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In Season: May 10, 2014

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 05-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Just Arrived: Asparagus Coming Soon: Rhubarb Currently Available: Apples Carrots Pizza Crusts Kale Quiche Lettuce Greens Micro Greens Wheat Grass Potatoes Celery Root Parsnips Onions Carrots Radishes Beans Garlic Ramps Leeks Spinach Herbs Honey...

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Local canner brings talents to community

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under NEWS

Michigan native Diane Devereaux has been involved in traditional food preparation and preservation her entire life. As a young teenager, she began to can her own produce, herbs and meats, and now she has opened her doors and brought the joys of...

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Farmer-owned restaurant offers bold brews, homegrown meals to support food bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids restaurants are embarking on a two-week exploration of local cuisine, Michigan beers and the fruitful ways in which they intersect. Cool Brews. Hot Eats., from the creators of Restaurant Week, runs from Feb. 18 to March 2 and involves...

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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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West Michigan beer makers "hop" up to the plate

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 08-01-2012 under NEWS

Michigan’s first annual beer month just came to a close and a look around area farms reveals a surge in growth for a key beer ingredient: hops. West Michigan is experiencing a renaissance in hops farming, with breweries putting their full...

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Trillium Haven owners grow into restaurateurs, support local agriculture and economy

by (lizstudt)

Submitted 07-26-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Trillium Haven, a new restaurant in Eastown, has now been open for almost a month, and owners Michael VanderBrug and Anja Mast are still adjusting to the differences between restaurant ownership and their previous project, a community supported...

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Eat the Real Food

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 05-07-2012 under OPINION

Eggs fried to succulence, fluffy Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and cream, and crispy apple-wood smoked bacon are some of the few tasty bits that the Real Food Café makes better than most. A mouth-watering breakfast can be hard to come by...

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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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Bartertown Almost Ready for Business

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 03-01-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Have you seen Michael Moore's film, Capitalism: A Love Story? If you have, then you may already know the idea of a worker cooperative. Simply put, it's each employee owning a stake in the business.    Numbers from the US Federation of...

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The Local Beet: Prestigious national award and a second anniversary give MadCap Coffee reasons to celebrate

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 01-21-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Last week at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building farmers market, the MadCap Coffee team stood alongside such coffee greats as Blue Bottle and George Howell, a pioneer in specialty coffee. MadCap was receiving honors as part of the Good Food Awards...

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