October 2, 2017

Packing Up My Knives

“All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.” – Amelia Barr I’ve worked in a few kitchens…

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July 26, 2017

Not In My Back Forty – When Farmers and Neighbors Clash

A farmer I know, let’s call him John, is up late tonight in his orchard. As a Leelanau County farmer, his work requires vigilance. It’s been a wet…

February 5, 2017

On Being OF a Place

ON BEING OF A PLACE By Bill Palladino When people ask me where I’m from, I tell them without hesitation that I’m from the Bronx, New York. The…

January 22, 2017

Good Food; A Path To Intimacy

  By Bill Palladino Food, of its nature, is a social agent. What we eat, where we eat, and with whom help to define our identities as people.…

December 24, 2016

Reclaiming Our Food As Sacred

By Bill Palladino We are deep into the season of sacred traditions. The crisp darkness of winter brings with it many celebrations, each anticipating the light yet to…

September 12, 2016

Reaping What Farmers Have Sown

“Before the reward, there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.” – Ralph Ransom The abundance of northern Michigan’s…

February 16, 2016

Ending Food Waste – Feeding People

The amount of food wasted in our nation is stunning. “In the United States, 31 percent — or 133 billion pounds — of the 430 billion pounds of…

January 8, 2016

TLD Expands Statewide

TLD is expanding its service area to include the entire state of Michigan in 2016.

October 21, 2015

Local Food—Relationships Required

Timothy Young, founder and chef of Food for Thought in Honor, has the same responsibilities and worries as most business leaders. But when it comes to managing relationships…

July 31, 2015

Taste the Local Difference® To Serve Washtenaw County with Think Local First

TRAVERSE CITY – Taste the Local Difference®, Michigan’s local-food branding and marketing program, is adding Washtenaw County to its service area.