Pizza Farm to School?

July 17, 2015 / All / Comments: 0

Let the American Heart Association take you on a visit to a pizza farm…and learn what you can do to make sure it’s not feeding your children.

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The Magic of Honey- a Favorite FarmRaiser Product

July 15, 2015 / All / Comments: 0

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.    –Albert Einstein

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Creating a Healthier America by Cooking at Home

July 10, 2015 / All, Family and Community Health / Comments: 0

Leah Lizarondo of The Brazen Kitchen recently gave a presentation at TEDxGrandviewAve addressing the continuously rising number of diet-related health issues plaguing our society, and how cooking more meals at home may be the key ingredient to reversing this trend.

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Dirt Made Your Lunch!

July 7, 2015 / All / Comments: 0

When you ate your last meal, did you stop to think about the huge role soil played in building the food on your plate? Just about everything we eat starts with plants, so the importance of soil in our food system cannot be understated. In fact, all land-based vegetation on our planet relies on soil to provide the water and nutrients necessary for sustenance and growth. In turn, we depend on healthy soil to produce the crops we require to feed our ever-growing population.

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Cherries Make a Great Summer Treat!

July 2, 2015 / All, Local Food and Amazing Products / Comments: 0

As many locavores might agree, living the seasons by what is seasonally available makes for a lot of excitement when the harvest of certain produce arrives. With cherries comes the knowledge that the heart of summer has arrived and plenty of pit spitting at the beach! Cherries have a short growing season with the peak of it falling at the height of summer.

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Why your Children Should Spend Time in a Garden

June 30, 2015 / All / Comments: 0

In recent years, schools across the country have been putting in school gardens and providing children with the opportunity to experience the joy of growing food.

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Tips for a Delicious Healthy Local 4th of July!

June 25, 2015 / All, Family and Community Health / Comments: 0

The 4th of July is a time to gather friends and family in celebration of our national history, enjoy the sun, and share food with your community. Holiday foods can often be heavy and rely on pre-made products, so we’ve created this short guide to help you build a healthier, locally focused meal!

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Don’t Miss the Remainder of Michigan Asparagus Season!

June 5, 2015 / All, Local Food and Amazing Products / Comments: 0

Asparagus officinallis is one of the first crops that sprouts every year and is prided for its distinct taste and texture. For those ingrained in a local Michigan diet, asparagus is the first sign of a diverse abundance of fresh produce returning to the market.

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5 Reasons to Love your Local Farmers Market

June 1, 2015 / All, Local Food and Amazing Products / Comments: 0

Doing a portion of your shopping at your local Farmers Market is an easy and enjoyable way to insure that you are eating with the seasons and supporting your local economy.

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Always Make Time for Family Dinners!

May 23, 2015 / All / Comments: 0

WHY FAMILY MEALS ARE IMPORTANT We all lead busy lives. Often times, our individual interests, goals, passions, and responsibilities pull us away from the people we care about. Therefore, it is essential that we all to take the time to slow down occasionally and re-engage with loved ones. Dinnertime provides a wonderful opportunity to take […]

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