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Propaganda Doughnuts opens for business | The Rapidian

Propaganda Doughnuts opens for business | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
After a longer than anticipated wait, Propaganda Doughnuts finally opens doors to offer classic French patisserie doughnuts on South Division.
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What's On Tap: December 19-25 | The Rapidian

What's On Tap: December 19-25 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Visit your local breweries this week and celebrate. Brewery anniversaries, holidays and life... Do you really need an excuse?
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What's On Tap: December 19-25 | The Rapidian

What's On Tap: December 19-25 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Visit your local breweries this week and celebrate. Brewery anniversaries, holidays and life... Do you really need an excuse?
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What's On Tap: December 12-18 | The Rapidian

What's On Tap: December 12-18 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Your local breweries are not only excellent providers of high quality refreshments, they're also hosting a lot of great events this week. Stop by your favorites and support local beer and culture.
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Top 10 US travel destinations for 2014 - Lonely Planet

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2014 - Lonely Planet | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Read Top 10 US travel destinations for 2014 by Lonely Planet
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In Season: December 7, 2013 | The Rapidian

In Season: December 7, 2013 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
listing of foods prepared or grown locally ready for you.
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Farm Bureau delegates will discuss their fears about urban farming at annual meeting in Grand Rapids

Farm Bureau delegates will discuss their fears about urban farming at annual meeting in Grand Rapids | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The nearly 500 delegates from 67 counties who will gather here starting Tuesday, Dec. 3, are not afraid urban farmers will take customers away from traditional farmers.
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Country Winds Farm houses happy goats, milk that heals | The Rapidian

Country Winds Farm houses happy goats, milk that heals | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
After owner-farmer Mary Windemuller was diagnosed with cancer,she maintians drinking pastured goat milk helped cure her disease. Now Country Winds Farm makes their healing goat milk and other products available at the farm and The Downtown Market.
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glad to see they are still doing well!

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HopCat hype proves true on most counts | The Rapidian

HopCat hype proves true on most counts | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
I've visited the world-famous brewpub on a number of occasions and have generally been satisfied with my experience. This time I visited HopCat with a critical tongue, questioning the build-up surrounding the beer, the ambiance...
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Osgood Brewing Co. brings first craft brewery, gourmet pizzeria to Grandville | The Rapidian

Osgood Brewing Co. brings first craft brewery, gourmet pizzeria to Grandville | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Grandville High School teacher and owner of Osgood Brewing Company, Ron Denning would like to enhance the atmosphere of downtown Grandville.
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Gravel Bottom Brewery opens in Ada with five craft brews on tap, brewing supply store next door

Gravel Bottom Brewery opens in Ada with five craft brews on tap, brewing supply store next door | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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OKT offers free History of Food Class | The Rapidian

OKT offers free History of Food Class | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Throughout history, food production has been a key component of how members of a society organize themselves and express their different cultural norms and identities.
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Perrin Brewing Company pursues core goals through simplicity and innovation | The Rapidian

Perrin Brewing Company pursues core goals through simplicity and innovation | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Comstock Park brewery aims to turn ordinary practices on their heads for an innovative approach to the brewing business.
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Manna Café to offer locally sourced foods, Christian compassion

Manna Café to offer locally sourced foods, Christian compassion | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Former Amway executive and his wife open eatery in Ada Township on Christmas Eve.
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Local kombucha brewer stocks shelves in GR | The Rapidian

Local kombucha brewer stocks shelves in GR | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Emily Helmus, owner of Bloom Ferments, has recently started selling her fermented teas to local vendors.
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Grand Rapids Brewing Company strives to maintain organic, local focus in spite of challenging obstacles | The Rapidian

Grand Rapids Brewing Company strives to maintain organic, local focus in spite of challenging obstacles | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
A year after their downtown location opened, the brewery continues to promote local food, beer and history.
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What's On Tap: December 5-11 | The Rapidian

What's On Tap: December 5-11 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Visit your local breweries this week to have a cold one and discover some new music.
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In Season: November 30, 2013 | The Rapidian

In Season: November 30, 2013 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.
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Michigan's Best Pizza: Our Top 10 revealed!

Michigan's Best Pizza: Our Top 10 revealed! | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Michigan's Best Pizza: After sampling pizzas at 33 restaurants around the state of Michigan, we have selected our Top 10.
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Founders to kick off 10th annual harvest party | The Rapidian

Founders to kick off 10th annual harvest party | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
This saturday Founders Brewery celebrates the 10th annual harvest party with a special new ale and live bands in the evening.
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What's On Tap: October 3-9 | The Rapidian

What's On Tap: October 3-9 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Welcome in stout season at your local breweries. Check out the lists of drafts and taproom events to get an idea of where to go during the next week.
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