City Farmers bring fresh produce to the city

by (sns6)

Submitted 11-14-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The brisk autumn breeze sends dry, crackling leaves through the rows of produce. The leaves make their way through the radishes, lettuce and kale. A shiny gray shed sits at the far left corner, looking over the small field; four wooden picnic tables...

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U-Pick cherries ready for first of July

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 06-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

For the first few days of July, Moelker Orchards and Farm Market will provide “U-Pick” cherry events where fruit enthusiasts from all over can come to pick fresh cherries. They offer white-gold cherries, black sweet cherries, Selah sweet...

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Healthy cook-off proves tight budget doesn't mean poor diet

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eat fresh, eat local, eat healthy. Most Americans know what they should eat, but for low-income families, the question is how. On day two of Hunger Action Week 2012, the Healthy Food Cook-Off at United Church Outreach Ministry will provide some...

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Veggie Van brings fresh local produce to the NE side of town

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 08-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The YMCA Veggie Van, touted as “West Michigan's first and only mobile farmers market,” is out visiting between 15 to 18 sites in Grand Rapids every week. In May they branched out beyond the SE neighborhoods. They added their first...

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Baxter Community Center greenhouse cultivates healthier, friendlier community

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 07-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

A recent Kent County Health Department food security assessment revealed that the Baxter neighborhood qualifies as a food desert. Though “food desert” might evoke Lawrence of Arabia-esque imagery of a lone figure traversing an ocean of...

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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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Let's do lunch: A Twitter chat about food

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 11-04-2010 under OPINION

This is a lunch chat you can brown bag, dine out, order in or even stay in bed for. From the Twitter account @verylocal, Rapidian Content Facilitator Matthew Russell will be asking questions and offering prompts about food from noon to 2 p.m....

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Georgio's Gourmet Pizza

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Seriously. 50 kinds of fresh pizza. Yep, Georgio's offers that many kinds of pizza. Consider Mac 'n' Cheese with Bacon; or Blue Cheese Chicken and Bacon or Black Bean pizzas. Located in a narrow storefront right next door to HopCat and just behind...

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