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Food

In Season: November 1, 2014

Submitted 10-31-2014 under NONPROFITS

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

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Fork Fest Dishes Up Fall Flavors

Submitted 10-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Local First hosted the 4th Annual Fork Fest, spotlighting fall flavors from over 40 West Michigan vendors, farms and restaurants.

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Popular Detroit barbeque joint to expand operations to Downtown Market

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

Slows Bar B Q will be expanding for the first time outside of Detroit to occupy the Downtown Market.

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What's on Tap: October 23-29

Submitted 10-23-2014 under NEWS

With fall in full swing in Grand Rapids, gather up some friends and head over to Grand Rapids Brewing Company and try the new stout on tap. Oatmeal Stout is also now available at Founder's Taproom.

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Wholesale food hub makes local ingredients more accessible to restaurants

Submitted 10-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Through FarmLink, Grand Rapids restaurants can showcase local food on their menus. FarmLink started three years ago with the goal of creating beneficial relationships between chefs and farmers.

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In Season: October 25, 2014

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

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

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Free five week food justice class starts November 15

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Food Politics and the Food Justice Movement: Moving Forward, 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays Nov. 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE

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Lamp Light gears up for third annual music festival

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

Lamplight Music Festival has expanded programming to include more workshops, over 40 artists and two additional house venues.

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Local First to celebrate abundance with over 40 vendors at Fork Fest

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

Fork Fest is the culmination of Local First's East Local Challenge. A $30 ticket buys food samples from over 40 local beverage producers, growers and restauranteurs.

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100 millionth pound of food distributed through Mobile Pantry program

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

The 16-year-old program has changed hunger relief in Michigan and across the country.

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