September 28, 2021

Local Upgrades for Your Packed Lunch

Michigan makers make it easy to pack local for lunch! Find our favorites, from cookies to hand pies.

September 8, 2021

Local Foodie Tour: Lansing

Find our picks for a Michigan capital food tour – from coffee from Blue Owl to stouts from Ellison Brewery and Spirits, and everything in between.

August 4, 2021

Taco Tuesday Goes Local

With most Summer food holidays already under our belt for the year, it’s easy to forget that there’s a fun weekly celebration all August (and year) long! Taco…

August 4, 2021

A Guide to Shopping Locally at your Neighborhood Market by Meijer

Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Royal Oak are three distinct cities with one thing in common: they’re home to a local neighborhood market by Meijer. Meijer, a Michigan company…

July 7, 2021

In Detroit, Collaboration is Key for Farm and Food Businesses’ Success

Last spring, when lockdown measures were in place and trips to the grocery store were fraught, Detroit farm and food businesses stepped in to offer an alternative. “Covid…

June 1, 2021

Perspectives: What It’s Like to be a Michigan Black Business Owner

This past year was not easy for business owners. Restaurant owners navigated constant changes in policy and safety updates, farmers rallied for the safety of their employees, markets…

June 1, 2021

Meet Your Market: Troy Farmer’s Market

The Troy Farmers Market isn’t your average stop for local fruits and vegetables. Opening June 18th, this farmers market makes every Friday afternoon an event, and will be…

May 11, 2021

MEDC Pitch Contest Awards Upper Peninsula Value Added Producers

Another big wave of support has made its way to Upper Peninsula value-added food producers! As economic recovery efforts across Michigan gather momentum, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation…

May 4, 2021

Getting Started With Your Garden

Do you dream of growing your own local food? Michigan is a great place to find local sources to help you get started. If you’ve got a hurdle,…

April 30, 2021

What It’s Like to Be a Local Food Club Member

Food, and local food especially, is all about the spirit of togetherness. Here at Taste the Local Difference, we’ve got a community built around local food — whether…