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Be a hero. Fight hunger. | The Rapidian

Be a hero. Fight hunger. | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
A band of one thousand heroes will come together this May to take a stand against hunger in the 36th Annual Access Hunger Walk.
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Unruly Brewing to open community brewery in downtown Muskegon, aims to make city a beer destination

Unruly Brewing to open community brewery in downtown Muskegon, aims to make city a beer destination | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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Fulton Street Farmers Market in Grand Rapids seeks concession sellers

Fulton Street Farmers Market in Grand Rapids seeks concession sellers | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Proposals from hot food vendors are being taken through Friday, March 1.
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what vendors would you like to see at the market?

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Grand Rapids-area readers, where can I find West Michigan's Best Breakfast?

Grand Rapids-area readers, where can I find West Michigan's Best Breakfast? | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
From breakfast burritos to biscuits and gravy, where is West Michigan's Best Breakfast?
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Great Beer State 2013

Great Beer State 2013 | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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Online magazine about Michigan beer - great Beer Week reading!

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The Buzz: Siciliano's Market News & Notes: Is Craft Beer a Social Movement?

The Buzz: Siciliano's Market News & Notes: Is Craft Beer a Social Movement? | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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New Holland Brewing Co. snags Livery partner as head brewer on experimental pub system

New Holland Brewing Co. snags Livery partner as head brewer on experimental pub system | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Steve Berthel has been brewing in Michigan since 1997.
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Catalyst Radio: Taste of Soul a cultural experience at downtown library Sunday | The Rapidian

Catalyst Radio: Taste of Soul a cultural experience at downtown library Sunday | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Food and music are just part of the features of GRPL’s event celebrating African American History Month.
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Michigan Winter Beer Festival spurs lead-up events GR Beer Week and Cool Brews, Hot Eats

Michigan Winter Beer Festival spurs lead-up events GR Beer Week and Cool Brews, Hot Eats | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Craft beers in West Michigan have never been hotter.
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Founders pizza bread makes New York magazine's list of tops in the nation

Founders pizza bread makes New York magazine's list of tops in the nation | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Where do you go for the best pizza in West Michigan?
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I have't been to Founders in awhile. Might have to try the pizza!

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Family-friendly fishing website coming to DNR

The family-friendly fishing project was conceived of under former DNR director Rodney Stokes, who looked for ways to get the public more involved outdoors and stressed the need for the agency to be more user-friendly.
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Love this! I grew up on beer battered bluegills : -)

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Forest Hills graduate raised more than $14,000 for beer-centric card game on Kickstarter

Forest Hills graduate raised more than $14,000 for beer-centric card game on Kickstarter | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
First copies of Pint Craft game starts shipping next month.
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fun!

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Cheap Eats (and beers): Mitten Brewing Co. offers excellent pizzas to go with its microbrews

Cheap Eats (and beers): Mitten Brewing Co. offers excellent pizzas to go with its microbrews | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The brewpub rotates beers in and out of its menu regularly.
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Panel discussion focuses on community gardening in Grand Rapids | The Rapidian

Panel discussion focuses on community gardening in Grand Rapids | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Community conversation followed the screening of "Urban Roots," a WMEAC FIlm Series feature on urban farming in Detroit.
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Meijer to sell tomatoes grown in Michigan greenhouse year-around

Meijer to sell tomatoes grown in Michigan greenhouse year-around | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
State-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse in Coldwater to grow Meijer tomatoes year-around
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Amid craft beer boom, Michigan hops farmers organizing to boost cultivation of key crop

Amid craft beer boom, Michigan hops farmers organizing to boost cultivation of key crop | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
New cooperative forming with help of $20,000 state grant landed by the Right Place economic development agency in Grand Rapids.
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Winter Beer Festival survival guide: 6 tips to make the most of the outdoor event

Winter Beer Festival survival guide: 6 tips to make the most of the outdoor event | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
If you're going, I hope you've got some toasty long underwear.
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any tips for Winter Beer Fest?

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Bell's Brewery remains 'fiercely independent' after resolving shareholder issues, plans to invest $15 million in 2013

Bell's Brewery remains 'fiercely independent' after resolving shareholder issues, plans to invest $15 million in 2013 | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
"Bell's remains fiercely independent," Bell's Brewery Inc. President Larry Bell said.
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Story Cafe to include free samples, live music, storytelling in grand opening | The Rapidian

Story Cafe to include free samples, live music, storytelling in grand opening | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Billy and Marcia Angel of Story Cafe bring local pastries and Playback Theatre to the northwest side of Grand Rapids. Their Grand Opening is set for Saturday, Feb. 16.
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Holland planners OK New Holland Brewing's $1M expansion

Holland planners OK New Holland Brewing's $1M expansion | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Assistant City Manager Greg Robinson called the intersection of Eighth Street and College Avenue, where the brewery is located, “one of the most vibrant corners in the city.”
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New Holland Brewing Co. to embark on $1 million overhaul of popular downtown pub

New Holland Brewing Co. to embark on $1 million overhaul of popular downtown pub | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
“We’re basically building the kitchen that will take care of us for the next 20 years," says brewpub manager.
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Love New Holland :-)

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Cruising the Seed Catalog - What's Good and What's Easy

Cruising the Seed Catalog - What's Good and What's Easy | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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upcoming class at GRCC

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HopCat, Brewery Vivant and Grand Rapids Brewing Co. team up for special Ménage à Trois brews, dinner event

A limited number of tickets to the strolling dinner go on sale soon.
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The beers are available today according to MLive. 

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Grand Rapids Brewing Co: great beer, mediocre food | The Rapidian

Grand Rapids Brewing Co: great beer, mediocre food | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Grand Rapids Brewing Co. has a fantastic setting and great beers. But noise, a ridiculous wait, and a strange distrust of vegetables spoil a dining experience.
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