Local Ingredients

Strengthening Michigan’s Seafood Industry

Whether it’s haddock or crab from the Atlantic Coast, or a shrimp grown in Michigan (yes, really!), how much seafood do you consume at home every week? During a normal year, how many times did you order seafood at a restaurant? According to Chris Chase of SeafoodSource, “In 2019, foodservice and retail seafood sales both […]

Crop Spot: Asparagus

During Michigan springtime, one of the first vegetables you’ll find available in your garden and at the farmers market is asparagus! This versatile veggie can be prepared in a variety of ways: raw, steamed, grilled, roasted, or sautéed, which makes it a great choice for an easy and healthy addition to any meal. Keep your […]

Spring 2021 Cookbook: Ruffage by Abra Berens

Spring is all about the excitement of fresh vegetables heading back to farmers markets and farm stands, and we’ve chosen a book to highlight the excitement of cooking with vegetables! Ruffage by Abra Berens explores springtime seasonal eats like sunchokes, radishes, ramps and asparagus, and is perfect for our Spring Cookbook Club!  About the Author:  […]

Reduce Food Waste and Stock your Fridge with Hungry Harvest

Are you stuck in a weekly dinner plan rut? After months of cooking at home, it’s easy to fall into a routine with what you get at the grocery store to what you make at home. If your dinnertime playlist could use a reboot, try refreshing your meal plan with fresh produce. Hungry Harvest helps […]

Cut Down on Waste: Chicken Liver Mousse

Meat production in this country is heavily industrialized. The industry meets consumer demand by producing high volumes of only a few popular cuts from the entire animal, often wasting the rest. Chicken breasts, for instance, are so profitable that they finance all other parts of the bird, including the legs and wings.  But, this doesn’t […]

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 […]