About TLD

Taste the local difference

Taste the Local Difference® is Michigan’s local food marketing agency.  It is a social enterprise of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, based in Traverse City, MI.  We are proponents of the Michigan Good Food Charter and are signatories to their resolution seeking to have 20% of all food sold in Michigan come from Michigan farms and food businesses by 2020. 

Our Mission:
“TLD helps food businesses and the communities they serve benefit from the economic value of local food, while ensuring that fresh, healthy, local food is available to all consumers.”

Our job is simply to get more locally grown and processed food sold in the regions we represent.  We accomplish this with specialized marketing solutions for our partners from every part of the food system. See why this is so important in this infographic.

TLD is actively seeking new communities to partner with us on bringing our proven local food marketing and support system to you.  If you or someone you know are interested in helping us connect TLD to your city, county, or region, please let us know.

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