Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • The sun was hot but a cool breeze mitigated some of its effect as we bent over the rows of reedy garlic plants. Rachelle, the owner of Earthkeeper Farm, a USDA Organic and Snail of Approval certified farm in Kent City, MI, had already gone through the rows and “forked” them, loosening the soil around […]

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  • Bees are an integral part of our food system. Yet, in recent years, disturbing things have happened to bees.  Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a mysterious disease that decimates entire hives, has become rampant in our bee populations. Scientists theorize that this is due to increased pesticide use, mono-cultures, and the way bees are treated in […]

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  • We are thrilled to announce the awardees for the Biodiversity Micro-Grants! Thanks to your support and donations to Slow Food West Michigan, we are able to locally fund this awesome program. Schuler Farms will be growing an heirloom variety of potato called Laratte French Fingerling. “This particular variety is rare and sought after by many […]

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