November 18, 2020

Gathering for the Holidays – In a Time of Non-Gathering

** Please follow current state recommendations when gathering this holiday season. ** 2020 has been, frankly, an extremely challenging year. 12 months ago, no one wore a mask, elbow…

November 18, 2020

Fermentation as Preservation

This year, everyone is concerned with staying healthy — and staying occupied. One way people are experimenting in the kitchen is through food preservation. Fermentation is an age-old…

November 12, 2020

What’s Cooking: A Guide to Virtual Cooking Classes Across the State

Cooking together has always been a powerful way to connect and bring people together. While that may look a bit differently these days, the idea is still the same:…

October 23, 2020

The Organic Gypsy and Green Gardens Unite

Amidst the chaos of COVID, it’s no secret that consumers are looking for options that keep them out of the grocery store and safe at home. Trent Thompson…

October 22, 2020

Fall Food Tour of Grand Rapids

Check out our fall foodie favorites in Grand Rapids!

October 19, 2020

Cedar Springs Brewing Company preserves Oktoberfest tradition

As we trudge through the morass of Covid life, it feels like a lost memory recalling scenes where folks packed under tents to clank steins, glug Märzen and…

September 24, 2020

The New Normal: Local Farms and Businesses Collaborate

As the global COVID-19 pandemic wears on, farms and businesses are continuing to adapt. One exciting facet of these adaptations are new collaborations between farms, restaurants, and other…

September 23, 2020

FoodLab Detroit: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Restaurant Industry

“We can either use this crisis as a chance to create a more democratic economy where we’re broadening ownership and wealth, supporting businesses that are grounded in their…

September 15, 2020

Using SNAP/EBT at the Farmers Market

Due to the global pandemic, Michigan’s statewide food insecurity rate is predicted to increase from 13.6% to 21% by the end of the year.1 Food pantries and emergency…

June 11, 2020

Healing through Food

We’re almost halfway through 2020 and have experienced one crisis after another: from the Coronavirus pandemic and the closures of many local food businesses to a tipping point…