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2012's weird weather delivers U-Pick blueberries early in Michigan

2012's weird weather delivers U-Pick blueberries early in Michigan | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Post Farms in Rockford began its U-Pick blueberry season early this year due to unusually hot weather in March.
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The Buzz: Siciliano's Market News & Notes: New Beer Friday - July 6 Edition

The Buzz: Siciliano's Market News & Notes: New Beer Friday - July 6 Edition | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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After earning 'Beer City USA' title, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell toasts new Beer City Pale Ale

After earning 'Beer City USA' title, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell toasts new Beer City Pale Ale | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell celebrated the city's status as "Beer City USA" Thursday at Harmony Brewing Co., 1551 Lake Dr.
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Thrifty in the Mitten: Tips for Making the Most of the Farmer's Market

Thrifty in the Mitten: Tips for Making the Most of the Farmer's Market | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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Food For Thought | Green Cuisine

Food For Thought | Green Cuisine | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it

Green Cuisine is Michigan’s first zero waste event and an expression of our mission to “raise awareness around just and sustainable food systems” and our best effort to promote the best in local food and sustainable business practices. Visitors will be able to meet and sample the works of local food and beverage artisans, tour Food For Thought’s organic farm and green buildings as well as socialize, learn and have fun in a beautiful setting. We also have a “green lifestyles” tent where you can learn about other green local products and services.

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Radix Tavern to focus on more than food | The Rapidian

Radix Tavern to focus on more than food | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Radix Tavern, a new restaurant that will specialize in traditional Southern style cooking, will open in Eastown on the site of the former Queen’s Pub.
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Celebrate summer - because you CAN!

Celebrate summer - because you CAN! | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it

Fair Food Matters is offering beginner and advanced canning classes in Kalamazoo.

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Bobby Flay's new show, '3 Days to Open,' to feature Grand Rapids restaurant

Bobby Flay's new show, '3 Days to Open,' to feature Grand Rapids restaurant | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The episode will debut on the Food Network later this month.

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New Eastown eatery will serve up all local, all the time | The Rapidian

New Eastown eatery will serve up all local, all the time | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it

Trillium Haven, a farm to table restaurant where they own both the farm AND the table!

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Feds OK help for Mich fruit growers | WOOD TV8

Feds OK help for Mich fruit growers | WOOD TV8 | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The federal government has approved financial support for Michigan fruit growers whose crops were hammered by bad spring weather.

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Soft Opening for Fish Monger's Wife's Market

Soft Opening for Fish Monger's Wife's Market | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it

What a great week to celebrate living, working and playing on the Lakeshore. To kick off the holiday week we are going to "soft open" the store Tuesday from 3-6 p.m.

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Beer or church? See what West Michigan tweets about more

Beer or church? See what West Michigan tweets about more | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Several West Michigan craft brewers also shared their thoughts with MLive.com on the website's findings.

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Dog days of summer: local hot dogs compared | The Rapidian

Dog days of summer: local hot dogs compared | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Looking for the perfect hot dog in the Grand Rapids area, I tried a host of options and learned there's more variety than I had imagined.

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25 Kitchen + Bar closes | WOOD TV8

25 Kitchen + Bar closes | WOOD TV8 | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The downtown Grand Rapids restaurant-bar that replaced the Margarita Grill on Ottawa Avenue is now closed.

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The 100 Mile Imagination: A Camping Weekend

The 100 Mile Imagination: A Camping Weekend | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it

Culture is Not Optional is offering a family conference August 9-12. A variety of workshops are offered including canning and gardening.

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Hot, dry weather hits farmers hard | WOOD TV8

Hot, dry weather hits farmers hard  | WOOD TV8 | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The heat wave poses another threat to farmers already hit hard by this year's March warm spell and subsequent freezes.

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In Season July 3, 2012 | The Rapidian

In Season July 3, 2012 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Come see what's at the farmers market this week! Tasty fruits, veggies, baked goods, meats and much more!
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You Are Here

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WMEAC is asking local residents to share with the campaign what they think makes West Michigan special in the form of photos, essays, poetry, video and art. Submissions made on youareheregr.com will be entered to win a You Are Here campaign T-shirt.

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ROWSTER owner steps in "Regular" direction | The Rapidian

ROWSTER owner steps in "Regular" direction | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Local coffee shop owner Kurt Stauffer shares his journey of learning, owning and simplifying coffee.

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See what changes Hopcat has in store for its second-annual Michigan craft-brew event Hoptoberfest

See what changes Hopcat has in store for its second-annual Michigan craft-brew event Hoptoberfest | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Tickets will go on sale soon for the second-annual festival.

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July: Blueberries - West Michigan Tourist Association

July: Blueberries - West Michigan Tourist Association | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
 

Neatly planted rows of red-branched blueberry bushes line the roads of southwest Michigan, and it’s no surprise.

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