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.
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.
Crop Spot: Stone Fruits
It’s stone fruit season in Michigan. What are they? How are they prepared? Find out about these seasonal fruits in this Taste the Local Difference article.
Neighborhood Grocery: Detroit’s Only Black-Owned Grocery Store
Detroit’s sole Black-owned grocery store, Neighborhood Grocery, is coming to Jefferson Chalmers in late summer 2022. Seasoned entrepreneur and founder of the project, Raphael Wright, launched the campaign…
Local Foodie Tour: Holland
Tiptoeing through the tulips is certainly a highlight for Hollanders and tourists alike, but the mid-sized southwest city offers plenty of activities and treats throughout the year. What…
5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Farmers Market Trip
Make your Michigan farmers market shopping experience enjoyable with these 5 tips!
Crop Spot: Rhubarb Season in Michigan
After a long Michigan winter, rhubarb is one of the first vegetables (or fruit, to some!) to push its way through the freshly thawed soil. Once a plant…
Kalamazoo Farmers Market Back on Bank Street
Operated by the People’s Food Co-op, the Kalamazoo Farmers Markets are a welcoming place for all!
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Learn how to make natural dyes for your Easter eggs with local ingredients!
Celebrating our Community Partnerships
In addition to working with individual food businesses, we partner with organizations who are fostering a stronger, more equitable local food system.