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Taste the Diaspora Detroit Celebrates Foods of the African Diaspora for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, three local food entrepreneurs are launching an initiative called  Taste the Diaspora Detroit (TDD). This celebration of Africa’s contribution to American cuisine will showcase the diverse foods of the African Diaspora through culinary storytelling. Throughout February, folks in the Detroit area can order weekly-diaspora themed dishes created by a […]

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 […]

Local Pottery for Your Local Food

A quick who’s who for who’s making local food look good: these Michigan potters are making mugs that will make your local coffee taste even better, and practical dinnerware that goes seamlessly with a CSA-inspired dinner.   In Northwest Michigan: Laura Brown of Lou Pottery in Leelanau County is making colanders that are perfect for summertime […]

in Claire Butler, Find Local Food, Specialty Producers

Crop Spot: Rutabaga

Rutabaga is an underappreciated winter root vegetable, often just noted for its funny name. While it may not seem special compared to other winter delights like potatoes and beets, rutabaga provides some memories of spring turnips. Rutabaga is a Brassica, related to some other winter favorites like cabbage, kale, and collard greens. Until the 20th […]

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 […]

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

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

A Love Letter to Restaurants

Dear Chefs, Cooks, Front and Back of House and all Hospitality Workers…  This is for you.  You’ve always been creative. We’ve seen it and admired it for years. From the flavors on the plate to making the most out of your kitchen food scraps, you’re always thinking outside of the box. This year, however, required […]

in CoVID-19, Economy, Find Local Food, Restaurant

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, […]

in Drinks, Find Local Food, Recipes