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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market, a small grocer that provides local and organic food, now offers free delivery for their Fresh For You food baskets as a way to make groceries more accessible and supporting local farmers easier.


Restaurant opening brings new barbecue style to Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Friends by chance, business partners by choice: Two Scotts Barbecue wants to bring flavors of the south to Michigan with their restaurant.


Chef Zack Sklar to open Social Kitchen & Bar at Downtown Market

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

The new restaurant, featuring a casual ambiance with refined comfort food, is expected to change with the seasons by utilizing vendors from our Farmers Market and indoor Market Hall. Watch for a grand opening at the end of the summer.


Winter Beer Festival to pour over 800 kinds of local beer varieties

Submitted 02-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Tickets are still available for Friday festivities at the popular beer festival that takes place in a baseball stadium parking lot in the dead of winter. The two day event will feature over 100 Michigan breweries.


Green Drinks offers networking for environmental field

Submitted 02-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Green Drinks is an event hosted by WMEAC each month for people interested in the environmental field to network, exchange ideas and have casual conversation. The next Green Drinks will be held at Grand Rapids Brewing Company.


Foodie Film Series to include food tastings, demonstrations, panel discussions

Submitted 02-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Downtown Market is bringing a food-based documentary series to their new selection of events this spring.


Marie Catribs serves sustainability

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib's is environmentally conscious about the food they serve by choosing to buy local. Their building is gold LEED certified, designed and built by Bazzani Associates, a company that has created many sustainable buildings.


Artists, musicians come together for creative nights at local brewery

Submitted 02-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Hosted by Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Studio Night invites artists to the brewery to work on projects while listening to local musicians.


Café Louis brings new life to local dry cleaner

Submitted 01-27-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Sheldon Dry Cleaners is renovating their Breton Road location, adding a French-inspired cafe to create a unique experience for customers.


Food Bank client conquers chronic illness with nutrition

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michele Childs struggled with diabetes and weight for years. The staff at Streams of Hope helped her overcome those challenges through diet and exercise.