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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 our annual glossy, magazine-style Local Food Guide for Michigan. It acts as a directory to local food businesses throughout the state as well as provides seasonal recipes and celebrates Michigan's local food champions.

Request your mailed Partnership Info Packet here

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. 

Review our 2020 Partner Sales Brochure here.

The Basics:
Get your business listed in print in our Guide to Local Food and in our digital database Our glossy, magazine-style guides for  Michigan act as a directory to local farms, restaurants, and specialty producers. 

Farms: $50
Farmers Markets: $100
Value Added Producers: $250
Wineries, Breweries, etc.: $250
Retail Stores: $250
Restaurants: $250

Service Packages We Offer:

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. 

A-La-Carte Marketing Materials
Photography Services
dvertising & Media Kit

Sign up for your personalized partnership here

Have questions? Send a message to info@localdifference.org

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