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Sí, se puede! Grand Rapidians march to support immigrants, farm workers in West Michigan
By Anna Gustafson, Managing Editor
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Grand Rapidians took to the streets for the annual César E. Chávez Social Justice March, calling for the respect, dignity and protection of all immigrants and emphasizing the driving force that migrant and seasonal farm workers play in the economy of West Michigan and the country.
Kernel of an idea grows into family popcorn business under Michigan Cottage Food Law
By Sue Stuever Battel
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Gene and Patricia McFarland have built their gourmet popcorn business from a home kitchen operation to a successful storefront where they sell their handcrafted flavored popcorn.
Here's what success in building local food systems looks like
By Kim Eggleston
Thursday, March 02, 2017
From education to certification, programs in the Upper Peninsula are helping farmers and buyers connect. Some of their work will soon be helping farmers in the Lower Peninsula, too.
How Michigan is meeting the increasing demand for locally grown food
By Anne Hamming
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Demand for food grown locally continues to rise. At the upcoming Pure Michigan Agribusiness Summit, buyers and sellers come together to meet that demand.
Heading home: For many who grew up on the farm, roots run deep
By Chris Killian
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Paul Pridgeon remembers graduating from Central Michigan University and asking himself the question that swirls in the minds of so many recent graduates: now what?
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Straight from the farmer’s mouth: Support local agriculture at Saturday’s Growers Fare
A culinary adventure: Blue Ribbon Farms carves out specialty niche with rabbits
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