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.

Ypsilanti Farmers Market Booth
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.

July 20, 2022

What is a Food Co-op?

Michigan has a number of local food cooperatives (co-ops). Learn about their history, structure, and how to join your local food co-op.

June 8, 2022

Neighborhood Grocery: Detroit’s Only Black-Owned Grocery Store

Detroit’s sole Black-owned grocery store, Neighborhood Grocery, is coming to Jefferson Chalmers in late summer 2022.  Seasoned entrepreneur and founder of the project, Raphael Wright, launched the campaign…

June 6, 2022

Crop Spot: Cucumber

Our A-Z on Michigan cucumbers includes a recipe for Cucumber-Radish Salsa! Learn about cucumber in the kitchen and the garden.

May 12, 2022

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Farmers Market Trip

Make your Michigan farmers market shopping experience enjoyable with these 5 tips!