We’re committed to helping local food businesses succeed, and our variety of services does just that. Discover how we can support your business below.
For local food businesses, becoming a Taste the Local Difference partner gives you access to a wide variety of benefits and services we offer. We help your business build brand awareness, increase revenue and find new market connections and network with other local food businesses.
All partners make their local food business easy to discover with listings in our print and digital directories. You can also commit to increased success with our service packages including everything from an enhanced listing to digital content features to retail marketing materials.
Affordable Marketing Services
Taste the Local Difference believes marketing services should be available to all local food businesses looking for support promoting their business. Our team of experts are on hand at affordable prices and outside funding can, at times, make it even more affordable for us to work together.
We can help you create a marketing plan or strategy, build a website or online store, optimize your website for search (SEO), jumpstart your social media strategy, develop an email plan and templates, and so much more.
Advertising is available on our media channels for our partners as well as other businesses and organizations who are looking to connect with an audience passionate about local food and supporting local economies.
We offer print advertising in our annual Local Food Guide, which is distributed throughout Michigan. Digital display advertising is available both on our website and within our monthly email newsletters.
Value Chain Coordination Services
Growing a local food business is all about developing relationships with other businesses in your community. Whether you’re looking to grow your wholesale relationships and sales or increase local sourcing for your own products, our team can help.
Our deeply built connections with farms and food businesses throughout Michigan mean we can easily pinpoint who is looking to purchase a specific local food product and who is selling the ingredients you need for your business.