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
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
Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers. From the traditional "mercados" in the Peruvian Andes to the unique street markets in Asia, growers all over the world gather weekly to sell their produce directly to the public. Surprising to most, Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state … Continue reading 12 West Michigan Farmers Markets For Fall Bounty
Below is information as gleaned from publicly available sources. As I have discovered over the years, farmers are often busy planting/growing/harvesting/planning and don't always update their websites or social media. So please be sure to verify prices and pickup information with them directly! Not sure if a CSA is right for you? Download this free … Continue reading Greater Grand Rapids CSAs