The Rapidian

Food

Local brewery makes it on Midwest Living Magazine's latest list

Submitted 01-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Brewery Vivant is voted as a top place to eat in all of the Midwest, one of two Michigan locations that made the list.

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Eating local: when better isn't enough

Submitted 11-21-2011 under OPINION

Many consumers are misled by terms and certifications such as organic, local, free-range, and grass-fed making the food market difficult to navigate. Jill Johnson of Crane Dance Farm encourages consumers to ask the right questions to identify the food you thought you were buying.

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Catalyst Radio: Sunday Soup moves to (106) Gallery, wins grant in international Sunday Soup competition

Submitted 11-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

Sunday Soup, GR's original community microgrant, has been on the scene for more than a year and continues to grow.

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Celebrate Food Day October 24 premiers "What's on Your Plate?"

Submitted 10-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

In order to celebrate Food Day on Monday, Oct. 24, the Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council, along with Food and Water Watch, will be hosting a film screening of "What's on Your Plate?" at Gerald R. Ford Middle School (6 PM).

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Fork Fest 2011: Local First's moveable feast, close to home

Submitted 10-14-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local First's Fork Fest 2011 fills Romence Gardens in the final segment of its 'Eat Local Challenge' series.

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Grand opening for Nourish Organic Market set for Saturday

Submitted 10-06-2011 under OPINION

Nourish Organic Market aims to support Michigan agriculture.

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Catalyst Radio: Local First gearing up for its inaugural Fork Fest to celebrate local food

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Elissa Hillary of Local First details the Fork Fest fundraiser for the organization that brings together vendors and farmers at Romence Gardens in celebration of local food.

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Fresh food to be served at final Farm to Table dinner

Submitted 09-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

On Oct. 9, local restaurant Rockwell's Republic will be serving a five- to seven-course dinner of local foods on the Lubbers Family Farm. The series has become a successful collaboration between restaurants, local producers and farmers, and consumers.

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Grand Rapidians asked to pressure Senator Stabenow to support fair farm rules

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Food & Water Watch met Tuesday to encourage activists to call in to Senator Stabenow and ask her to support the Fair Farm Bill campaign.

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Hunger Challenge: Day 3

Submitted 09-08-2011 under OPINION

Day 3 is all about George Washington, bussing tables, and life lessons. Spoiler alert: I may have cheated a little, read on for full gossip.

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