food Guide. We’re busy hand delivering our Guides to a local food business near you!  Our Local Food Guide is the ultimate resource for finding local food in your neighborhood, with local […]

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 […]

Fresh Food Box Program Increases Access to Fresh Produce and Supports Farm’s Viability

Many local food businesses, including farms and farmers markets, added e-commerce platforms to safely connect with their customers throughout the pandemic. At the same time, food insecurity increased across the country and more consumers in Michigan became eligible for food assistance benefits (SNAP/EBT). Unfortunately, SNAP benefits are not able to be used in online payments […]