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

A New Season for Eat Local West Michigan

When I started Eat Local West Michigan in 2010, the local food movement was still young. There were two primary CSAs, Trillium Haven and Groundswell. There were a handful of microbreweries and even fewer farm to table restaurants. In recent years the culinary landscape has exploded. We became Beer City USA, there are 22 CSAs … Continue reading A New Season for Eat Local West Michigan

The Story of Brewt’s Bloody Mary Mix

Last May, business partners Emily and Luke spent more than 50 hours in the kitchen, trying to create the best Bloody Mary mix. The two Bloody Mary enthusiasts never had a go-to mix they could get from the grocery store or bar, so they set out to make their own. The mix also falls in line with … Continue reading The Story of Brewt’s Bloody Mary Mix

56th Annual Boyne City National Morel Mushroom Festival

  The 56th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival is held May 12-15 with most events centered around Veterans Park on the waterfront in Boyne City. Carnival rides and a craft show are held daily. Visit morelfest.com for the complete schedule and advance registration for the various events. Some of the highlights are: > A Craft Beer Block Party with 20 … Continue reading 56th Annual Boyne City National Morel Mushroom Festival