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

West Michigan U-Pick Hidden Gem on the Ridge

It was a cloudy Tuesday in West Michigan and I was headed for the "Ridge" to explore the country roads leading to beautiful family farms when I stumbled upon Brechting Farms at 1307 6 Mile Rd, NW in Comstock Park.  Fruit Ridge is a topographical land feature northwest of Grand Rapids, Michigan and considered to … Continue reading West Michigan U-Pick Hidden Gem on the Ridge

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

Summer Frittata Recipe: CSA Fresh & Local!

This time of year, no matter how hard I try, I always have some random vegetables left. Here’s a list of what I received in my Groundswell Community Farm CSA share last week: Basil Radishes or Herb bunch (chives, sage, mint, thyme) Bok Choy OR Cabbage OR Kohlrabi Kale OR Chard Garlic Beets Carrots Summer … Continue reading Summer Frittata Recipe: CSA Fresh & Local!