October 8, 2021

Know Your Farmer: Finndian Farms

Located near Manistique, Gail and Greg of Finndian Farms care for their land with native plants and restorative agriculture.

September 9, 2021

On Farm Fun in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Slagle’s Family Farm

Stop by Slagle’s Family Farm near Iron Mountain, MI for seasonal flavors from the new farm kitchen, and buy fresh produce and soap while you’re there!

September 9, 2021

Know Your Farmer: Whitney Creek Farm

Whitney Creek Farm in Ironwood, MI raises animals from Berkshire hogs to Icelandic sheep in an ethical manner that promotes good land stewardship.

August 7, 2021

Know your Farmer: North Harvest CSA Farm

It doesn’t matter if you are a Copper Country local or a visiting Michigander just admiring the Upper Peninsula, North Harvest CSA Farm’s Tuesday on-farm stand is a…

July 7, 2021

Elixirs: Wellness Cafe Opens in Marquette

“Elixirs had been planned before the pandemic,” Kate Lewandowski, co-owner of Elixirs shares. They intended to open during the beginning of the summer of 2020, but eventually opened…

July 6, 2021

Visit St. Ignace, Your Home Port

Mackinac Island sees over a million travelers each season from Michigan and beyond! There is plenty to choose from on the island, from Mission Point Resort to Ryba’s…

June 9, 2021

Michigan’s Only Cooperatively Owned Brewery Releases Brews in Collaboration with Members

From the Keweenaw Co-op to the Detroit People’s Food Co-op, Michigan is home to many cooperatively owned grocery stores (shoutout to Marquette Food Co-op on celebrating 50 years!)Marquette…

May 11, 2021

MEDC Pitch Contest Awards Upper Peninsula Value Added Producers

Another big wave of support has made its way to Upper Peninsula value-added food producers! As economic recovery efforts across Michigan gather momentum, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation…

April 30, 2021

Strengthening Michigan’s Seafood Industry

Whether it’s haddock or crab from the Atlantic Coast, or a shrimp grown in Michigan (yes, really!), how much seafood do you consume at home every week? During…

March 9, 2021

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…