Local Ingredients

Elixirs: Wellness Cafe Opens in Marquette

“Elixirs had been planned before the pandemic,” Kate Lewandowski, co-owner of Elixirs shares. They intended to open during the beginning of the summer of 2020, but eventually opened in October, only to shut down again that following spring. After a tumultuous start for the business, they are excited to announce they are open and ready […]

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 […]

MEDC Pitch Contest Awards Upper Peninsula Value Added Producers

Another big wave of support has made its way to Upper Peninsula value-added food producers! As economic recovery efforts across Michigan gather momentum, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is continuing to find innovative opportunities to collaborate with local partners to bring critical support and growth opportunities to small businesses. The U.P. Food Processing Pitch […]

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:  […]