Why Should your Farm be Certified Naturally Grown?

No GMOs, no pesticides, no synthetic fertilizers and a strong commitment to the natural world. Does this sound like your farm? Then you could be eligible to become Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). This certification is specifically designed for farmers who grow food for their local communities by working in harmony with nature, and covers produce, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ojibwe Chef Reclaims “Food as Medicine” through Indigenized, Accessible Food

Chef Cam Stott is using traditional Native foods to remind people that food is medicine and that Native people are still here, through his new project Thirteen Moons Kitchen. He ran Jiibaakwaan Foods catering and personal chef services for two years, until last year, when he realized the community needs to be involved.  Later this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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3 Ways to Stay Healthy and Shop Local with Edson Farms

Edson Farms helps their community with wellness, and features local products on their shelves to achieve that mission. This Traverse City store has brought wholesome, sustainable and allergen-friendly options for more than 40 years. Here are just some of the reasons we love shopping for a healthy lifestyle at Edson Farms! Local Produce and Products  […]