The Rapidian


Urban market comes to Heartside

Submitted 02-08-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

After two years, plans for a year-round urban market are finally becoming a reality.


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

Submitted 01-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Salatin, "America's most influential farmer," addresses Rapidian-specific questions about food and farming.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


Grand opening for Nourish Organic Market set for Saturday

Submitted 10-06-2011 under OPINION

Nourish Organic Market aims to support Michigan agriculture.


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.


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.