February 2, 2024

UP Meat Processing Sees Progress with Help from Partners

With help from MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and MSU Product Center, the UP is about to see a boom in local proteins.

February 23, 2023

The Latest National Food Hub Survey Report Out Soon!

The National Food Hub Survey Report shows that 91% of food hubs are breaking even or better. Learn more!

June 28, 2022

Get to know the Michigan Food Hub Network

What is a food hub? Food hubs manage connections between local producers with buyers. The Michigan Food Hub Network connects Michigan’s hubs for a stronger local food system.

July 7, 2021

In Detroit, Collaboration is Key for Farm and Food Businesses’ Success

Last spring, when lockdown measures were in place and trips to the grocery store were fraught, Detroit farm and food businesses stepped in to offer an alternative. “Covid…

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…

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…

March 4, 2021

Challenger Breadware Provides the Tools for Better Baking at Home

Sourdough bread baking was one of the earliest fads of the COVID-19 pandemic. Folks scrambled for starters and sold grocery stores out of flour and yeast. For some…

January 24, 2021

Taste the Diaspora Detroit Celebrates Foods of the African Diaspora for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, three local food entrepreneurs are launching an initiative called  Taste the Diaspora Detroit (TDD). This celebration of Africa’s contribution to American cuisine…

December 16, 2020

Make Food Not Waste: Feeding 5000

“Real poverty is the belief that the purpose of life is acquiring wealth and owning things. Real wealth is not the possession of property but the recognition that…