Think Globally, Eat Locally!

Michigan is the 2nd most agriculturally diverse state in the nation, and Traverse City and the surrounding area are a big part of that. The establishments we list here save the extra mile by focusing on local food & drink.


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Morel Dinner (and Hunt!) at Black Star Farms

by Emily Lechowicz Luck was on my side of the bay this…

Morel Love

Gorgeous video by Aaron Dennis of Traverse City's Stone Hut Studios from last year's morel season!
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Wild Food Wednesday: Morels

In the pantheon of wild foods in Northern Michigan, the morel certainly reigns supreme, drawing thousands into the woods & wilds to hunt for this elusive and delicious mushroom. Read on for all kinds of morel goodness including events, pics, videos, tips and a great recipe!

Wild Food Wednesday: Ramps or Wild Leeks

Whether you know them as ramps, wild leeks, spring onions or by their scientific name of Allium tricoccum, they are popping up in the woods right now, so we've put together a guide to harvesting and using these abundant harbingers of Spring.
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Epicure Catering Farm Visit: Boss Mouse Cheese

A farm visit to Boss Mouse Cheese in Kingsley featuring great photos of the process that makes this delicious cheese.
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BBQ Bash at Left Foot Charley next Thursday!

Next Thursday (January 22nd) from 5pm-9pm Left Foot Charley…
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Batali raves about Harvest

Congrats to Simon at Harvest on a king-sized shoutout from Mario…
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Perennial Polyculture Parade with Seth Bernard

The Grand Traverse Edible Trails Project invites you to join them this Sunday at 3 PM for the Public Perennial Polyculture Parade with Seth Bernard!
Pauls Paradise Cottages on Little Traverse Lake