Health

Move Over Chia…there is a New Superfood in Town!

Move over chia, step aside quinoa, it’s time for hemp seeds to take center stage! These small but mighty seeds are a nutritional powerhouse. They contain all 9-essential amino acids which means that, unlike most grains or seeds, hemp is a complete protein. Pair that with hemp’s high rate of protein digestibility and you have […]

in Farmers Markets, Guest Post, Health, Laura Noble

Healthy Kids Week: April 23-27

TLD would like all Michigan kids to have access to fresh, tasty and local foods.  Over the last year we’ve been inspired by the level of engagement we’ve had making these goals a reality at worksites, schools and other community organizations across Michigan.

in Find Local Food, Get Involved, Health, Paula Martin

Is Your Farm FSMA Compliant?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The goal of this legislation is prevent contamination of food produced in the United States before foodborne illness outbreaks occur. The Produce Safety Rule of FSMA has huge implications for many growers across the state. This year, compliance […]

Fighting Food Waste One Plate at a Time

Did you know that nearly 40% of the food produced in the United States ends up in the landfill? And about 95% of this discarded food ends up in landfills or combustion facilities where it contributes significantly to greenhouse gas production. If global food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third largest […]

in Food Waste, Get Involved, Health, Kelly Wilson

Linking the Message: Heart Health Month and Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February is Heart Health Month and also includes Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Heart Health is a primary concern for those with disordered eating patterns. Disordered eating can cause heart health to suffer. The links are clear: • The restriction of calories, food, and beverages causes rapid weight loss, and malnutrition, leading to accelerated muscle loss, and […]

in Health, Paula Martin