Holiday Gift Giving Trail in West 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

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

Cranberry Harvest Time in Michigan

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

Winter Squash Bountiful in West Michigan

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

Going Apples! 5 Fruit Ridge Apple Orchards in West Michigan

Shorter days and changing leaves means that fall is upon us. This season is also the best time to find fresh Michigan apples. Few experiences can top making a trip to the local apple orchard, drinking some fresh-squeezed cider while consuming freshly baked apple spiced donuts, and taking home a peck of U-pick Honeycrisp. Some … Continue reading Going Apples! 5 Fruit Ridge Apple Orchards in West Michigan