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Growers’ Fare to connect farmers and consumers

Growers’ Fare to connect farmers and consumers

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3/11/15
Eat Local, Food, Sustainable Business, Local Business

Local First is preparing to host its first Growers' Fare at Downtown Market.

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The Charm of Community Supported Agriculture

The Charm of Community Supported Agriculture

Allysa Metzner
2/25/15
Eat Local, Food

An inside look at Community Supported Agriculture and why you should do it.

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Your Guide to Keeping Valentine’s Day local

Your Guide to Keeping Valentine’s Day local

Allysa Metzner
2/11/15
Local Business, Food, Eat Local, Holiday

A guide to a local treats for Valentine's Day

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Local First hosts luncheon with farm-to-table pioneer

Local First hosts luncheon with farm-to-table pioneer

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2/11/15
Food, Eat Local, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Business

Wicks said initially she saw what she was doing as giving her a competitive edge, but eventually she realized if she really cared about the reasons behind what she was doing, she needed to share with her competitors.

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Eating our way towards climate change

Eating our way towards climate change

Elissa Hillary
2/9/15
Food, Eat Local, Sustainable Business

A "crash course" on photosynthesis and the ways sustainable agriculture and the local food movement mitigates climate change.

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Local First gets $94,000 federal grant to promote West Michigan CSAs

Local First gets $94,000 federal grant to promote West Michigan CSAs

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12/17/14
Local Business, Eat Local

West Michigan community supported agriculture (CSAs) groups got a boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently via a two-year $94,000 grant to Local First Educational Foundation, the West Michigan Growers Group (WMGG) and Michigan State University (MSU) Extension.

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