|Norm and Cile Plumstead|
Cile and Norm Plumstead have a deep connection with food—they absolutely love it! Traverse Gourmet launched in 2011 and offers gourmet Michigan gift baskets filled with delicious artisan foods made by some of Cile and Norm’s very favorite people, like Chris Girrbach, of Great Lakes Chips, and Mimi Wheeler, of Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate. Cile remembers her first introduction to MLUI at the 2010 Milliken Dinner. “We left with an energized sense of responsibility; we were searching for ways to commit.” For two years, they have donated a portion of their sales to MLUI. “We are working within a realm we love and hope to see our work elevate the cross-promotion that makes this food community so unique.” Send a taste of Michigan to your favorite out-of-towner, or get your own at traversegourmet.com.