The Rapidian

Economy & Business

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

Submitted 07-26-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Trillium Haven co-owner Anja Mast discusses the farm to restaurant transition, the challenges faced along the way and the goals they hope to achieve.


Youth Policy Summit on Great Lakes Water Resources held at Aquinas College

Submitted 07-25-2012 under NEWS

Youth Policy Summit of Great Lakes Water Resources is being held at Aquinas College July 22-28. Companies provide support and students present solutions.


Radix Tavern to focus on more than food

Submitted 07-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Radix Tavern, a new restaurant that will specialize in traditional Southern style cooking, will open in Eastown on the site of the former Queen’s Pub. The owner and executive chef plan on bringing both quality food and local sourcing into light.


ROWSTER owner steps in "Regular" direction

Submitted 06-25-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Local coffee shop owner Kurt Stauffer shares his journey of learning, owning and simplifying coffee.


Food beat discusses food reviews over Silver Spork dinner

Submitted 06-22-2012 under OPINION

The Rapidian food beat reporters met Tuesday night and discussed upcoming food reviews and activities. Silver Spork owner Molly Clauhs sat down with us to talk about her food truck.


Food truck debate rages on

Submitted 06-14-2012 under NEWS

Neither side leaves satisfied as commissions try to balance concerns over food trucks in the city.


BISSELL: A journey through time

Submitted 06-12-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

From the first female CEO in the United States to current developments in pet products, BISSELL continues to find ways to grow and improve, while maintaining a connection with their community for over a century.


Nourish Organic Market continues to expand offerings

Submitted 06-07-2012 under NEWS

After nearly a year in business, Nourish Organic Market continues to grow in its food offerings to Grand Rapidians, like their bulk food section, expanded freezer space and a display kitchen.


Southeast Area Farmers Market to open this weekend

Submitted 06-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

Southeast Area Farmers' Market is Fridays June 15 at GR Ford School, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and at Garfield Park on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accepts EBT, Bridge Cards, WIC and Double Up Food Bucks.


YMCA Farmers Market brings education, access to community

Submitted 06-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

Thursdays from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., the downtown YMCA parking lot transforms into a bustling marketplace with Michigan-grown produce, homemade goods, cooking demonstrations and kids' activities.