September 1, 2021

Q&A with Presque Isle Farm Cider

Presque Isle Farm in Posen, MI has recently expanded into cider-making, bringing home plenty of GLINTCAP gold and silver awards!

December 16, 2020

Grand Lake Never Tasted So Good

On the shores of Grand Lake, Sand Bay Trading Post Co. grocery and Woody’s Grand Lake restaurant are a labor of love for owners Gary Plankell and Todd…

November 17, 2020

Marine Meat Market Makes the Cut

Marine Meat Market is one of seven main chandlers on the Great Lakes. This means they provide two weeks of groceries for 13-25 sailors on each ship that…

October 22, 2020

M-211 Mercantile: The Purple Store in the Middle of Nowhere

M-211 Mercantile Co. is just south of Onaway State Park at the Allis Hwy and 4-Mile corner. This delightful little purple shop houses a gourmet bakery, specialty beer…

August 26, 2020

Keeping the (fe)Male in Male’s Grocery

Male’s Grocery is located in the old North Branch House which is celebrating its 150 year anniversary. Established in 1870 by William Faught, the North Branch House is one of…

August 18, 2020

Building Healthy Places: Connecting our Communities to Good Food

For the past 9 months, Taste the Local Difference has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to implement the Building Healthy Places (BHP)…

April 27, 2020

Small Boats are Easier to Turn than Cruise Ships

Every morning I wince at the new headlines: “Smithfield shutting U.S. pork plant indefinitely, warns of meat shortages during pandemic;” “Dumped Milk, Smashed Eggs, Plowed Vegetables: Food Waste…

February 25, 2020

Farmers in Wolverine Find a “Sweet Balance”

Wendy and Dan Babcock’s passion for growing healthy food has been fueled by personal experience and life lessons. When Wendy’s mother passed away in her arms over a…

February 5, 2020

2020 Alcona Small Farm Conference : Big Dreams, Small Towns

Farm to Fork Alcona is excited to bring Amy Emberling, Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Bakehouse, to Lincoln, Michigan! She will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Annual…

January 22, 2020

The NE Michigan Food & Farming Network is Taking a Place at the Table

Local food councils bring the community together to promote the well-being of their local food system. The newly formed Northeast Michigan Food & Farming Network  (NEMFFN) envisions a future…