Health

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 […]

in Drinks, Elizabeth Pearce, Health, Kelly Wilson, Specialty Producers

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

Safely Combatting the Winter Covid Blues

As the days continue to shorten and temperatures continue to drop, seasonal affective disorder affects many people in Michigan during the winter. This on top of the stress related to the coronavirus, can make what should be the most wonderful time of the year, into one of the most stressful times of the year. Fortunately, […]

in CoVID-19, Health

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 […]

Crop Spot: Pumpkins

Each year, I look for the Great Pumpkin at every farm stand, at every grocery store, and in every field. I love to collect different varieties of these joyful gourds. They find their way into recipes and onto my doorstep, and spark so much joy. So what should we know about the Cucurbitaceae family of […]

in Claire Butler, Crop Spot, Find Local Food, Health

Using SNAP/EBT at the Farmers Market

Due to the global pandemic, Michigan’s statewide food insecurity rate is predicted to increase from 13.6% to 21% by the end of the year.1 Food pantries and emergency food sites are feeling the impact of this increased need. Food Gatherers, a Washtenaw county hunger relief agency, has reported a 30-300% increase in people seeking assistance […]

in CoVID-19, Dairy, Economy, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Health

Summer Staycation Idea: Camping Recipes & Yoga Practice

Around this time of year, Cat Stenberg (200-ERYT, 500-ERYT, YACEP) of Dandelion Yoga, hosts an off-grid yoga retreat on Grand Island in the Upper Peninsula. Located just outside Munising, Grand Island is a National Recreation Area that boasts beaches, dunes, bike trails, hiking, camping and cabins.  With no cars allowed on the island, yogis pack […]

in Find Local Food, Health, Recipes, Sara Johnson, Upper Peninsula

Pantry Superheroes

As anyone who has tapped in to their local food sources knows, sometimes you end up with a fridge full of fantastic produce, ready to spoil if you don’t get a move on. Or you have one vegetable that looked so right at the farmers market, but now is left in that place in the […]

in Claire Butler, Eat Local, Environment, Find Local Food, Health