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Green Wagon Farm grows goodness together

by (Amy Hinman)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

For farmer Chad Anderson, the desire to be a farmer started in 2007, by planting a garden in Uganda. “It all started in the Peace Corp, where I started a garden, just to have some points of conversation with the people because it was an...

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Urban Herd fights hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Wind and spitting rain didn’t stop more than 100 green-clad runners from showing up for the Brooks Urban Herd Pub Run at Trillium Haven Restaurant on Monday evening. The 5K fun run, organized by Gazelle Sports, wound its way through Eastown...

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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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Fulton Street Farmer's Market Takes on the Winter

by (Megan Smith)

Submitted 03-07-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

During the spring, summer, and fall months, the  Fulton Street Farmer's Market is crawling with natural food junkies, organic vegan enthusiasts, and Grand Rapidians who just love good quality food. And if you’ve ever been there, you may have...

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Why Purchase Locally

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-22-2009 under NONPROFITS

by: Sisters Mary Lucille Janowiak OP and Barbara Hansen OP Where did the food on your Thanksgiving table come from? Did you have free range turkey from a local farm? Were the potatoes, green beans, wine and cranberries grown and produced in your...

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