July 31, 2015

Taste the Local Difference® To Serve Washtenaw County with Think Local First

TRAVERSE CITY – Taste the Local Difference®, Michigan’s local-food branding and marketing program, is adding Washtenaw County to its service area.

July 21, 2015

Results of the New Farm-focused Progamming during NCF

The National Cherry Festival has been a catalyst of activity for Northern Michigan summers for 89 years. Visitors and locals alike are able to enjoy parades, rides, and…

July 20, 2015

Interested in Food Preservation?

We’re giving away a chance to have fun and learn. That’s right, you heard me! You have a chance to attend a free class of your choice with ISLAND’s…

July 20, 2015

Is Local Food just a Trend?

**This column originally appeared in the July 11, 2015, edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle.  When people ask me if the Local Food Movement is just a trend,…

June 22, 2015

Strawberry Season

It’s strawberry season in northern Michigan and we love this bright red beauty. You can snack on them by the quart, top them with whip cream or use them…

June 22, 2015

Grand Traverse Food Innovation Hub

Taste the Local Difference is excited to announce we are now the Leasing and Program Managers of the Grand Traverse Food Innovation Hub, a new facility comprised of 12,000…

June 15, 2015

Norconk Farm

Harry Norconk is weighing asparagus when I arrive at Norconk Farms. Asparagus season is in full swing and he doesn’t have time to sit and chat, so instead…

June 8, 2015

Julienne Tomatoes

Julienne Tomatoes has been serving great food featuring local ingredients since 2003, long before most downtown Petoskey restaurants were listing local producers on their menus. Owner and Chef,…

May 19, 2015

Taste The Local Difference® Launches Magazine in Partnership with MyNorth Media

Taste the Local Difference launches its 2015 Guide to Local Food in Northwest Michigan. MyNorth Media partnered with Taste the Local Difference to realize the 50-page publication that connects readers to Northern Michigan’s vibrant food community with the mission to sell more locally grown and made food.

May 19, 2015

Fresh, Local Produce is Worth the Wait

In northern Michigan we get through the long, cold winters by looking forward to spring.We appreciate each season because we’ve experienced its absence.To eat seasonally builds this same…