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…

May 18, 2015

Petal Pushers

Keep an eye out for monthly blog posts featuring vendors from the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmer’s Market, written by Market Manager Julianna Lisuk. Farmer’s Market season has arrived…

May 15, 2015

Rhubarb Ginger Puree

Rhubarb grows in many farms and backyards throughout Michigan. It’s often used in pies as a tart component to an overall sweet dish, but we find that people…

March 24, 2015

Treaty Fish Company

Take a look at this beautifully shot presentation about Ed John and his wife Cindi, two Native American fisherman from the Suttons Bay area.  The video respectfully follows…

August 20, 2014

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Blueberry Muffins with fresh blueberries from Buchan’s Blueberry Hill and a touch of lemon.

July 24, 2014

Summer Fruit Smoothie

Use this recipe adapted by Chef Eric Patterson of the Cook’s House in Traverse City for local fruit smoothies all Summer long – no matter what’s in season!…

June 24, 2014

Homemade Flatbread Pizza

This simple grilled flatbread will become a staple this summer. Toppings can vary by season, but the simple five-minute naan is even tasty enough to eat by itself.…

February 14, 2014

A “Fresh” Perspective

A Review of the Film “Fresh” By Tricia Phelps There are countless documentaries making comments on the current state of our food system. They each differ in varying…