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
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
Not only is local beer a cultural phenomenon capable of convincing thousands of people to drink beer outside in February all afternoon (a la Winter Beer Fest), but it's also big business. Twenty years after carrying its first craft brew at a single Kalamazoo store, Meijer is selling more than 34 locally-brewed craft beers each … Continue reading Meijer Craft Beer Sales Result in Big Business for Local Breweries
The Michigan Beer Guild recently sent me a list of the new harvest beers from our fine state; I edited the list to highlight West "ish" Michigan offerings--check 'em out!
If you saw the posting yesterday for the Taste the Passion event with the Leelanau Peninsula wineries and thought "hey, what about those of us who prefer beer?" Never fear, the following weekend is just for you!