March 13, 2017

Convenient, Sustainable, and Accessible : Finding the Right CSA for You

If you’re looking for a easy way to consistently access local food, consider joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.

March 10, 2017

Hive Mentality

Lisa Bashert of Ypsilanti believes so passionately in urban beekeeping that she broke a law—a city ordinance, to be precise—to prove her point.

March 7, 2017

Love of Local Food Leads to Tasty Partnerships

Nearly 15 years ago Epicure Catering was born of a desire to showcase the best artisanal products our region has to offer. In a rented commercial kitchen, we…

March 7, 2017

Eat Local for People, Planet, Economy

Where does your money go when you buy products from California or a major corporation?

March 7, 2017

Part Two: Scale and Perspective

Editor’s Note: This is Part Two of a three-part series from farmer Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organic Farm in Petoskey, Michigan. This essay was delivered as part…

March 7, 2017

Growing Local Food through Growing New Farmers

Landen Tetil became the first farmer apprentice at Michigan State University’s North Farm in Chatham three years ago. The program aims to increase local food production in the…

March 2, 2017

Part One: On Becoming A Farmer

Editor’s Note: Brian Bates, farmer and partner at Bear Creek Organic Farm in Petoskey, Michigan, gave the keynote address at the annual Northwest Food and Farming Network Farm…

February 7, 2017

Growing in Winter : Plastic Shelters let Farmers Extend the Season

Michigan’s growing season is frustratingly short. But at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, “We’re a booming market all year round,” says Robin Richardson, the market’s manager of event…

February 6, 2017

Come Together at the CTAC Artisans and Farmers Market

We’re more than a month into 2017, and even though temperatures are icy, the warmth of community collaboration keeps Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Artisans & Farmers Market a…

February 5, 2017

On Being OF a Place

ON BEING OF A PLACE By Bill Palladino When people ask me where I’m from, I tell them without hesitation that I’m from the Bronx, New York. The…