March 14, 2023

Crop Spot: Asian Greens

Curious about Asian greens, like tatsoi and mizuna? See our guide to these varieties, how to cook them, and how to freeze them for later!

March 6, 2023

Mental Health and the Michigan Plate

Eating locally has big impacts on your mental health. Kelly Wilson of Trinity Health Ann Arbor lays out how good food affects mood.

January 26, 2023

5 Essential Food Systems Podcasts

Looking for podcasts centered on the intersection of food and culture? Give these a listen!

January 7, 2023

Crop Spot: Michigan Oats

Learn more about oats, and use our quick Instant Pot Oat Groat ‘Risotto’ recipe for a your Michigan local food finds!

December 4, 2022

Crop Spot: Michigan Salad Greens

Salad greens range from the cool sweetness of spinach, to the biting freshness of baby arugula. Depending on your preference, greens can take center stage in the form…

November 8, 2022

Portage Health Foundation’s Collective CSA Program Thrives in its Third Year

The Portage Health Foundation celebrates the success of its innovative Collective CSA program with local farmers and organizations.

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October 11, 2022

Farm to School Blossoms in the Western U.P.

The Western U.P. Planning and Development Region and local community partners are bridging the gap between farms and schools.

September 10, 2022

Back-to-School Reading List: Staff Picks

Taste the Local Difference’s team of local food lovers include their favorite books in this ‘Staff Picks’ list.

September 6, 2022

Crop Spot: Michigan Leek Season 

Fresh leeks are here for Michigan Fall! Try them in this recipe for Cider-Braised Leeks with Bacon using September in-season ingredients.

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August 24, 2022

Fresh Food Connections : Using Food Assistance Benefits Online

Fresh Food Connections seeks to increase fresh food access by connecting SNAP eligible communities to farms and farmers markets offering online ordering.