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Hesterman: Now's the Time for Fresh, Local, Fair Food

October 7, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Author says conscious consumers must become engaged citizens...

It Was a Very Good Year (at the Fair!)

September 14, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

With each passing year, it’s becoming clearer to fairgoers that it doesn’t have to be deep-fried to be delicious...

Wanted: Grassroots Push for Improved Farm Bill

August 26, 2011 | By Patty Cantrell

D.C.’s cuts could challenge growth of local food projects...

Youngsters Warm to Cooking with Kids at NW Mich. Fair

August 15, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Farmers market, 4-H Club add to local food flavors...

Northern Michigan Ready to Double Up Food Bucks

August 1, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Bridge Card users can stretch their farmers market shopping dollars...

Wanted: Financing for 'Food Desert' Farms

July 28, 2011 | By Patty Cantrell and Bob Heuer

Farm Credit System could help farmers grow for neglected markets...

Looking for Local Along the Interstate

Blog Archive | December 17, 2010 | By Janice Benson

I’m pleased to say that travelers stopping in many of our small northern Michigan towns, looking for local fare, will be delighted to find quite a bit of it! ...

‘Green Plate Challenge’ Brings Business to Local Emu Farm

Blog Archive | November 10, 2010 | By Janice Benson

Jim Barnes, owner of The Crystal Lake Catering Company, Eco-Building Products, and Wild Leek Productions, produced and promoted the Green Plate Challenge this summer in order to connect local restaurants with local farmers. ...

Urban Agriculture: A True Story from WWII

Blog Archive | October 6, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

My family here in Germany, where I’m visiting this week and next, has a favorite story about my great grandfather, Karl Bader....

It’s Not Just About the Food

Blog Archive | September 10, 2010 | By Janice Benson

As I turn the calendar to September, things look different to me. Yes, apples are coming in, the days are getting shorter, and I’m noticing the usual seasonal changes at this time of year. But this year is different....

Rating Plates in Benzie

Blog Archive | September 8, 2010 | By Karly Wentzloff

I am not a meat and potatoes girl, but the chefs participating in the Green Plate challenge—a local food entre contest among four Frankfort-Elberta restaurants—are starting to change that....

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