The Rapidian


Ways to engage with Asian American culture in Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The best ways to explore the customs, traditions and foods of the Asian American cultures within Grand Rapids.


Madison Square nonprofit urban farm unveils newly reopened community market

Submitted 10-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

Urban Roots' newly reopened Community Market, a cross between a farm stand, a retail store, and a community cooperative, provides healthy, local (when possible), whole foods to its Madison Square neighbors and the Grand Rapids community.


Creston Vibes: Not your average open mic night

Submitted 10-26-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Creston Vibes, an open mic night at Creston Brewery, is unlike anything else. Held twice a month, each session follows a different theme. From comedy to heartbreaks and hangovers, the energy controls the session.


In Season: October 26, 2018

Submitted 10-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

We've got a couple dozen vendors here at the Market for your Friday shopping needs! With the emergence of fall food like winter squash, brussels sprout, and sweet potatoes, you have a new opportunity for creating some delicious warming meals + recipes.


Seven things to do this fall in Grand Rapids

Submitted 10-25-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is full of possibility this fall with things to do for everyone. From fall color tours to pumpkin donuts, anyone can take advantage of the beauty that fall brings.


In Season: October 19, 2018

Submitted 10-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Don't let the cold keep you from shopping outside + supporting your local farmers and food creators! We've always got hot coffee, hot cocoa from Lotus Brew Coffee, and a heated Headhouse to warm you before or after shopping.


Harvest fun in full swing at Robinette's Apple Orchard

Submitted 10-12-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Robinette's Apple Orchard offers a number of fun activities for the entire family, including hayrides, a corn maze, and more.


In Season: October 12, 2018

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

Good morning, Grand Rapids! As the temperatures drop, we are seeing a great variety of locally grown apples + an abundance of hearty winter veggies that make great soups, stews, and bisques and pair well with so many Michigan products we have on the Market!


Attention Foodies: 2019 Festival of the Arts Food Booth Applications Now Open

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Planning for Festival of the Arts’ 50th year is officially underway, and now is the time to submit applications for food booths for 2019.


In Season: October 5, 2018

Submitted 10-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

As it starts feeling more like fall, you may find yourself craving some butternut squash bisque, apple pie, hearty soups, or hot chocolate. Our vendors have what you need for your delicious fall recipes, including squash, apples, hearty veggies, and hot cocoa (now serving at the coffee cart).