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Baxter Community Center launches Gardener's Guild film series

Baxter Community Center launches Gardener's Guild film series | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Baxter Community Center, 935 Baxter St SE, launches its Gardener's Guild series at 6 p.m. Tuesday April 16 with a free screening of award winning documentary, Soul Food Junkies. In this documentary...
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Leasing contract for Downtown Market amended

Leasing contract for Downtown Market amended | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Expect more announcements soon of tenants leasing space in the new Downtown Market because the market’s board and Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority made two amendments to their ground lease last week.
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8 Michigan breweries join national environmental group's clean water campaign

The Natural Resources Defense Council launched a "Brewers for Clean Water" pledge campaign.
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Artisan baker leaving Zingerman's to open 'Field & Fire' bakery at Grand Rapids' Downtown Market

Artisan baker leaving Zingerman's to open 'Field & Fire' bakery at Grand Rapids' Downtown Market | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
"What I'm hoping to do is bring the best bread I can bake to the area," said Kibler, whose addition to lineup at the $30 million Downtown Market was announced Tuesday, April 9.
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Urban coffee bar fosters appreciation of local, hand brewed coffee | The Rapidian

Urban coffee bar fosters appreciation of local, hand brewed coffee | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Coffee enthusiast, barista and owner Kyle Ripley of Clique Coffee Bar explains the independent, family run coffee shop.
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West Michigan Co-Op provides fresh, local food year-round

West Michigan Co-Op provides fresh, local food year-round | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The West Michigan Cooperative offers its members access to fresh, local food throughout the year and items can be conveniently ordered online.
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Grand Rapids' Fulton Street Farmers Market in full bloom with new year-round market building

Grand Rapids' Fulton Street Farmers Market in full bloom with new year-round market building | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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The Buzz: Siciliano's Market News & Notes: Bell's Oberon: A Symbol of Summer and So Much More

The Buzz: Siciliano's Market News & Notes: Bell's Oberon: A Symbol of Summer and So Much More | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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Beer industry contributed $2 billion to Michigan economy in 2012, says trade group study

Beer industry contributed $2 billion to Michigan economy in 2012, says trade group study | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Study commissioned by Beer Institute measured the three-tier system's impact on all states.
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Meijer expands Made in Michigan program with 55 new products

Meijer expands Made in Michigan program with 55 new products | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
See list of 55 products from around the state now in retailer's 102 Michigan stores.
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Cheap Eats: Saburba in Ada offers terrific eclectic menu, from ramen to doughnuts

Cheap Eats: Saburba in Ada offers terrific eclectic menu, from ramen to doughnuts | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The primarily takeout eatery offers sandwiches, soup, a full coffee bar and daily taco specials.
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Bartertown builds success on vegan offerings, local food, cooperative management | The Rapidian

Bartertown builds success on vegan offerings, local food, cooperative management | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Bartertown Diner's collective management style and advocacy of vegan and vegetarian cuisine provides an interesting look at the restaurant business.
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News of the possible coming of Trader Joe's, Whole Foods sparks lively discussion | The Rapidian

News of the possible coming of Trader Joe's, Whole Foods sparks lively discussion | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Owners of two Grand Rapids markets offer their views on Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, and what our community and local businesses need to thrive.
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30 Days of Michigan Wine – St. Julian Winery

30 Days of Michigan Wine – St. Julian Winery | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Being Michigan’s oldest and largest winery, St. Julian Winery definitely deserves some love during our 30 Days of Michigan Wine homage. St. Julian originally began as Meconi Wine Company in Windsor, Canada, founded by Mariano Meconi.
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New specialty internships to explore local breweries, farmers, creative class | The Rapidian

New specialty internships to explore local breweries, farmers, creative class | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Rapidian has developed new specialty internships that are available this summer and are open to the general public and students from all majors and colleges.
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'Aperitivo' will pair cheese and meats with the right beer or wine at the new Downtown Market

'Aperitivo' will pair cheese and meats with the right beer or wine at the new Downtown Market | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Downtown Market, at 435 Ionia Avenue SW, will be a perfect spot to pair their offerings of beer and wine with their selection of cheese, smoked meat and sausage, said Aperitivo owner Amy Ruis.
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Dining Out restaurant review: Crooked Goose in Walker

Dining Out restaurant review: Crooked Goose in Walker | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
We left The Crooked Goose highly satisfied with our food and notable service experience.
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I haven't been here in awhile . . . solid choice for pub food!

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Workshop scheduled to explain Michigan's 'cottage food' law

Workshop scheduled to explain Michigan's 'cottage food' law | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The workshop will include instructions on food safety practices and techniques. The session also will include tips on developing and maintaining a successful small business.
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Founders Brewing Company's latest growth plans include a "beer school" and expansive beer garden

Founders Brewing Company's latest growth plans include a "beer school" and expansive beer garden | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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Farmers optimistic for 2013 fruit crops | WOOD TV8

Farmers optimistic for 2013 fruit crops | WOOD TV8 | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Though a warmup is expected over the next week, West Michigan farmers are rooting for the cool to continue.
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Beer alert: Founders KBS bottles hit shelves today

Beer alert: Founders KBS bottles hit shelves today | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Brewery held release party at Grand Rapids taproom this weekend.
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call me crazy, but I get much more excited over KBS than Oberon!

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New Michigan Beer Cellar owner eager for brand expansion after buying brewery on Craigslist

New Michigan Beer Cellar owner eager for brand expansion after buying brewery on Craigslist | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Sale was 'great success' said former owner.
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Downtown Market kicks announcement of brewpub tenant back by several weeks

Downtown Market kicks announcement of brewpub tenant back by several weeks | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Officials had pegged March 18 as announcement date.
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Anna's House in Grand Rapids takes title of Michigan's Best Breakfast Joint

Anna's House in Grand Rapids takes title of Michigan's Best Breakfast Joint | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Rean Amato gets a visit from MLive to award Anna's House the win.
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The Buzz: Siciliano's Market News & Notes: New Beer Friday, Ides of March Edition

The Buzz: Siciliano's Market News & Notes: New Beer Friday, Ides of March Edition | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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