Taste the Local Difference is a local food marketing agency. Every bit of work we do has one underlying mission to sell more local food in your community. We work with all types of local food businesses, providing a wide-variety of marketing support to achieve business goals from production to the final sale.
We can help your business build brand awareness, increase revenue and find new market connections.
All partners are featured in one or both of our annual Guides to Local Food. Each year, we create glossy, magazine style guides that act as a directory to local food businesses in Northern Michigan and Southeast Michigan.
Signing up is easy.
1) Sign up for a Basic TLD Partnership to get your business featured in one or both of our Guides to Local Food.
2) Select a Service Package based on your individual business goals.
3) Customize by adding on other products and services, or get a quote to plan ahead.
Get your business listed in print in our Guide to Local Food and in our digital database Our glossy, magazine-style guides for Northern Michigan (including the UP) and Southeast Michigan act as a directory to local farms, restaurants, and specialty producers.
Make the most out of the Local Food Guide by adding an image of your business and customizable call-out (up to 120 characters) to your print listing.
Ideal for: Direct to Consumer Businesses looking to differentiate and add personality to their listing
Get featured in one of our Local Food Enthusiast tour recommendations online. Plus, include a highlighted 'must-try' product of your choice in your printed listing in the Guide.
Ideal for: Businesses open to the public interested in attracting tourists and local visitors.
Our Business-to-Business resources help connect local purchasers and suppliers to increase sales. Get included in these resources and receive 5 hours of consulting time with TLD staff about new sales or local sourcing leads.
Ideal for: Local Purchases (institutions, restaurants, retail) and/or suppliers interested in new B2B connections
In this delicious package, you'll receive a set of 5 unique cooking demos including all set-up, ingredients, promotion, and 3-hour demos.
Ideal for: Farmers Markets, Value Added Producers or retailers who teach consumers how to cook with fresh ingredients or promote their products for sale.
Build awareness and expand your reach through TLD's expansive digital and social network. We'll plan and schedule five social posts about your business, write a blog feature and provide up to three months of discounted digital advertising.
Ideal for: Businesses aiming to increase their brand recognition and invest in marketing with clear ROI reports
Customize your package: Enjoy a discounted professional photography session, send a targeted email blast to interested consumers, advertise in our guide and more with our a-la-carte products and services.