Local Food Network Licensing

The Taste the Local Difference business model, supporting technologies, and resources are now available to be licensed for use in other parts of the country.

Taste the Local Difference has grown from a regionally program to a sustainable statewide local food marketing agency, while continuing to deliver on the mission of growing Michigan’s local food economy. Our unique approach does this by educating customers on the value of local food and uplifting food & farming entrepreneurs to tell their stories, find loyal customers, and build successful, well-connected businesses.

Perks of Becoming a Licensee

We’ve spent years developing the best ways to balance effectively supporting local food businesses at a price that works for them, while providing niche and specialized marketing expertise that help them grow successful businesses. Becoming a licensee of Taste the Local Difference lets you skip 20 years of work, leveraging our strengths and your own to jump right in! As a licensee, you’ll receive:


Supportive consulting on business plan development, services, finance, training, etc.


Access to our customizable online database and website directory WordPress plugin.


Templates to help you build your own Local Food Guide, Media Kit, SOPs, and Cashflow.

Explore a Licensee’s Customized Online Directory

Abundant Montana’s Find Food & Farms Online Directory

Ready to Learn More?

If you’re curious to learn more, let’s talk! Use our contact form or reach out to our CEO, Tricia Phelps, directly at [email protected].