March 26, 2020

Mental Health First Aid for Farmers

The National Farmers Union’s 118th Anniversary Convention gathered family farmers, ranchers, and industry professionals at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Georgia, earlier this March. This is an annual…

March 13, 2020

A Local Foodie’s Guide to COVID-19

Have you washed your hands lately? If not, take a moment to do so. If yes, do it again. The news is inundated with information about the global…

March 13, 2020

CBD Hemp in West Michigan: Sun Spirit Farm

After farming organically for the past 12 years, Rachelle Bostwick has been working towards diversifying her farm in order to improve financial stability for herself and her family.…

March 12, 2020

Funding Proposal for Washtenaw County Conservation District

The Washtenaw County Conservation District (WCCD) has a long history of working with the residents of Washtenaw County to protect and preserve natural resources. They provide critical services…

February 26, 2020

Local Food Summits Provide Connection, Engagement

Local food focused conferences and summits are a great opportunity for seasoned food systems practitioners and budding local food enthusiasts to learn, connect and get inspired toward positive…

February 25, 2020

New Year, New Business Structure: The Green Things Farm Collective

If you’re a Local Food Enthusiast, you’re aware that farming is a tough business. There are unpredictable factors beyond human control (think weather and climate change), land access…

February 24, 2020

Fresh or Frozen : Buy Local Blueberries

We often think fresh is always better than frozen. However, if you’re buying fruits and vegetables when they’re out of season, it means they weren’t grown locally, or…

February 19, 2020

Tackling a Zero Waste Event

You have an upcoming event that will have vendors, talent, and of course attendees. You have organized the meeting space, audio/visual, catering, and more…but what about the waste…

February 18, 2020

5 Food Focused Films for 2020

Films provide a channel for inspiration, escape, education and sometimes even a new-found purpose. Alex, our UP Local Food Coordinator, picked out the following 5 films to keep…

February 5, 2020

2020 Alcona Small Farm Conference : Big Dreams, Small Towns

Farm to Fork Alcona is excited to bring Amy Emberling, Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Bakehouse, to Lincoln, Michigan! She will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Annual…