local farms

Country Winds Farm houses happy goats, milk that heals

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 11-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When Mary Windemuller first started raising goats, they threw the unused milk on the ground. Years later, Country Winds Farm, Goat Shares and Creamery LLC now produces healing milk, as well as cheese and butter.  “We had goats, and they...

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After more than 60 years growing, Lindberg Blueberries stays sweet

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

While none of the original blueberry bushes remain at the centennial Lindberg farm in Coopersville, the family tradition of fruit growing remains.  “Grandpa started planting blueberries in the 1950s,” explains Jeff Lindberg, who...

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Shop Seasonally: it's berry exciting!

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Eating seasonally can be an adventure, especially when that adventure involves fresh, local fruit. That's right, cherries are here. But that's not all that's new at the market. Opportunities to involve the kids in learning about a...

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Why I'm taking the Eat Local Challenge

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 08-15-2012 under VOICES

Many people around town and in the blogosphere know me as a local food advocate, especially if they're readers of The Local Cook or Eat Local, West Michigan! But I haven't always been this way. You might think it started when I was...

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Can we keep buying local in the winter?

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 01-31-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

There are arguments for and against buying local produce, but whether or not you are an advocate, there is something deliciously visceral about a weekend farmers market. In the summer there are sights, smells and an infectious bustle that cannot...

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Joel Salatin reflects on city life, kitchen time and the Grand Rapids chicken fight

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

While Joel Salatin was in town for a presentation at Calvin College's January Series, he also stopped in to Nourish Organic Market for a booksigning event for his new book Folks, This Ain't Normal and various other books that he has...

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