May 15, 2015 (Traverse City, MI)—Taste the Local Difference launches its 2015 Guide to Local Food in Northwest Michigan. MyNorth Media partnered with Taste the Local Difference to realize the 50-page publication that connects readers to Northern Michigan’s vibrant food community with the mission to sell more locally grown and made food.
In northern Michigan we get through the long, cold winters by looking forward to spring.We appreciate each season because we’ve experienced its absence.To eat seasonally builds this same excitement around the food we eat because locally grown and raised products come and go at different times.
Keep an eye out for monthly blog posts featuring vendors from the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmer’s Market, written by Market Manager Julianna Lisuk.
Farmer’s Market season has arrived in Northern Michigan! The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmer’s Market began on May 2 with an idyllic Saturday of fresh food and flowers. Customers showed up with their baskets and bags eager to get their hands on the first local produce of the season. Alongside the meat, cheese, bread, and produce vendors were locally grown flower stands overflowing with stunning arrangements, bringing much needed color and life after a cold winter. We recently visited one of our vendors, Petal Pushers, to get a look at where all their beautiful hanging baskets and vegetable plants are grown.
Rhubarb grows in many farms and backyards throughout Michigan. It’s often used in pies as a tart component to an overall sweet dish, but we find that people often struggle with other ways to use it. Michelle Rodriguez shares a delicious recipe for a Rhubarb Ginger Puree to pair with grilled pork or chicken.
We’ve had so many fun summer job opportunities come across our desks that we’ve decided to share them all in one place. These are food jobs, farming jobs, plain-old awesome jobs. If you’re looking for a continual update on cool jobs in Northwest Michigan be sure to like Awesome JOB ALERT n.mich on facebook.
Take a look at this beautifully shot presentation about Ed John and his wife Cindi, two Native American fisherman from the Suttons Bay area. The video respectfully follows them throughout their day’s labors and brings us a glimpse into the joys and challenges of their work. Through easy conversation, and clear unemotional story-telling, they let us feel the devastation of the fresh water fishery in Lake Michigan, leaving us wanting more answers.
Blueberry Muffins with fresh blueberries from Buchan’s Blueberry Hill and a touch of lemon.
Smoothies made with fresh, local fruit varied by season.
This simple grilled flatbread will become a staple this summer. Toppings can vary by season, but the simple five-minute naan is even tasty enough to eat by itself.