December eatdrinkTC winner: Cutest Carrot by jmgegel

Cutest Carrot by jmgegel

Jessica Gegel is the winner of our December #eatdrinkTC photo contest. She says that she found these cute little carrots in her 9 Bean Rows CSA share and just couldn’t throw them in the oven with the others!

Jessica PackageJessica posted this pic and wrote:

Super fun package waiting for me when I got home from work tonight. Thank you to @eatdrinktc, Traverse Gourmet, and everyone who voted in the photo contest! So excited for the goodies in this cute little bag 🙂

The basket is packed with locally produced yumminess – Great Lakes Tortilla Chips, Food For Thought Organic Salsa Virtuosa, Brownwood Farms Famous Kream Mustard, a Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Blue Bar, Higher Grounds Trading Organic Funky Mamacita and Sleeping Bear Farms Star Thistle Honey.


This month Higher Grounds Trading Company, one of eatdrinkTC’s original sponsors, is offering a Fair Trade gift pack featuring their new Michigan BOLD &  Michigan STRONG blends. These are two of their “Coffees for Change” blends. Each bag of Michigan BOLD gives $5 to the Michigan Land Use Institute and each of Michigan STRONG gives $5 to the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center who are working to end child sexual abuse in Michigan.

The prize is rounded out with an insulated “Live Bold” Klean Kanteen travel cup – perfect to keep your brew hot & tasty and there’s also a bottle of Extra Virgin Palestinian Olive Oil from Canaan Fair Trade. Canaan is a mission-based Palestinian fair trade company that seeks to empower small & marginalized Palestinian producer communities caught in the midst of conflict through organic agricultural production & fair trade!