Join our partner Oryana Community Co-op for their fourth annual Farm Tour on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1-4 p.m. at Idyll Farms, 10901 E Peterson Park Rd, in Northport. Get a first hand look at where Oryana gets some of the delicious, local goat cheese you’ve come to know and love.
Jess Piskor, who turns 35 on Dec. 30, is now a leader among northern Michigan’s young farmers -who play an important role in northern Michigan’s local food-based and restaurant economy. The Traverse City region of today is celebrated for its beaches and breweries, but just as much for its classy restaurants and vibrant farmers markets.
Janis Groomes, food service director at Northport Public Schools, knows the power of school gardens to get kids interested in eating fruits and vegetables, even ones that are unusual.
There’s a brand-new wind turbine spinning in Leelanau County. The sparkling white machine high on a hill near Northport may be Michigan’s first-ever “community renewable energy” project, and it offers a fresh spin on Proposal 3, which requires 25 percent renewables for Michigan by 2025.
Schools throughout northwest Lower Michigan are cooking up locally grown food for lunch this October and celebrating the second annual National Farm to School Month.