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Step Back: Michigan Folk School Teaches Old Skills With A New Purpose
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sometimes a step back in time can be a step into the future. At the Michigan Folk School in Superior Township, back-to-basics living isn't just seen as nostalgia for arts and crafts, but rather a community-based counterbalance to the alienating advances of technology.
Our Community's Health: Prescribing Produce
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Michael Pollan, In Defense Of Food
An innovative 'prescription' program introduces medicinal benefits of fresh produce to lower income Washtenaw County residents. It's not only showing promising results, it's gained the attention of the Public Health Foundation.
Selma Cafe Thinks, Eats and Grows Locally
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
From neighborhood breakfast salon to ag incubator to monthly happy hours to nonprofit organization, Selma Café has grown and evolved over its four years.
chats with its co-founder and president Lisa Gottlieb about how things are going and where they are headed next.
A New Breed: Tilian Farm Development Center
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Business incubators have become a vital driving force in southeast Michigan's growing high-tech economy. But what about the state's second largest economic sector, food and agriculture? Enter Food System Economic Partnership and the Tilian Farm Development Center.
gets the skinny.
Foodies With A Memory: Ann Arbor's Culinary Historians
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Add another unique first to Ann Arbor's CV: U-M's professor of gastronomic history, Janice Longone. Making the case for the U.S.'s culinary heritage, Longone is not only a vital contributor to the Clements Library's ever-growing archive, she is the founder of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, a nationally-recognized group of food historians.
Food / Agriculture Blogs
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
... and we bet he sold 'em at a farmers market. This week Ann Arbor Farmers Market Manager Molly Notarianni digs up the social and economic edge to a market where the personality-to-product ratio is higher than you'll find in any store.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thorny social issues are what perpetuate inequitable access to farm-fresh products. This week Amanda Edmonds, executive director of Growing Hope, talks about the ways in which her non-profit empowers communities to grow and eat heathy food. Ground zero: a seed squadron.
Food / Agriculture Videos
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
From its gorgeous painted labels to its crafted oak barrel flavors, Dexter's Jolly Pumpkin Ales is all about bringing an artist's touch to brewing. It's an approach that's winning them fans (and awards) all across the nation, and has, of course, inspired one of A2's most popular brewpubs.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
From bees to broccoli, Growing Hope is determined to bring locally grown produce to the masses. Between its urban gardens, hoop house and hives, running the downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market, and providing community education, this urban farming advocate has developed a little slice of sustainable heaven on Michigan Ave.
Down On Dawn Farms
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
There aren't many places where you can get locally grown meat and help your fellow citizen at the same time. Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti is a fully functioning farm where patients recovering from addiction can work hard, get well and do good.
Jefferson Market's In The Hood
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
You can't keep a good market down. From it's locally produced groceries to its yummy baked goods to light meals, Jefferson Market And Cakery on Ann Arbor's Old West Side is the quintessential family-run neighborhood business.
Reading The Leaves: Ann Arbor's Tea Culture
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
There is a Japanese proverb that says, "If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty." If that's the case, Ann Arborites now have access to the path to enlightenment via the city's burgeoning tea scene.
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Food / Agriculture
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Jiffy mix has baked-in business success
Suds up! Michigan is 5th in nation for craft brewing
Source: USA Today
CityFARM urban farm business model gets noticed
Source: Corp Magazine
Is our food secure? U-M is looking into it
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Can Kickstarter double A2 sauerkraut production?
Toledo discovers Ann Arbor's epicurean offerings
Source: Toledo Blade
WSJ names local startup as part of national farm to table movement
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Farmer's Market sets up in St. Joe's hospital lobby
Source: The Ypsilanti Courier
What's for dinner? Let's check the trash.
Source: The New York Times
New York Times calls Ann Arbor food activist's book "important"
Source: The New York Times
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The Brinery upgrades facility to keep up with demand
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