Cooking with Kids: Curried Chickpea Wraps

Cook along with Pete, George, and Ramona as they prepare some Curried Chickpea Wraps! These gluten-free wraps were an unexpected kid-favorite so don’t be deterred by the big, leafy greens. Curried Chickpea Wraps INGREDIENTS 1 ripe avocado 2 15-ounce cans (1 1/2 cups) chickpeas, drained 1 medium stalk celery, diced 1/2 large bell pepper, diced […]

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Farm Estar: New App Connects Consumers to Farmers

Sonny Singh loves attending his local farmers market, but often missed the opportunity due to his work running a restaurant.  “Knowing other people must have the same problem, the idea for Farm Estar was born,” says Singh. ” I want farmers and consumers to have the ability to reap the benefits of farmers markets regardless […]

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A Guide to Apple Varieties

Fall is here! And with that comes the endless varieties of apples! According to Cultivate Michigan, the Mitten state is the third largest producer of apples, after Washington and New York! As one of our most valuable crops, we produce nearly $500,000,000 worth of apples annually. A Few Favorite Varieties Honeycrisp One of the most […]

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Foraging and Cultivating of Fungi

There is more to mushrooms than your average portobello! Each week, the owner of Mycophile’s Garden, Chris Swinson, fills his table with a rainbow of fungi at the Fulton St Farmers Market in Grand Rapids. All of the delicious mushrooms were either cultivated by Swinson, other local mushroom growers like Bankson Lake Farm, or foraged […]

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The New Normal: Local Farms and Businesses Collaborate

As the global COVID-19 pandemic wears on, farms and businesses are continuing to adapt. One exciting facet of these adaptations are new collaborations between farms, restaurants, and other businesses all working to support themselves–and one another. In southeast Michigan, these new collaborations are taking many forms. 

Groundwork Center Hosts Harvest at Home

Community connection. Who’s not craving that these days, as the words, “social distancing” become far too much a part of our lexicon! Well, here’s a dose of safe, but rich, community connection that we know you’ll love. Set aside October 10, at 6 p.m., to join in on Groundwork’s Harvest at Home online celebration. The […]

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All Things Local: Yooper Jambalaya

During a normal year, the Marquette Food Co-op regularly hosts food demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes. However, this year, they are hosting these events virtually with an area chef, dietitian, or staff member. Their latest virtual cooking class featured Alex Palzewicz, the Market Manager for the Upper Peninsula Food Exchange and TLD’s own Sales Coordinator, […]

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FoodLab Detroit: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Restaurant Industry

“We can either use this crisis as a chance to create a more democratic economy where we’re broadening ownership and wealth, supporting businesses that are grounded in their workers and communities, and trying to build businesses together that are owned by the community like a cooperative, or we continue to do business as usual when […]

Freeze in Summer Flavor

The time is now or never to preserve your favorite flavors of local summer produce. While I am certainly not ready for a cold freeze just yet, I am all about freezing up summer bounty, particularly all the tomatoes and berries, to enjoy throughout the winter months. Freezing is just about the simplest thing you […]

in Agriculture, Farmers Markets, Find Local Food, Tricia Phelps