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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.


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.


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.


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.


Hunger Challenge:Day 2

Submitted 09-07-2011 under OPINION

Stick with me as I move onto day two of the Hunger Challenge. This one features lentil soup, diet coke lust and lots of popcorn.


Hunger Aware

Submitted 09-04-2011 under OPINION

Becoming aware of the hunger and food security issues in Grand Rapids, and learning what it's like for the 55,803 Kent County residents who need food stamps to feed their families.


Whole Notes benefit to feature local food, wines, chefs

Submitted 09-01-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local farmers and vintners will participate in Whole Notes, a benefit dinner for The North American Choral Company.


Revamped Fulton Street Farmers Market pushes to finish line

Submitted 08-31-2011 under NONPROFITS

[AUDIO] Historic market hopes to complete fundraising by October.


Beat Reporting comes to The Rapidian

Submitted 08-31-2011 under OPINION

Learn what beat reporting is all about, get involved with the Food Culture Beat Reporters, start your own beat based on your interests and passions!


Start a Canvolution: Host a Canning Party

Submitted 08-31-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Join the Canvolution! Gather friends, family with farm-fresh produce and canning supplies. Come together to share the work, put some food into jars and develop kinship in the kitchen. Canvolution!