eat local

Locally Raised, with a story

by (Local First)

Submitted 01-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

In recent years there has been a heightened awareness around knowing where our food comes from. Farmers Markets have increased in number, hobby farms have sprung up, and many restaurants have begun to shift their purchasing to local. Vegetables are...

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Terra GR supports hunger relief during the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is running a month-and-a-half-long food and fund drive for Feeding America West Michigan, starting Sunday. Restaurant patrons are encouraged to donate money or nonperishable foods for the hunger-relief organization when they visit. Terra GR...

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Local food panel discussion to follow vegan dinner

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

UPDATE: The panel discussion after the dinner service has been cancelled. We received this from Ryan Cappelletti, owner of Bartertown and CVLT, this morning: "The dinner info is all the same: 5-10 p.m. one time menu featuring all fermented...

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Terra GR's Restaurant Week fundraiser sends 2,000 meals to neighbors in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

For Terra GR Restaurant, this was a very good week. “This was the most successful Restaurant Week we’ve had to date,” said general manager Chris McDonald. “Guest satisfaction, the menu we put together, the partnership we had...

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Terra GR teams up with Food Bank to fight hunger during Restaurant Week

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is a city that appreciates a good meal. But what about those in our community who don’t have enough to eat, period? Terra GR hasn’t forgotten about them, and even as the Eastown restaurant showcases their finest locally...

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EatGR Meetup at Tacos El Cunado

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-03-2014 under

Good food is better when you eat it together. It’s even better when you can eat it for a good cause. Join FoodCircles, EatGR, and Feeding America West Michigan on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Tacos El Cunado in Grand Rapids’ Downtown Market....

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EatGR, FoodCircles ask West Michigan to raise forks for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Food. It’s an essential part of life and, increasingly, an essential part of Grand Rapids’ identity. But even as the local restaurant scene is flourishing, thousands of families in our community are struggling to get enough to eat. This...

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Wholesale food hub makes local ingredients more accessible to restaurants

by (caithoop)

Submitted 10-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Michigan is an agricultural mecca, with farms and orchards populating the fields of West Michigan. According to the Farm Bureau, Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse in the United States. Year round, Grand Rapids chefs have a diverse...

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Donkey Taqueria serves affordable plates, needs some heat

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 08-06-2014 under OPINION

Donkey Taqueria, in a small building at the corner of Wealthy and Henry, occupies what used to be a service station in the 1920's. The menu is divided into appetizers, tacos, tostadas and other small plates. The menu offers enough options to...

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Grand Rapids micro-roaster doing coffee right

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Hidden in a 100-year-old seemingly abandoned warehouse on the corner of Hall and Godfrey lies the home of a small micro-roaster called Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters. After climbing five flights of stairs accompanied by motivational signs,...

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