Taste the Local Difference

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 […]

Explore Local Food in Detroit with MoGo 

Hop on one of MoGo’s red cruisers and pedal your way through West Village, Eastern Market, and Midtown’s finest local food businesses. New this year, MoGo, Detroit’s non-profit bike-share organization, is proud to partner with Taste the Local Difference for a featured foodie bike tour. Riders can find the ride in the TOTAGO app by […]

Where to Find your Local Food Guide

It’s early summer in Michigan! And here at Taste the Local Difference, that means one thing: a new edition of our annual Local Food Guide. We’re busy hand delivering our Guides to a local food business near you!  Our Local Food Guide is the ultimate resource for finding local food in your neighborhood, with local […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 Michigan Registered Dietitian Nutritionists You Should Know

March 10th is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day!  RDNs are nutrition experts with extensive science backgrounds and training that support individuals and communities in becoming their healthiest selves. They work in a variety of settings, such as community health departments, hospitals, long term care facilities, schools, private clinics, retail stores and farms.  The nutrition […]

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 […]