December 8, 2017

Shaping our Agricultural Landscape: The Farm Bill

Every five years Congress votes on a massive piece of legislation that dramatically influences the landscape and nutrition of our nation:The Farm Bill. This piece of legislation determines…

December 4, 2017

Local Gift Ideas

Looking for a way to shop local this holiday season? Check out our holiday gift guide and support Michigan producers and growers this season.

December 4, 2017

Transitioning Farmland to the Next Generation of Farmers : Land Access Educational Summit #1

Join the Southwest Land Access Partners for this educational summit on February 2, 2018 Kalamazoo Valley College, Culinary Allied Health Building 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM As we know,…

December 4, 2017

Tackling Climate Change at your Dinner Table

What we choose to eat has huge implications on the planet’s ability to sustain us. Globally, food production accounts for approximately 33% of our total greenhouse gas emissions.…

November 9, 2017

Award-Winning Fruit Syrups Celebrating Local Flavors

Drive due south of Michigan State University’s campus and in 5 short miles you’ll happily find yourself at Swallowtail Farm. This charming diversified fruit, vegetable and flower farm…

November 6, 2017

A New Collaboration to Highlight Veteran Food Producers

Taste the Local Difference (TLD) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Veterans in Agriculture (VIA) Network of Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS). The Veterans…

November 6, 2017

Taste the Local Difference this Thanksgiving

My favorite holiday is, easily, Thanksgiving. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and farmer and food has always been an expression of love in my world. A…

November 6, 2017

Beyond the Pasty

Rutabaga (also called swede) is a Brassica family (think kale, cabbage, turnips, broccoli, etc.) root vegetable commonly known to Michiganders as a pasty ingredient. Beyond the pasty, this…

October 4, 2017

Falling into Flavors and Memories of the Season

As sad as I am to see summer go, I am ready for the fall. I love the way the golden light hangs in the trees this time…

September 5, 2017

Preserving the Harvest

  The farmers’ market stalls are overflowing with produce and your garden is producing more tomatoes than you can handle. What to do? Lock in peak nutrition and…