Press Release

Fresh Food Box Program Increases Access to Fresh Produce and Supports Farm’s Viability

Many local food businesses, including farms and farmers markets, added e-commerce platforms to safely connect with their customers throughout the pandemic. At the same time, food insecurity increased across the country and more consumers in Michigan became eligible for food assistance benefits (SNAP/EBT). Unfortunately, SNAP benefits are not able to be used in online payments […]

Moving U.P. Food Businesses Online

We are excited to announce that Taste the Local Difference has partnered with the Upper Peninsula Small Business and Development Center (SBDC) to offer 20 U.P. food and farming businesses online sales and marketing support!  Upper Peninsula small businesses, like the rest of the state, have been thrown a lot of curveballs, to put it […]

Upcoming Michigan Virtual CSA Fair! 2/26

The Michigan Statewide CSA Network, a collaboration between Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), MSU Extension, and Taste the Local Difference, is excited to announce their upcoming Michigan virtual CSA Fair on February 26th. Those that would like to learn more about what a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is, what their options are, and […]

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Shop Local Online : Michigan Local Gift Guide

We are proud to release our annual holiday gift guide. This year, you can find delicious, useful, and of course, LOCAL, items that make for great gifts at michiganlocalgiftguide.com. Organized by categories, it’s easy to find the perfect present for anyone on your list, whether they have a sweet tooth or enjoy relaxing with a glass of Michigan […]

Introducing 2 New Local Food Coordinators

We are excited to introduce our two new employees at Taste the Local Difference. Annaliese Brown will serve as a West Michigan Local Food Coordinator out of Grand Rapids. Devon Wilson will serve as a Southwest Michigan Local Food Coordinator out of Battle Creek. Get to know our two new employees below!

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PRESS RELEASE: edibleWOW Magazine and Taste The Local Difference Present Cooking Demo Series at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market

FOR EXCLUSIVE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie Willette May 9, 2018 Phone: (734) 794-6255 Email: [email protected] edibleWOW Magazine and Taste The Local Difference Present Cooking Demo Series at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market Ann Arbor Chefs Focus on Products Fresh from the Farmers that Come to the Market Ann Arbor, MI  – The third Wednesday of each […]

TLD and MIFMA Announce Another Year of Partnership

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and Taste the Local Difference (TLD) have a long history of supporting the local food community in Michigan. In 2017, the organizations began partnering to exchange service benefits, providing even more support to the state’s local farms and farmers markets. Participating members/partners of either organization now receive reduced rates […]

FEAST – Food Entrepreneur Accelerator and Start Up Terminal – To Launch in Inkster

DETROIT – OCT. 19, 2017 – A new initiative to help burgeoning Michigan food business entrepreneurs boost production and growth is set to begin. FEAST, LLC, which stands for Food Entrepreneur Accelerator and Start Up Terminal, is a co-packing program, developed by Eastern Market Corp. (EMC), to help local food manufacturing companies grow more quickly. […]