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Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Information and inspiration on gardening with answers to questions about lawns, landscapes, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and flowers, organic gardens, compost, urban, soil, design, roses, tomato, how to grow in containers.
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Craft breweries barrel along in West Michigan, but could they overindulge on growth? | Crain's Detroit Business

Craft breweries barrel along in West Michigan, but could they overindulge on growth? | Crain's Detroit Business | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Jeff and Bonnie Steinman are literally betting the farm on West Michigan's growing craft brewing industry.
The Barry County couple spent several years experimenting before launching Hop Head Farms LLC this summer.
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New Downtown Market takes shape, will change the way we look at food, says leader

New Downtown Market takes shape, will change the way we look at food, says leader | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The new market, which will include rooftop greenhouses to its first-in-the-nation children’s kitchen, will have a “regional impact on food systems,” said Kayem Dunn, vice chair of the DDA’s Downtown Market board.
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Online petitioners urge downtown Panera boycott, seek to 'stop the eviction of Skywalk Deli'

Online petitioners urge downtown Panera boycott, seek to 'stop the eviction of Skywalk Deli' | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Popular deli owner says new landlords forcing him out in favor of a Panera Bread.
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Mario Batali Recipes and Michigan Inspired Dishes | Pure Michigan

Mario Batali introduces his own Michigan inspired recipes, and provides summer cooking tips along the way. Watch and listen as Mario creates dishes inspired ...
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John Serba's chronology of 'Star Wars' night at Brewery Vivant: Boba Fett + beer = bliss

John Serba's chronology of 'Star Wars' night at Brewery Vivant: Boba Fett + beer = bliss | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The brewery screened the original trilogy, held a costume contest and served "Star Wars" themed food Monday night.
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Kombucha Brewers Meeting

Kombucha Brewers Meeting | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it

Local folks who like to brew kombucha will be meeting to discuss home brew methods including continuous brewing and adding flavor.

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Grandwich :: Sandwich Crawl

Grandwich :: Sandwich Crawl | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it

Several participating Grandwich locations will offer their signature sandwiches in sample size for $5. This is a great opportunity to try several sandwiches in one evening.

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Finding vegan food gets easier | The Rapidian

Finding vegan food gets easier | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Vegan Grand Rapids offers a guide for vegan dining.
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Rapidian food reporter to judge in Grandwich competition | The Rapidian

Rapidian food reporter to judge in Grandwich competition | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Chris Freeman's series of Grandwich review videos caught the attention of the competition organizers, and he will be one of three judges on August 17.
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Perrin Brewing Co. lands Nate Walser, former Founders head brewer who developed KBS

Perrin Brewing Co. lands Nate Walser, former Founders head brewer who developed KBS | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Walser brewed for Founders from 2001 to 2005.
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Tweet Up: Join Todd Chance tonight for another sampling of Grand Cocktail Contest

Tweet Up: Join Todd Chance tonight for another sampling of Grand Cocktail Contest | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Meet the mixologists, try the merchandise.
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Fulton Street Farmers' Market to host celebration of Double Up Food Bucks program

Fulton Street Farmers' Market to host celebration of Double Up Food Bucks program | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
An event is planned 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the market, 1147 E. Fulton St. in Grand Rapids.
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Grandwich update: What 'wich is leading in votes, where 'sandwich crawl' will take place

Grandwich update: What 'wich is leading in votes, where 'sandwich crawl' will take place | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Skywalk Deli's entry is among the top vote-getters so far.
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El Granjero, Maggie's Kitchen highlight Bridge Street Mexican cuisine | The Rapidian

El Granjero, Maggie's Kitchen highlight Bridge Street Mexican cuisine | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
In this Bridge Street Mexican food tasting experiment, the cuisine at Maggie’s Kitchen and El Granjero proves worthy, while the cuisine at Little Mexico Cafe gets into a hairy situation.
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Logan's Alley adds cask engine to their lineup | The Rapidian

Logan's Alley adds cask engine to their lineup | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Michigan Street bar, Logan’s Alley, adds a cask engine to their already vast selection of bottled and draft beer.
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Brewery Vivant hosts all-day Star Wars event | The Rapidian

Brewery Vivant hosts all-day Star Wars event | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Brewery Vivant will host a Star Wars event on Monday August 6, with games, contests and beer.
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