Winter Wellness: From the Inside Out

Caring for your body is crucial year-round, but it’s especially important during the winter months. This time of year can take a toll on our bodies. Eating healthy can feel more difficult, getting outside to move when it’s dark and cold can feel challenging, and cold and dryness can irritate your skin. But maintaining wellness […]

in Drinks, Elizabeth Pearce, Health, Kelly Wilson, Specialty Producers

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

Cozy Winter Meals: Boosting Nutrition in Winter

Michigan winter can feel long and grey. While there may be less variety in food grown around the state, what is grown makes for some excellent comfort food. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and swiss chard, combine with other ingredients to create fabulous nutrient-dense dishes.  Check out some of the dishes below that incorporate winter seasonal ingredients. […]

in Find Local Food, Health, Recipes

Winter Sweetness: Candy Greens

As our state becomes blanketed in snow, it is easy to think life on the farm grinds to halt. Fortunately for us eaters, however, many farmers utilize hoophouses (aka high tunnels or passive solar greenhouses) to grow a variety of cold hardy winter greens: collards, kale, and spinach are commonly available year round. If you’re […]

in Eat Local, Find Local Food, Health, Kelly Wilson, Recipes

Looking Ahead to the Growing Season

Michigan winters, particularly those here in the UP region, don’t allow for much production. Even those individuals who have been able to bridge the gap with season extension find themselves unable to do much in the blistering months of January and February. So, what are our local farmers up to at times like these? Catching […]

in Alex Palzewicz, Find Local Food, Retail