Benefits of Partnership

Taste the Local Difference supports local food businesses through consultation, advocacy, and local food marketing services. Our partnership fees follow a sliding scale model to offer our services at an appropriate price for all local food businesses. For example, farms pay the least ($50/year) while farmers markets ($100/year) and other local food and drink businesses pay more ($250/year).

Why should you become a TLD partner?

1) Printed business listing in the Local Food Guide

  • Your business receives exposure to 100K+ consumers which improves your brand recognition and connects your business to the broader local food movement.
  • Exposure to the 100K+ annual website visitors.
  • TLD heavily promotes this directory and it is used by our statewide partners to identify businesses that are truly growing, sourcing, and producing here in Michigan. 

2) Highlighted digital listing in the searchable Find Farms & Food Database

  • Exposure to the 100K+ annual website visitors.
  • TLD heavily promotes this directory and it is used by our statewide partners to identify businesses that are truly growing, sourcing, and producing here in Michigan. 
  • Being featured in this directory ensures your business is included in our statewide local food promotional campaigns (Craft Beverage Producers of Michigan, Michigan CSA Farmers, Restaurants that Source Local Food, etc.).
  • A listing lends additional credibility to your businesses.

3) Access to TLD staff to assist with business connections, marketing strategy, website or online marketplace development, and a lot more!

  • Tools and resources for how to network with peer local food businesses.
  • 90% of our partners are highly satisfied with our marketing support and 100% would recommend TLD marketing services to another business.
  • 32% of our partners say that TLD’s digital marketing support will increase their revenues by more than $10,000.
  • TLD’s blog receives 30K+ views a year. Partners receive priority for features in our free or low-cost blog opportunities and are able to purchase their own blog post at any time.

5) Free quarterly marketing emails

  • Easy, proven and actionable tips that will help you improve your marketing strategy.

6) Support of a statewide local food marketing campaign

  • Partnership dollars increase your audience while supporting TLD’s overall work to grow the demand for Michigan grown, produced and made food and beverages. Want to learn more about the food systems work your partnership supports? Send us an email at [email protected] 

Taste the Local Difference is committed to serving local food business partners across Michigan. Learn more about our Partnerships.