fork fest

Fork Fest Dishes Up Fall Flavors

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 10-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The 4th Annual Fork Fest extravaganza took place recently on Grand Rapids’ northeast side. It was orchestrated by Local First and hosted by Romence Gardens, highlighting over 40 local farms, vendors and restaurants. The event...

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Sietsema Orchards welcomes this year's harvest with variety, heirloom apples, success

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 10-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Last year was rough for the Michigan apple business. Many places lost entire crops because of the harsh weather conditions in late Spring. Unseasonably warm weather in early March of 2012 followed by extremely cold freezes just a week later left...

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Fork Fest to celebrate local food and business

by (rpontius)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On October 24 over 40 local farmers, brewers, restaurateurs and other food producers will arrive at Romence Gardens & Greenhouses for Local First's 3rd annual Fork Fest.     "All the businesses will have samples," says...

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Local First challenges community to eat local

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids area business advocate Local First is challenging folks to take their 10x10 challenge. The challenge involves budgeting $10 per week for local food for 10 weeks. The idea is to shift those funds from where one would normally spend...

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Fork Fest 2012 provides chance to get to know local food system

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 10-19-2012 under NEWS

At first glance, it would be easy to think that Fork Fest was just a food fair where several restaurants were gathered at one spot for you to try their offerings. This casual observation quickly evaporates when you arrive at the venue. Romence...

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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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Catalyst Radio: Local First gearing up for its inaugural Fork Fest to celebrate local food

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen? Download the MP3 and tune in at your leisure. INTERVIEW (10:49) Local First is holding its inaugural Fork Fest as a fundraiser and celebration of local food. Elissa Hillary shares that Michigan is the second leading...

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