Restaurant Week GR 2011: Farm to fork

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-02-2011 under NEWS

Foodies  and people who love to eat out--rejoice! Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is back for a second year with new places to eat, a focus on the farm to fork connection and some new ways to test out the event. Starting Thursday, November 3 until...

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Celebrate Food Day October 24 premiers "What's on Your Plate?"

by (foodandwaterwatch)

Submitted 10-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

This year marks the first national Food Day on October 24th, and the Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council (GGRFSC) wants to celebrate food, glorious food! The Grand Rapids premier of the film What’s on Your Plate? will be followed by a...

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Fork Fest 2011: Local First's moveable feast, close to home

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 10-14-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

“At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.” ~ Michael Pollan   Food activist Michael Pollan isn't alone: knowing the story behind the food we eat is important to a growing number of Grand Rapidians as well, as...

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Grand opening for Nourish Organic Market set for Saturday

by (mm2hunter)

Submitted 10-06-2011 under OPINION

Wondering how to buy food locally, but not sure where to start? Look no further than Nourish Organic Market. Located at 634 Wealthy St SE, Nourish sells products that are organic and locally produced. Here you will find items from Michigan farms...

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Fresh food to be served at final Farm to Table dinner

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 09-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

What if you could have a full meal made from the freshest local food possible? Imagine if you knew that everything on your plate was fresh picked, freshly slaughtered and cooked in front of you. Now open your eyes. The dinner is real. On Oct. 9,...

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Whole Notes Benefit Dinner held at Koetsier Greenhouse

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 09-26-2011 under OPINION

The 4th annual Whole Notes Dinner benefiting the North American Choral Company was held this past Saturday at Koetsier Greenhouse on Spaulding Ave. The event featured a five course dinner prepared by five local chefs. Beer and wine were provided...

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NPO Showcase features Dominican Center at Marywood

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

Barbara Hansen, OP, of Grand Rapids Community Media Center interviews Mary Vaccaro, Dominican Center at Marywood  Director, about the purpose of the center. The Dominican Center offers a number of opportunities for people of all faiths and...

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Three reasons why the Hunger Challenge misses the mark

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 09-12-2011 under OPINION

You might have heard that as part of Hunger Action Week, The Food Bank is challenging the public to feel the effects of food insecurity by limiting their food purchases to $30.59 per person between the 14th and the 20th and talk about their...

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A better food system begins on the farm

by (foodandwaterwatch)

Submitted 09-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

During hunger awareness week, we should take the time to examine our nation's food system as a whole. The staggering number of people in the Kent County region alone who do not have reliable access to food is a sure sign that our food system is...

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ALDI opens new store and gives back to Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

Beginning Tuesday, September 13, 2011, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a smarter alternative as the select assortment discount grocer opens a new location in Grand Rapids at 3101 Knapp Street NE. Known for its premium ALDI select brands, ALDI...

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