January 15, 2014

Healthy Eating with Third Coast Bakery

By Tricia Phelps As we embark on a new year, many people are voicing aspirations of change & resolution for the months ahead. I love food too much…

December 20, 2013

Edible Gifts for the Holiday

By Tricia Phelps Local edible gifts are easy to find if you know where to look. They make great gifts for food lovers near-and-far and can be personalized…

December 19, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Michael Pollan’s “Cooked”

By Bill Palladino “Alone among the animals, we humans insist that our food be not only ‘good to eat’ —tasty, safe, and nutritious— but also, in the words…

December 16, 2013

B & B Farms Canola Oil

By Tricia Phelps The popularity of canola oil is on the rise amid reports of its health benefits. On the heels of our two stories of specialty oil…

December 5, 2013

Pressmeister Oils – Local and Different

By Bill Palladino “Since oils have the most aroma and nutrients when they are fresh, cold-pressed and unrefined, it helps to grow and press them locally. But it…

November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving and Duerksen’s Turkeys – A Northern Michigan Tradition

By Tricia Phelps Duerksen Turkey Farm is a third-generation farm in Mancelona, Michigan. In the 1940s, Rick Duerksen’s grandmother began raising turkeys, though just enough to sustain the…

November 20, 2013

Co-op Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are some delectable dishes from The Grain Train in Petoskey and Oryana Community Co-op in Traverse City – two of NW Michigan’s best-known natural food stores for…

November 20, 2013

A Non-GMO Thanksgiving Infographic

We get a lot of questions from the community about sourcing Non-GMO products.  Here’s a sweet infographic from the Non-GMO Project on sourcing your Thanksgiving feast.  From the…

October 25, 2013

Food Infographic To Make You Think

This infographic comes to us from our good friends at the Fair Food Network.  Oran Hesterman, executive director of the Detroit based nonprofit, hired renown economist Michael Shuman…

October 24, 2013

A Season of Transition

Cold temperatures are descending on northern Michigan as one season ends and another approaches. But more than ever before, local farmers are extending their growing season with greenhouses,…