Downtown Market celebrates veggies on March 9, hosting fifth annual Growers Fare, first-ever Very Veggie Saturday

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 02-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

On March 9, the West Michigan Growers Group is partnering with Michigan State University Extension and the Grand Rapids Downtown Market to host the fifth annual ‘Meet a Farmer, Find a Share’ Growers Fare from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local,...

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Plainsong Farm works to catalyze a Christian food movement: "Ten acres and large questions"

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

In a day and age where most people buy their food from grocery stores, there is little connection between the consumption of food and the land and work that brought the food about. Plainsong Farm, located in Rockford, Michigan and operating under a...

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New City Neighbors links good food and youth empowerment

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

Life-giving food systems have far broader effects than the dinner plate.  For New City Neighbors, recognition of this has led to the integration of good food and non-profit work in order to address a need in their neighborhood: youth...

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Support local farmers while adding fresh vegetables to your diet

by (jproth1)

Submitted 04-10-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a distinctive model to support diversified, small scaled vegetable growers. The idea is that people buy into a share of the farm at the beginning of the season. Instead of money dividends, your dividends are...

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

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

The 2017 Growers Fare: CSA Open House, an event for the West Michigan community interested in connecting with and supporting farmers growing and selling local food, is coming to the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. In partnership with the West Michigan...

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Locally grown gourmet mushrooms on the way to consumers, restaurants

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Trever Clark, founder of The Urban Mushroom, is passionate about mushrooms and it shows. He’s still pretty new to the fungus game, but he speaks so knowledgably about growing mushrooms and all the applications of them, one may think he’s...

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State of the Onion address: Markets, restaurants and learning opportunities grow

by (TheStarvingArtist)

Submitted 06-06-2013 under OPINION

As the new Culinary Correspondent for The Rapidian, I'll be exploring the current state of the food scene in Grand Rapids from the prospective of a local chef and food writer. I’ll give you my take on the best restaurants, discussing new...

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Farmer-owned restaurant offers bold brews, homegrown meals to support food bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids restaurants are embarking on a two-week exploration of local cuisine, Michigan beers and the fruitful ways in which they intersect. Cool Brews. Hot Eats., from the creators of Restaurant Week, runs from Feb. 18 to March 2 and involves...

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[MIDTOWN] Couple's documentation shows shopping local does not need to be costly

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Rice, canned beans, eggs, sweet potatoes, carrots, cheese, bread and El Matador tortilla chips. These are common items in Amanda Narvaes and Josh Dunigan's pantry, and if they are staples on your shopping list, the couple will tell you it does not...

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The Local Beet: Celebrating the bounty of the season as a member of a community supported agriculture farm

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under OPINION

Besides growing your own food, being a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm is an excellent way to be connected to local farmers and the land they cultivate. As a member of a CSA, a family (or individual) pays the farmer a fee...

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