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First apples of season donated to Food Bank

Submitted 08-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

Riveridge Produce Marketing celebrates 25 years in business by donating its first Ginger Gold apples of the season.


Grand Rapids area breweries create tree-themed beer in support of urban forest

Submitted 08-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Over 20 Grand Rapids area breweries are teaming up with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to raise money for their Urban Forest Project, an initiative to maximize the tree canopy in all parts of the city.


What's on Tap: August 28-September 3

Submitted 08-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Round out your Labor Day weekend with a pour from a local brewpub.


Pinky, Queen of Cakes, opens Bakery 73; takes on ArtPrize with edible entry

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Pinky, Queen of Cakes at Bakery 73 is bringing culinary to ArtPrize with her edible sculpture.


Proper Soda hops across country; expands sales to Canada, Australia

Submitted 08-26-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In little over a year, independent startup Proper Soda has reached far beyond West Michigan. They're making inroads to markets on the west coast, across the Pacific and north of the border.


Gaia staff hope to raise funds, keep doors open

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Gaia Cafe is closing its doors at the end of the month unless monies can be raised to change ownership to staff.


Catalyst Radio: Food bank use increasing, according to Feeding America report

Submitted 08-22-2014 under NEWS

Feeding America West Michigan is staging its Million Meal March on the White Pine Trail Sat., Sept. 27. Local band Hawks and Owls will be part of the entertainment.


Perrin brewers show brief overview of brewing process

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

John Stewart, head brewer for Perrin Brewing Company, walks through a typical brew day for the team.


In Season: August 23, 2014

Submitted 08-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.


Brewery takes on grassroots cooperative business model

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Board members Nick Lavelle and Joshua Smith of the High Five Co-op Brewery explain the idea of the co-op and exciting new things on the horizon.