September 29, 2021

Keep Eating Locally, Even After Market Season Ends

Curious about how to eat local when the Summer season ends? Our guide to wintertime local eating includes finding a CSA, preserving your Summer produce, and more.

September 1, 2021

Q&A with Presque Isle Farm Cider

Presque Isle Farm in Posen, MI has recently expanded into cider-making, bringing home plenty of GLINTCAP gold and silver awards!

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…

July 7, 2021

Elixirs: Wellness Cafe Opens in Marquette

“Elixirs had been planned before the pandemic,” Kate Lewandowski, co-owner of Elixirs shares. They intended to open during the beginning of the summer of 2020, but eventually opened…

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…

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…

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…

March 23, 2021

Crop Spot: Honey

Here in Michigan, we often find ourselves celebrating every exciting sign of the return of Spring. A ray of sunshine, waking up to birdsong, a hint of green…

March 9, 2021

Moving U.P. Food Businesses Online

We are excited to announce that Taste the Local Difference has partnered with the Upper Peninsula Small Business and Development Center (SBDC) to offer 20 U.P. food and…

March 4, 2021

Challenger Breadware Provides the Tools for Better Baking at Home

Sourdough bread baking was one of the earliest fads of the COVID-19 pandemic. Folks scrambled for starters and sold grocery stores out of flour and yeast. For some…