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Good Eats, Good Cause: GR’s Goodwill Food Truck First of its Kind

When you think Goodwill, does food come to mind? Although the organization’s secondhand shops are the most visible and plentiful job-training sites, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids is working to make careers in the food service industry a core…


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Campus Fresh: College Town Farmers Markets in Michigan

Between the endless intake of hot dogs and burgers during tailgate season and the destructive stress-eating habits of finals season, it really does feel as though it’s impossible to stay healthy during college. Take it from this recent college grad – I know the feeling!…


Expert Juicing and Smoothie-Making Tips from Malamiah Juice Bar

How many fruits and vegetables do you eat in a day? If you’re like many Americans, the number is dismal. Michiganders report that they consume about one serving of fruit and one and a half servings of vegetables on average…



Nurtured By Mother Nature: Time to Try Aromatherapy

We can all agree that getting sick or feeling weak is the worst. Whether it’s a cold or sore muscles, it’s just not pleasant. The first thing we tend to run for is the ibuprofen or the cold medicine, but…

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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…



Wear Your Conscience: 5 Michigan Shops to “Green” Up Your Wardrobe

If you’re striving to embrace a more natural lifestyle by eating organic and choosing green commuting options, you might want to take stock of your closet while you’re at it. Clothing made from sustainable materials with fair harvesting and manufacturing…

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Revitalizing Detroit’s Retail Landscape, One Neighborhood at a Time

Ashley Hennen is the Communications Manager for Hatch Detroit. She is passionate about doing her part to help build up vibrant and diverse retail in Detroit, spurring more walkable and healthy communities. While we’ve become well known for our annual…

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Doorganics expands service to West Michigan lakeshore

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Organic food. It sounds like the beginning of a lame joke, but it’s a reality for an ever-growing number of West Michigan residents. Doorganics, an organic food delivery service that brings local, sustainable products to your doorstep…