October 6, 2021

Día de Los Muertos in Southwest Detroit

What is Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and how is it celebrated in Detroit? Learn about how to connect to this holiday!

September 28, 2021

Local Upgrades for Your Packed Lunch

Michigan makers make it easy to pack local for lunch! Find our favorites, from cookies to hand pies.

August 8, 2021

Crop Spot: Hot Peppers

Hot peppers, or chilis, are a ubiquitous part of cuisines worldwide, but actually are native to the Americas. In fact, the word ‘chili’ comes from the Aztec language,…

July 6, 2021

How to Buy Michigan Flowers

Here in Michigan, summertime means the majority of our local foods and products are in season! The best way to crown a table full of seasonal, local foods…

July 1, 2021

Local Foodie Checklist for Summer 2021

Summer is here and already flying by! Want to make sure your Summer includes Michigan’s best local food experiences? Use our Local Foodie Checklist for a fun and…

June 10, 2021

Unique Cuts: What to Do with the Big Cuts

What goes into the price of cuts of local meat? In addition to the cost of raising and caring for the animals, the expense of processing the meat…

June 2, 2021

Where to Find your Local Food Guide

It’s early summer in Michigan! And here at Taste the Local Difference, that means one thing: a new edition of our annual Local Food Guide. We’re busy hand…

June 1, 2021

Perspectives: What It’s Like to be a Michigan Black Business Owner

This past year was not easy for business owners. Restaurant owners navigated constant changes in policy and safety updates, farmers rallied for the safety of their employees, markets…

May 10, 2021

Unique Cuts: Eat Your Heart Out

“We grew it all,” says Providence Organic Farm owner Ryan Romeyn. That means that the cost of production isn’t just wrapped up in the muscle — it also…

May 4, 2021

Getting Started With Your Garden

Do you dream of growing your own local food? Michigan is a great place to find local sources to help you get started. If you’ve got a hurdle,…