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East Hills chef reflects on community involvement, experience in global cooking

Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Hailing from the other side of the globe, Chef Roman Petrack of Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering has seen growing community involvement in his four years in the city.

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Build a greener city: how investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy as she inspires others to make their city a better place. Build a greener city, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.

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Renowned Chef Bryant Terry featured at OKT Women of Color Convening April 23

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Eco-chef, food justice activist and author, Bryant Terry will meet with community members for dialogue on food justice and a cooking demo from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 23 at LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St. SE in Grand Rapids.

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Furniture City Creamery to open doors in East Hills neighborhood in May

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

This summer a new ice cream shop will open on Cherry Street in East Hills.

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Mobile farmers market spreads access to locally grown food

Submitted 04-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The YMCA's Veggie Van travels throughout Grand Rapids Monday through Friday and sets up at a number of locations for people who have limited access to fresh produce.

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Locally grown gourmet mushrooms on the way to consumers, restaurants

Submitted 04-08-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Urban Mushroom is growing a hobby into a full offering of gourmet mushrooms through their CSA program and the farmers market. They also have sights set on creative non-edible uses for the magical mycelium.

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Community Gardens Dot the Metro Grand Rapids Landscape

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

As winter fades away and the days grow longer, many in West Michigan begin to think about gardening. And those without a space to garden in their own yard, look to community gardens.

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What's On Tap: April 3-9

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Lots of new brews are coming to your favorite taprooms! Check out the full list for this weekend.

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West Michigan Cooperative sees growth, opportunities in new space on Michigan Avenue

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

Accessibility, a convenient location and room to grow were three of the most important factors for West Michigan Cooperative (Co-op) leaders when searching for a space to call their own.

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Food truck to cook creative meals on the move

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

A Moveable Feast plans to be on the road in mid-April, dishing up food created with local, high-quality ingredients.

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