When you hear someone say; "Cranberry Harvest Time", typically you wouldn't think the harvest is taking place in the bountiful state of Michigan. Times are changing! It's harvest season for cranberries and Michigan is one of the states where we can take advantage of fresh, local berries thanks to some dedicated farmers who believe the cranberry … Continue reading Cranberry Harvest Time in Michigan
Nuts are one of the most amazing foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, nutrients and heart healthy fats. They’re void of sugar and contain minimal carbohydrates, and best of all, they taste heavenly. Did you know cashews are in the same plant family as poison ivy and poison sumac and their itchy … Continue reading 6 Ways to Go NUTS in Michigan!
Struggling to find gifts for your food-centric friends? Follow along on our Holiday Gift Giving Trail in West Michigan as we travel to twelve of our favorite local shops that offer Michigan Made speciality food gift options. Many hidden gems that could be your answer to gift giving this holiday season. Eat Local West Michigan … Continue reading Holiday Gift Giving Trail in West Michigan
Supporting local means building bridges between business and consumer. It's community. It's sustainability. Our philosophy, here at Eat Local West Michigan; eating local involves connecting local food sources in West Michigan with the local communities. Bringing more awareness to our neighbors and their families on what is available in our communities when it comes time … Continue reading Building Bridges in West Michigan at Local First’s Fork Fest
A few more thoughts on local winter squash... Delicata, butternut, acorn . . . these are just a few of the squash I’ve been receiving in my CSA from Groundswell Community Farm the past few weeks. Recently a friend posted an article on Facebook that talked about how there really aren’t “pumpkins” in your canned … Continue reading Winter Squash Bountiful in West Michigan