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FARM TO FOLK: A GLIMPSE AT FOLK CAFE & MARKET’S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

FARM TO FOLK: A GLIMPSE AT FOLK CAFE & MARKET’S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

Folk’s story starts with the humble tomato. When Rohani Foulkes moved to Detroit in 2012, she tried to source a fresh, local tomato from a local grocery. As a native-born Australian, Foulkes was unaccustomed to the seasonal availability of Michigan’s produce and astonished by the lack of wholesome grocers downtown. This lead the classically trained chef and food educator to help develop the concept of The Farmer’s Hand, a farm stand providing locally sourced produce to Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood (and the precursor of sorts to what we now know as Folk Market and Café).

THE BEST PLACES FOR A VEGAN DINNER DATE IN METRO DETROIT

THE BEST PLACES FOR A VEGAN DINNER DATE IN METRO DETROIT

If you are anything like this vegan foodie, your date nights may have gone the way of the dodo over the last two years. We are so ready for some eating excursions with the hubs! We adore a nice Thai takeout and Netflix, maybe even more than the next guy, but sometimes takeout containers and lounge pants just don’t cut it.

WAYS TO CELEBRATE A VEGAN ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN MICHIGAN

WAYS TO CELEBRATE A VEGAN ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN MICHIGAN

Grab a pint of green beer and your favorite green sweater—after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, St. Patrick’s Day festivities are roaring back to life! While the holiday’s iconic food—corned beef—is far from vegan-friendly, there are plenty of Irish-inspired vegan eats to be found, activities to enjoy, and much more.

A VEGAN GUIDE TO LANSING

A VEGAN GUIDE TO LANSING

Thanks in part to its proximity to the educational behemoth, Lansing is home to an amazing diversity of cuisine and culture. Diners will be delighted to not only find greasy American favorites, but also a variety of cuisines from Turkish to Jamaican along with a focus on farm-to-table.

MICHIGAN’S FRUIT AND VEG U-PICK GUIDE

MICHIGAN’S FRUIT AND VEG U-PICK GUIDE

Apples, cherries, and raspberries, oh my! Michigan is ripe with an abundance of beautiful fruits and delicious veggies throughout the summer and fall. In fact, picking mounds of plump, juicy berries is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy! If you have ever wondered where to go and when then this Michigan u-pick guide has you covered!

NORTHERN MICHIGAN VEGAN GETAWAY

NORTHERN MICHIGAN VEGAN GETAWAY

Like many Michiganders, going up north evokes some of my fondest memories. The shimmering blue waters of Grand Traverse Bay, the sweeping green landscapes, and the sweet taste of fresh cherries are unforgettable. The trip provides the opportunity to unplug and truly get away without even leaving the state.

A VEGAN’S GUIDE TO ANN ARBOR, DEARBORN, AND DETROIT

A VEGAN’S GUIDE TO ANN ARBOR, DEARBORN, AND DETROIT

Metro Detroit is full of an overwhelming diversity of food, especially vegan food. In metro Detroit there are three cities that really stand out for their culinary endeavors – Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Detroit. This guide will explore great vegan food in each city as well as a few things to do in between meals. The hardest part is deciding where you’re going to eat first.

VEGAN GETAWAY TO WEST MICHIGAN

VEGAN GETAWAY TO WEST MICHIGAN

The west side of the state is full of enchanting small towns lined with charming shops and fresh produce stands with a lovely feeling in the air to slow down and enjoy the views of Lake Michigan. Over the last few years, it has also become increasingly easier for vegans to not only enjoy West Michigan’s beautiful environment but also, the food.