Healthy Eating

Making Sure No Kid Goes Hungry in Southeast Michigan this Summer

Far too many kiddos in the greater Detroit area miss healthy meals every day while they’re on summer break. That’s why a huge network of Michigan companies, schools and recreation centers are working together to make sure no kid goes hungry in Southeast Michigan. The…

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Gardening Problems? 5 Tips to Keep Your Plants Happy

Summer is the season of the harvest. These beautiful months are when we Michiganders enjoy stunning weather, boat rides on our (many) lakes, and fresh local produce. Getting your hands on local produce doesn’t have to mean a trip to…

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Easy and Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Summer is flying by and soon it will be time for kids to swap summer activities for homework. With a new school year approaching, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of new ways to integrate healthier foods into the…

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10 Upcoming Festivals that Celebrate Michigan Food

July’s National Cherry Festival in Traverse City has come and gone, but don’t overlook these other fine food-focused state celebrations taking place yet this summer, two starting today! Marquette’s Blueberry Festival, July 31: This daylong event runs from 10 a.m….


5 Things You Didn’t Know Michigan Grows Better than Most States

If anyone tries to tell you that Michigan is only known for its industrial history, tell them to think again! Aside from automotive and advanced manufacturing, agriculture happens to be one of Michigan’s biggest industries. Agriculture alone contributes $101.2 billion…


Urban Eden: Farming in Detroit

According to the 2010 US Census, about 80 percent of the population lives in what is considered an “urban” area, meaning only approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population lives rurally. Historically, it tends to be more difficult to find fresh fruits and veggies…

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Michigan Farm-to-Table Restaurants Roundup

  If you’re looking for a meal that’s fresh and locally-sourced, farm-to-table restaurants have you covered. The trend of restaurants using ingredients fresh from the farm shows no signs of slowing down as consumers demand quality and sustainability in their food….


Are Baked Beans as Healthy as You Think?

Baked beans go with almost every summer dish: hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken, pulled pork, Polish sausages—you name it! But as a side dish, how healthy are they? Baked beans can lower cholesterol and are packed with fiber, protein and…


Spice Up Your Michigan Carrots with Two Recipes You’ll Love

They’re orange, crunchy and kind of sweet … I’m talking about Michigan carrots of course. Carrots have a bad reputation as a boring vegetable and aren’t often seen as a very versatile ingredient. We would argue that carrots are actually quite complex, filled…