Building Bridges in West Michigan at Local First’s Fork Fest

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

West Michigan Farm to Table Fight Against Cancer

Take an organization such as the American Cancer Society of West Michigan, two passionate farmers from Lubbers Family Farm, a local Grand Rapids craft brewery and a talented sous chef from Mercy Health; blend them all together, and what do you get?  One great farm to table benefit dinner bringing awareness throughout the community for … Continue reading West Michigan Farm to Table Fight Against Cancer

Celebrating West Michigan Bounty at Field & Cork Dinner

What happens when creativity, passion and farm fresh ingredients collide?  A farm to table dinner event that has everyone talking in the local West Michigan community.  On a beautiful Saturday evening on August 6th, two local chefs and two farmers created a venue in Ada, Michigan that went above and beyond your typical picnic in … Continue reading Celebrating West Michigan Bounty at Field & Cork Dinner

Saving the Season: Late July 2016

This seems to be an especially good year for growing vegetables, as evidenced by my own garden and the generous amount of vegetables that I’ve been receiving in my CSA. These are the days that we dream about in the winter! Now is the perfect time to think about putting some of those extra goodies … Continue reading Saving the Season: Late July 2016

Eating the Season with Groundswell July Week 2

I was almost sad this week when I went to pick up my CSA share this week and there was only a small bag of salad greens. Quite the change from a bag of spinach, a pound of greens, and two heads of lettuce! That, and the large zucchini signal that summer is indeed marching … Continue reading Eating the Season with Groundswell July Week 2