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

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

12 West Michigan Farmers Markets For Fall Bounty

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