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.

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.

September 27, 2021

Farm to Early Care and Education: Creating the Connection

Heidi Bombrisk of Family Roots Farm in Detroit is one of the many urban farmers who delivers a bounty of fresh produce fresh to a group of early…

September 8, 2021

Fighting Food Insecurity with Fresh Food Connections

The Fresh Food Connections program fights food insecurity in Ypsilanti and Detroit by partnering SNAP recipients with local growers. Learn more on the blog!

August 31, 2021

Farm to Early Care and Education: Creating the Connection

MI Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) is working to make connections between healthy eating and local food at an early age for a healthy community!

May 13, 2021

Got (Raw) Milk?

In 1948, Michigan became the first state to mandate that all milk sold to consumers be pasteurized. Pasteurization is the process of heating the milk to sterilize out…

May 12, 2021

Fresh Food Box Program Increases Access to Fresh Produce and Supports Farm’s Viability

Many local food businesses, including farms and farmers markets, added e-commerce platforms to safely connect with their customers throughout the pandemic. At the same time, food insecurity increased…

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…