Slows Bar-B-Q opens in Grand Rapids Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Slows Bar-B-Q, the nationally renowned barbecue joint based in Detroit, officially opened Slows Grand Rapids (SlowsGR) on August 6 in the Downtown Market, an urban, self-sustaining, mixed-use facility on Grand Rapids’ south side that...

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Torrence O'Haire joins Grand Rapids Downtown Market staff

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local food entrepreneur Torrence O’Haire has joined the staff of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market as a private parties and culinary coordinator. In this role, he will create menus and recipes for private functions, plan interesting new events...

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Urban Roots to host open house

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NEWS

Drive through nearly any major metropolitan city in 2015, and you will quickly discover abounding hints of urban agriculture sweeping across the concrete jungle. Hoophouses, beehives, edible landscapes, urban orchards and rooftop gardens are...

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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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No, Organic Foods Aren't the Bee's Knees.

by (Trevor Ditmar)

Submitted 08-03-2015 under OPINION

Unveiled in the fall of 2002, organic certification in the US could be considered a wild success. Organic foods are now available in around 20,000 health food stores across the country and about 75% of all grocery stories. Conventional foods are...

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Prices on locally grown organic food reveal hard truth

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

Nourish Organic Market is conveniently located mere blocks away from where I live, so when I needed some potatoes and a tomato to make dinner one evening, I just took a walk. I picked out my items—not paying attention to their prices because I...

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Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Blending groceries with a cause, the Southeast Area Farmer’s Market brings together local vendors and produce to help make natural food more accessible to the area. Located at Garfield Park (2111 Madison SE) on Fridays and the Gerald R. Ford...

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Simmer Camp brings teens, kids into kitchen for hands-on exploring

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has made it their mission to help residents learn about what we eat, where it comes from and the effect it has on our bodies. Education takes on more than one form with the Market’s many kitchens, greenhouse...

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Grandwich 2015 Sampled: Day three brings return of the Grandwich

by (SZaagman)

Submitted 07-11-2015 under OPINION

It is day three of our Grandwich review and after a change of venue to the outdoors we were all hoping for something good from our eight sandwiches. At this point the bar has been set pretty low. Day one: Let’s find a sandwich we would want to...

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New pastry shop brings taste of France to Cherry Street

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

East Lansing-based Le Bon Macaron has recently opened its second location in East Hills (951 Cherry Street SE). Macarons, not to be confused with coconut and almond based macaroons, are colorful French pastries (picture a gourmet Oreo-shaped...

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