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.

October 21, 2022

Crop Spot: Michigan Celery and Celeriac

Have you tried celery AND celeriac? Use our guide for storage tips, recipes, and a little history on the Michigan celery capital!

October 6, 2022

Dive Deeper into the Work of Food with Traverse City’s ‘Taste of Work’

Join filmmakers Robert George and Becky Tranchell for the Community Forum surrounding their docuseries ‘Taste of Work’ on November 9th in Traverse City

October 2, 2022

Crop Spot: Michigan Squash

Learn more about Michigan summer and winter squash including how to prepare, store, and freeze!

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.

August 26, 2022

Breaking Down Barriers: Helping Underserved Farmers Expand their Marketing Channels

MIFFS prepares webinars and bilingual guides to help underserved farmers access Specialty Crop Block Grant funding. drive.

Guests enjoy the Alpena Social District with the social district cups
August 1, 2022

Get Social in Downtown Alpena!

Downtown Alpena’s Social District has created opportunity for local businesses — and for guests! Check out the now expanded offerings, including Presque Isle Farm and the Alpena Marina.

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 29, 2022

Grow Your Future with a Food Processing Degree!

Seeking a stable career path in the food industry? Enroll with Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology for a Food Processing certificate!