local food

Food access crisis affects Grand Rapids

by (marieroper)

Submitted 05-04-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

By: Marie Roper, Naomi Jackins, Taylor Libolt, Katie Burkley, and Amanda Granger Over the past 50 years, access to healthy food has become more dispersed due to urban sprawl and the development of mega-grocery stores. These mega-grocery stores tend...

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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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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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Start a Canvolution: Host a Canning Party

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 08-31-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The canning bug is sweeping across America!  The last time canning was this popular was during WWII as women canned harvests from their Victory Gardens to win the war.  Today, people across the country are re-finding the joy and benefits...

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From the garden: Harvesting your own hyper-local herbal apothecary

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 06-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

For many, the term herbal apothecary evokes images of shelves, bottles and jars all filled with mysterious herbs and herbal formulas from exotic plants. But to have an herbal apothecary, plants need not be exotic or mysterious - in fact, as more and...

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Eat the Weeds: ReWilding the Spring Salad

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-26-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

While it was a cool start to spring, the past two weeks of warm, wet weather have the plants around us springing from the earth. You may have taken particular notice if you are a lawn-mower -- the grass is growing tall and so are many of the lawn...

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Cultivating A Sense of Place: Becoming a Forager & Land Steward

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Our culture is starting to shift. We are beginning to understand the connection between healthy soil and healthy people. We are beginning to make choices and invest in good, healthful and local whole foods as part of our health insurance. Lifestyles...

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Fulton Street Farmer's Market Takes on the Winter

by (Megan Smith)

Submitted 03-07-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

During the spring, summer, and fall months, the  Fulton Street Farmer's Market is crawling with natural food junkies, organic vegan enthusiasts, and Grand Rapidians who just love good quality food. And if you’ve ever been there, you may have...

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The Local Beet: Local maple syrup *Sugarbush* events cooking up sweet deliciousness

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-04-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It's that time of year. While the land around us continues to be covered with a deep blanket of snow, there's a shift in the trees. With warmer days and cold, clear nights, the trees stretch their hibernating limbs and the sap starts to flow. ...

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The Local Beet: Wholesome Pet Treats That Will Make Pigs Fly

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 02-21-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Green living isn’t a just a growing trend for people. More and more, pet owners are going natural for their animals especially when it comes to their food, treats and toys. Kelly Jansens Boos, founder and owner of local shop Green Dog Pet...

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