Make Food Not Waste: Feeding 5000

“Real poverty is the belief that the purpose of life is acquiring wealth and owning things. Real wealth is not the possession of property but the recognition that our deepest need, as human beings, is to keep developing our natural and acquired powers to relate to other human beings.” – Grace Lee Boggs Make Food […]

in CoVID-19, Detroit, Ederique Goudia

Safely Combatting the Winter Covid Blues

As the days continue to shorten and temperatures continue to drop, seasonal affective disorder affects many people in Michigan during the winter. This on top of the stress related to the coronavirus, can make what should be the most wonderful time of the year, into one of the most stressful times of the year. Fortunately, […]

in CoVID-19, Health

Proud Mitten Shared Kitchen forges connections: Majer Family Farms & Poppa’s gourmet Hot Sauce

Marlo Bendon, founder and owner of Proud Mitten Shared Kitchen, in Plymouth, loves connecting people. And when those connections involve local food, she loves fostering them even more. Proud Mitten exists to grow the food culture in southeast Michigan by offering certified safe kitchen space to local makers who want to get their product on […]

in Agriculture, Elizabeth Pearce, Find Local Food

Crop Spot: Potatoes

I’m a potato kind of person. Not only is the tuber ingrained in my personal heritage of a Midwestern girl with Irish ancestry, I am one to know where to get the best fry in town, and be absolutely comforted by a mashed potato ‘volcano’ with gravy spilling over the side.

in Claire Butler, Crop Spot, Learn More, Recipes

A Love Letter to Restaurants

Dear Chefs, Cooks, Front and Back of House and all Hospitality Workers…  This is for you.  You’ve always been creative. We’ve seen it and admired it for years. From the flavors on the plate to making the most out of your kitchen food scraps, you’re always thinking outside of the box. This year, however, required […]

in CoVID-19, Economy, Find Local Food, Restaurant

The Lesson

This post was originally published in 2019/2020 Winter Issue of The Boardman Review. You’ll find an excerpt below, with a great winter cocktail recipe and link to find the full story! “I’m a seer of things and feelings and people, I consider how it’s going to make someone feel, what connections they’ll experience, each distinct flavor they’ll taste — I don’t take that lightly.” says Barbara Saxton, […]

in Drinks, Find Local Food, Recipes

7 Easy Ways to Safely Support Local Food Businesses this Winter

Winter is coming and, with it, local food businesses are bracing for impact. As we cozy up and stay safe at home, our beloved restaurants and shops are navigating the need to pivot, yet again. “There’s an upcoming season of hustling hard, reinventing, celebrating small joys, and unfortunately, suffering some substantial losses,” says Lauren Bloom […]

Fermentation as Preservation

This year, everyone is concerned with staying healthy — and staying occupied. One way people are experimenting in the kitchen is through food preservation. Fermentation is an age-old practice of keeping food edible for longer which brings additional health benefits from bacteria, fungi and yeasts. These microbes are good for our gut microbiome (which controls […]

in CoVID-19, Drinks, Learn More, Recipes