May 15, 2023

The First Alpena Flower Festival Supports Local Businesses

Head to Downtown Alpena to take part in their first Flower Festival, featuring local florists and flower farmers.

April 28, 2023

2023 Local Food Guide Release Parties

Summer is here and so is the newest edition of our Local Food Guide, a 100-page magazine celebrating Michigan’s local food culture and the food businesses that make…

April 8, 2023

Morel, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Find a cache of morels this Spring? Try this recipe for a flatbread with goat cheese and arugula from the Court Yard Ristorante in Alpena!

April 3, 2023

Know Your Farmer: Coop Creations

Learn more about Kayla Ratz and her journey to her farm, Coop Creations, in Northern Michigan!

February 28, 2023

Allergen-Friendly Local Eats

Check out our guide to gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, or egg-free eating in Michigan, from veggie burgers in Alpena to teff pancakes in Kalamazoo!

February 15, 2023

Connecting the Dots of Michigan’s Local Food System

Taste the Local Difference is makes connections for local food businesses for a successful, thriving community.

February 5, 2023

Mackinaw Sunset Sour

Love New York Sours but wish there was more Michigan? Try this recipe from the Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois on Mackinac Island!

January 31, 2023

February Fermented Favorites

We love Michigan-made fermented foods! Check out our list of local pickle and kombucha makers.

January 3, 2023

Four Foodie Date Nights in Grayling, MI

Have you enjoyed local food and shopping in downtown Grayling? Make a date of it!

December 1, 2022

Wines and Ciders for Michigan Winters 

Make sure you cheers with Michigan wines and ciders! Drink local with these great bottles and sipping events.