November 4, 2021

Proteins and Vegan Mains for the Holiday Table

Interested in trying something new and local for the holidays? We’ve listed Michigan local sources for centerpiece mains, from leg of lamb to butternut squash.

August 4, 2021

A Guide to Shopping Locally at your Neighborhood Market by Meijer

Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Royal Oak are three distinct cities with one thing in common: they’re home to a local neighborhood market by Meijer. Meijer, a Michigan company…

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…

April 7, 2021

Farming While Black in West MI: Groundswell Community Farm

Groundswell Community Farm in Zeeland is planting a new seed in the West Michigan farming community. BruceMichael Wilson is a Black and Native farmer who took over Groundswell…

April 5, 2021

Join Your Local Food Co-op Effort

“Co-ops are for the people, inspired by the people, built and driven by the people,” says Dr. Akua Woolbright, Board President of the Detroit People’s Food Co-op, a…

March 4, 2021

Highlight on Healthy Eating: National Nutrition Month

Michigan companies make it easy to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Here are our suggestions for keeping a healthy lifestyle while choosing local!  Make your smoothie routine as smooth…

February 18, 2021

South East Market Supplies from BIPOC Producers to Cultivate the “Beloved Community”

uth East Market is a force of radical change in Grand Rapids during this tumultuous year. The new grocery store is located in the South East neighborhood of Grand Rapids, a historically underserved area where 1 in 8 people experience food insecurity.

January 18, 2021

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day through Action

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Now recognized as a National Day of Service,…

October 22, 2020

Fall Food Tour of Grand Rapids

Check out our fall foodie favorites in Grand Rapids!