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Morning Review: Thousands pack Indoor Market Hall for taste of grand opening

Morning Review: Thousands pack Indoor Market Hall for taste of grand opening | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Read stories from Monday.
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Looking forward to going when it's not such a zoo :-)

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Learn how to preserve your local goodness | The Rapidian

Learn how to preserve your local goodness | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Fall canning classes are being offered through The Canning Diva.
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Downtown Market's vendors get ready for next week's 'soft opening'

Downtown Market's vendors get ready for next week's 'soft opening' | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Indoor Market Hall, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, is the next big step in the creation of the $30 million market at 435 Ionia Avenue SW.
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Shop Seasonally: melons come to market | The Rapidian

Shop Seasonally: melons come to market | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Berries are back, with late raspberries and blackberries now available. Summer squash and zucchini are still abundant, as are tomatoes, including heirloom varieties.
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At The Market: Beekeepers, Asian-inspired chef series, and vegetable doll making at West Michigan markets

At The Market: Beekeepers, Asian-inspired chef series, and vegetable doll making at West Michigan markets | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Share your hometown market's events
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Michigan's first beer co-op to begin selling memberships | The Rapidian

Michigan's first beer co-op to begin selling memberships | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
After a long and, at times, tedious process, High Five Co-Op Brewery will begin to sell memberships on September 9.
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Restaurant Week Instagram contest offering up $500 in free food

Restaurant Week Instagram contest offering up $500 in free food | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
To enter the contest, participants must include the hashtag #MyRWGR in the Instagram photo caption.
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do you instagram? I'm just starting to get back into it. 

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Grandwich 2013: The Top 10 finalists revealed

Grandwich 2013: The Top 10 finalists revealed | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Finalists feature locally grown and made ingredients.
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Have you tried any of these?

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Local business owners to host culinary class featuring local beer | The Rapidian

Local business owners to host culinary class featuring local beer | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Experience Beer City, USA in whole new way; handcrafted education and fun.
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In Season: August 3, 2013 | The Rapidian

In Season: August 3, 2013 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Come check out what bounty the month of August has in store for you at Fulton Street this week!
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Learn more about the Downtown Market | The Rapidian

Learn more about the Downtown Market | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Local Feed on WYCE talks to Kayem Dunn about the new Market Hall building that is opening later this summer.
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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2013 unveils 30-plus cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2013 unveils 30-plus cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Public voting begins Aug. 1 for the Grand Cocktail contest as part of Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2013, which is Aug. 14-24.
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Shop seasonally: fickle for pickles | The Rapidian

Shop seasonally: fickle for pickles | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
With so much variety at the market, you'll find what you're looking for, whether it's fruit, veggies or an afternoon out.
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Now Fully Operational, Downtown Market Gears Up for Business

Now Fully Operational, Downtown Market Gears Up for Business | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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anyone been here yet?

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Join the conversation on urban food innovation | The Rapidian

Join the conversation on urban food innovation | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Lisa Rose Starner, author of "Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution" will be leading a community conversation on urban food innovation this Thursday at the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library...
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Cheap Eats: Five Guys Burgers and Fries offers mediocre, overpriced fast food

Cheap Eats: Five Guys Burgers and Fries offers mediocre, overpriced fast food | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The first location in the popular chain recently opened in Grandville.
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looks like one more chain I won't be visiting

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100% Homegrown program at Fulton Street Farmers Market celebrates 100% Farmer | The Rapidian

100% Homegrown program at Fulton Street Farmers Market celebrates 100% Farmer | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Founded in 2010, the "100% Homegrown" program is the first to certify and recognize farmers that sell only what they grow themselves.
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Follow the 'Farm to Fork Tour' to get a feel for Restaurant Week menus

Follow the 'Farm to Fork Tour' to get a feel for Restaurant Week menus | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Eating freshly picked sorrel and green beans to chasing chickens all part of a summer day on the farms.
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Founders Brewing Co., Bell's Brewery rank among Top 15 best craft breweries in America

Founders Brewing Co., Bell's Brewery rank among Top 15 best craft breweries in America | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Founders Brewing Co. and Bell's Brewery Inc. were ranked the No. 4 and No. 8 best breweries in America, according to a recent ranking.
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duh!

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Grand Rapids Restaurant Week features farm fresh ingredients for restaurants, foodies

Grand Rapids Restaurant Week features farm fresh ingredients for restaurants, foodies | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Five fresh examples of the summertime harvest of West Michigan.
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In Season: August 10, 2013 | The Rapidian

In Season: August 10, 2013 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Your favorite peak season produce is waiting for you! Come see what August has to offer!
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G-Sync: Palette Pleasures

G-Sync: Palette Pleasures | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Wendy Leep Hammond's insight:

which restaurant week locations are you looking forward to trying?

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Shop Seasonally: did someone say sweet corn? | The Rapidian

Shop Seasonally: did someone say sweet corn? | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Old favorites begin to make an appearance with the arrival of eggplant, peppers and sweet corn.
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Local brewers create tree-inspired beers for Cheers Beer City | The Rapidian

Local brewers create tree-inspired beers for Cheers Beer City | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Through the week of August 4 to 10, every a dollar from every pint purchased will be placed in the Tree Bank to purchase an official brewer’s grove within the city limits.
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After more than 60 years growing, Lindberg Blueberries stays sweet | The Rapidian

After more than 60 years growing, Lindberg Blueberries stays sweet | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Lindberg family centennial farm in Coopersville continues to produce a "good quality berry," growing for the local community.
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