The longer days, bountiful farmers markets and returning vacationers (welcome, downstaters) can imply just one factor in northern Michigan: spring has lastly sprung. With that, we’re proud to announce the publication of our 2022 Local Food Guide.
Since the inception of Taste the Local Difference in 2004, we developed from printed, localized directories to five-county brochures to full-scale magazines for the whole state. Throughout our evolution, our mission has stayed true to connecting customers to local food throughout Michigan.
Within our 100-page information, the hyper-local regional chapters simplify discovering local food sources in your hometown or in your subsequent highway journey. In northwest Michigan, the information not solely lists food producers by county, but in addition highlights wine pairings by the consultants at Burritt’s Fresh Market. Hungry for extra? Check out a recipe for Mangalitsa Pork Chops with Traverse City Balsamic Cherry Sauce written by Melissa Weirema, proprietor of Up North Heritage Farm in Williamsburg.
Every 12 months, we rejoice Michigan’s rising local food group. From the Keweenaw Peninsula to Detroit, the Local Food Guide is freely distributed throughout the state at farmers markets, cafés, libraries, welcome facilities and extra. This free annual journal will begin sprouting up in your Michigan group all through June.
Within every area of Michigan, we are going to host a Guide Release occasion that the entire group is welcome to attend. In Northwest Michigan, locals can be a part of the enjoyable at Providence Organic Farm and Café in Central Lake on June 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
These events are a chance to attach with different local food lovers and choose up the recent local food information.
Find our 2022 Local Food Guide at a launch occasion, order it on to your door or preserve a watch out for it in your group. Even and not using a information in hand, you possibly can at all times go to our on-line local food listing for added enterprise info, equivalent to farmers market hours, possession varieties and rising practices. As spring turns to summer season, we encourage you to get again in contact with the land — whether or not that’s the place you reside or the place you’re exploring as a customer.
Emma Beauchamp is editor in chief of Taste the Local Difference and a local of Traverse City. She now resides in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Learn extra at localdifference.org.