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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…



Freshii brings energy-boosting eats to downtown Grand Rapids

Get ready to get revved up, Grand Rapids: There’s a new energizer in town. Joining the fresh-and-healthy food movement, Freshii has recently opened its first location in the downtown area. Sure it’s a chain restaurant, but the concept behind it…


The crossroads of all things food in Marquette is getting a little bigger

On a recent trip up to Marquette, I noticed construction materials next to signage for the Marquette Food Co-Op just outside downtown. Come to find out, the Marquette Food Co-Op, which spreads the love of locally sourced food throughout the…


Fresh produce verses canned and frozen

Finding fresh produce can be difficult in cold weather, which might have you wondering, how am I supposed to get my daily source of vitamins if I can’t find fresh produce in sub-zero temperatures? Even on the coldest days, there…