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Hunger Aware

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-05-2011 under OPINION

Next week is Hunger Action Week, and to help us start being aware of what that means for us here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I spent some time finding out the statistics on hunger and food insecurity in our area. I was surprised to find out: 1 in 6...

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Get your Grandwich (Part V) - The Grand(wich) finale

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 08-08-2011 under OPINION

In a downpour at Rosa Parks Circle on, the Grandwich competition came to a close. Three of Chris' recommendations made it to the top 10. Of the Grandwiches on display: Omelette Shoppe - Slow-roasted, hand-pulled tender corned beef, sliced dill...

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Bartertown Diner raises money for market improvements at the Fulton Street Farmers Market with delicious eats

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 07-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

Fans of fresh, local food now have even more reason to get excited about the Our Goodness is Growing campaign to improve the Fulton Street Farmers Market (1147 E. Fulton). Starting Saturday, July 30, and running right through Saturdays of the...

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Get your Grandwich (Part IV) - Four sandwiches and a few surprises

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-29-2011 under OPINION

Tim Linscott sponsored this round of sandwiches for part four. If you're interested in sponsoring the Freeman Grandwich quest (just eight more to go), email [email protected] Courtyard by Marriott - 100% beef, Michigan made hot dog stuffed...

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Get your Grandwich (Part III): Eggs are the new black

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-28-2011 under OPINION

Just 12 sandwiches left on the list after this installment. Chris Freeman, Grand Rapids Grandwich guru, has checked off 29 Grandwiches, and the finding after this round: Eggs are the new black. Founders Brewing Company - Sliced roasted chicken,...

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Get your Grandwich (Part II): The real winner is Nantucket Baking Company

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-27-2011 under OPINION

In part one of the Grandwich quest, Chris reviewed 10 eateries. Now onto part two with another eight contenders and $150 invested. But Chris is ready to declare that the biggest winner in this competition is Nantucket Bakery. Among his top four in...

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Get your Grandwich (Part I): Narrowing down 10 contenders

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-26-2011 under OPINION

Grandwich brief by Denise Cheng Chris Freeman fully buys that Grand Rapids should have a signature dish. Chicago with its deep dish, Philly with its cheesesteak, New York with its cheesecake, Freeman has taken it upon himself to wade through as many...

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In season - July 22, 2011

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 07-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

New at the market! Sweet Corn (in limited quantities)!!! Gladiolas Peppers Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes Purple Beans Currently at the market: Cherries Raspberries Blueberries Gooseberries, Currants, Blackberries Cabbage Garlic Summer Squash,...

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In season - May 28, 2011

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 05-31-2011 under NONPROFITS

  Currently at the Market: Asparagus Rhubarb Greenhouse Tomatoes Carrots Radishes Kohlrabi Green Onions Parsnips Lettuce Spinach Onions Garlic Greens (Arugula, Swiss Chard, Kale, Collard) Plants Perennials Herbs Bouquets/ Cut Flowers Meat...

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First 5x5 Event: Fire and Knife is the Big Winner

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NEWS

"Relax." said Rick DeVos "This is not a competition, this isn't about business ideas and it is not a pitch night." DeVos' own latest idea, 5x5 Night drew a crowd of about 200 interested people who packed the Grand Rapids Art Museum's auditorium to...

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