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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Whole U GR expo aims to encourage small, holistic steps in building a healthy Grand Rapids

On January 25th, 2014, St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids will play host to the inaugural Whole U GR Expo. The Expo runs from 10am to 4pm and incorporates the body, mind, spirit, and living holistically. Tickets are…

 

Spectrum Health assists underserved at the Downtown Market

The Downtown Market has become a community favorite in the three months since opening. Numerous community leaders and businesses have leveraged that popularity and collaborated on programs and events at the Market. The Downtown Market is arguably the new hub…

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2013 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo

Michigan is one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the country, second only to California in variety of crops. Michigan grows over 300 different commodities, and 98 percent of Michigan farms are family-owned. The industry produces over $90 billion…

People’s Food Co-Op and Can-Do Kitchen of Kalamazoo

At the final stop on our Kalamazoo farm and foodie tour, we visited the People’s Food Co-Op of Kalamazoo and the Fair Food Matters Can-Do Kitchen. Both of these businesses have, in their heart, a goal of providing healthy, sustainable…

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