January 7, 2022

6 Michigan Brews Guaranteed to Warm Up Your Winter

Check out 6 Michigan local coffee companies and tea blends to sip this Winter – from foraged tea blends, to coffee subscriptions!

December 9, 2021

Perspectives on Northern Michigan Cheesemaking

Have you bought cheese from Northern Michigan? Learn about four cheesemakers and their businesses, favorite style of cheese, and more!

December 3, 2021

The Spirit of the Season: Our 8 Favorite Holiday Beverages

We’re toasting to Michigan-made spirits, mixers and more when it comes to holiday drinks! Find our suggestions for adding local to your drink menu.

November 4, 2021

Proteins and Vegan Mains for the Holiday Table

Interested in trying something new and local for the holidays? We’ve listed Michigan local sources for centerpiece mains, from leg of lamb to butternut squash.

September 3, 2021

5 Must-Visit Fall Farm Events

Want to connect with your local food sources this Fall? See our choices for fun events and great eats on the farm throughout Michigan.

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…

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 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 23, 2021

Know your Farmer: Heartwood Forest Farm

Nestled in the Leelanau Peninsula, Heartwood Forest Farm is a woman owned and operated USDA Certified Organic farm. With two acres of land dedicated to the pollinators who…

April 6, 2021

Local Food Tour: The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Spend your afternoon strolling, sipping and savoring at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons! This historic and beautiful location offers a taste of Traverse City, all within walking…