Taste the Local Difference has issued a challenge to spend $10/week on local food. That’s not so hard, and by signing up you get a great bumper sticker stating your conviction. I’m considering anything grown or produced in Michigan to be “local”. This definition fits in well when shopping at Save-A-Lot. So much of the produce they sell is grown in our state. I thank the manager for supporting our state every time I shop. The manager probably thinks I’m a dingbat who doesn’t remember the other times I’ve thanked him. Oh, I remember. I just want him to know it is appreciated.
There was another “gee whiz” moment when I found I can shop at the local farmer’s market online. Kinda like Amazon meets the Farmer’s Market. Farmers place their inventory on the site and customers place their orders and pay online. Orders are picked up on Saturday at the Frankfort Farmer’s Market. The site is called Local Orbit and it serves the Benzie County and Ann Arbor areas of Michigan and Brooklyn, NY with plans to expand to other areas. It is up to you to request the service for your area if you’d like this convenience.