June 26, 2019

Pork, Mushrooms & Wild Rice : Modern Twist on a Childhood Meal

Many of us all have that one dish that seemed to make it to the dinner table more often than most. My mom, who worked full time, often…

May 15, 2019

Eat Small: Roasted Rabbit with Gravy

In 2017, Tim & Naomi decided to start the Happy Hoppers Organic Rabbit Farm. They both grew up with rabbits so it was a natural fit. Originally, they…

April 18, 2019

Michigan Tech Students Conduct Food Assessment

I’ll admit, I have a lot to learn about the Western Upper Penisula’s local food system. My connections there have been growing and I’ve met a lot of…

April 18, 2019

10 Uses for Maple Sap & Syrup

Maple syrup is Michigan’s “liquid gold.” It takes 40 gallons of sap from sugar maples to boil down to 1 gallon of syrup. Michigan ranks in the Top…

March 21, 2019

Hyper- Local UP Carrot Salad

Alex, our Upper Peninsula Local Food Coordinator spoke at the Northern Michigan University’s TedX in 2019 with a story called My Local Food Relationship. (Editor’s note: here’s the link)

March 21, 2019

What does local mean to you?

On Saturday, March 16th, I presented My Local Food Relationship at Northern Michigan University’s TEDx. (Editor’s note: link to video is coming soon!)

February 21, 2019

Local Fusion Cooking: Beef & Potato Potstickers

This recipe is an ode to my life in Seattle. Folding dumplings was one of the most therapeutic tasks from my kitchen time there. Mostly, it was a…

February 21, 2019

5 Favorite Foodie Films for 2019

We all turn to film and video for inspiration, escape, education and sometimes even in search of purpose. A well done film will take you on a journey…

January 29, 2019

A Challenge to Support Local

This summer, I was the catering manager for Rock River Farm, a flower farm in the central U.P. They are focusing their efforts on flower production, so they…

December 18, 2018

Introducing a New Resource to UP Farmers

As December speeds by, we rush to ready ourselves for the holidays. Once the new year arrives, our growers and producers will jump right into planning and preparing…