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Ag Forum: Local food movement gathering momentum

Local Food | November 26, 2014 | By Diane Conners

At the recent 2014 Michigan Good Food Summit, I was one of 425 people who heard story after story about how the movement to support local food and agriculture is growing across the state....

Ag Forum: Too many accolades — no way!

Local food | July 24, 2014 | By Bill Palladino

If you’re anything like I used to be, your eyes roll every time you hear of yet another “best of” accolade for the Grand Traverse region. I’ve long been a bit cynical about community self-aggrandizement. But last week, while taking a trip to the East Coas...

Network advances local food at institutions

Local Food | April 21, 2014 | By Diane Conners

A new Michigan Farm to Institution Network is helping schools, hospitals, day care centers, senior living and other institutions ramp up their purchases of locally grown food....

Behind the scenes at cherry harvest

Local food, Taste the Local Difference | August 1, 2013 | By Zoë McAlear

A few weeks ago, the farmers market doubled in size. Summer had truly arrived and all of the stands were overflowing with new produce—local cherries in particular. All the farmers offered free samples, and there were few shoppers who didn’t give in. Cherr...

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