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West Michigan Growers Group partners with Downtown Market, MSU Extension to host 2017 Growers Fare: CSA Open House

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

The public event will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Market for the West Michigan community interested in connecting with and supporting farmers growing and selling local food.

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'Without Dégagé, I would have been lost'

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

After spending months working with Kiel, our Resource Coordinator, Chuck was able to receive keys to his very own apartment.

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New craft beer bottle shop opens downtown

Submitted 03-21-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Craft Beer Cellar opens their thirty-first bottle shop in Grand Rapids, brings a broad beer selection to the downtown area.

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Grand Rapids' first annual Asian Festival debuts in summer 2017

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NEWS

To raise awareness about and share the food, entertainment, and traditions of Asian culture, a team of eight Grand Rapids community members has come together to plan and execute the City’s first Asian Festival.

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Free seminar series jumpstarts food entrepreneurs with advice from industry experts

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

In March, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will present its first-ever Recipes for Success series, a three-week program designed for food entrepreneurs. The free educational seminars are aimed at providing industry insight to budding and accelerating food entrepreneurs.

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Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. of Scottville sells its exotic mushrooms to high-end restaurants. Now they're donating to people in need.

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Taste of Soul Sunday will be held this Sunday, February 19 at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s downtown Main Branch.

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Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

The organization provided 28.9 million pounds of food, making 2016 its fourth-consecutive year of growth.

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Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

This Thursday, Feeding America West Michigan will offer groceries to those in need at their headquarters in Comstock Park.

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Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

As a kid, film student Gabby Vernon struggled with food insecurity. Now she's using her craft to feed others.

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