July 1, 2021

Local Foodie Checklist for Summer 2021

Summer is here and already flying by! Want to make sure your Summer includes Michigan’s best local food experiences? Use our Local Foodie Checklist for a fun and…

June 22, 2021

Do you love Michigan beer and free swag?

Michigan is home to hundreds of breweries. From ales to stouts, there are thousands of flavors, styles, and methods of Michigan beer to explore. If you want to…

June 16, 2021

What’s Cookin’? Genisys Credit Union & Taste the Local Difference® partner to bring cooking demonstrations to local farmers markets

Genisys Credit Union is proud to announce a partnership with Taste the Local Difference® to bring “What’s Cookin’?” cooking demonstrations to Metro Detroit farmers markets this season. Each…

June 8, 2021

Explore Local Food in Detroit with MoGo

Hop on one of MoGo’s red cruisers and pedal your way through West Village, Eastern Market, and Midtown’s finest local food businesses. New this year, MoGo, Detroit’s non-profit…

June 2, 2021

Where to Find your Local Food Guide

It’s early summer in Michigan! And here at Taste the Local Difference, that means one thing: a new edition of our annual Local Food Guide. We’re busy hand…

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…

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…

April 30, 2021

Strengthening Michigan’s Seafood Industry

Whether it’s haddock or crab from the Atlantic Coast, or a shrimp grown in Michigan (yes, really!), how much seafood do you consume at home every week? During…

March 10, 2021

9 Michigan Registered Dietitian Nutritionists You Should Know

March 10th is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day!  RDNs are nutrition experts with extensive science backgrounds and training that support individuals and communities in becoming their healthiest…