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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).

VEGAN ROAD TRIP TO WINDSOR ONTARIO

VEGAN ROAD TRIP TO WINDSOR ONTARIO

A visit to Windsor not only offers a diverse vegan food scene but also 100 miles of gorgeous waterfront with great views of Detroit, plenty of outdoor adventure, and an interesting history of booze with Canada’s iconic Canadian Club Whisky. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s head across the border and see what we’ve been missing!

THE BEST VEGAN BRUNCH SPOTS IN METRO DETROIT

THE BEST VEGAN BRUNCH SPOTS IN METRO DETROIT

It’s tough to beat a tasty brunch, especially alfresco, as the summer sun starts to shine bright in metro Detroit. Whether you’re looking to soak up some of the previous night’s indulgences or simply enjoy effortless fare, brunch is sure to make any day more exceptional.

COME TO VEGFEST AND ENJOY A DAY IN DETROIT

COME TO VEGFEST AND ENJOY A DAY IN DETROIT

Join us for VegFest on Sunday, June 5th at Eastern Market in Detroit. VegFest is from 10 am to 4 pm but if you can, we suggest you spend some additional time in Detroit, exploring some of the other fun activities this city has to offer!

FARM TO FORK: A GLIMPSE AT SYLVAN TABLE’S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

FARM TO FORK: A GLIMPSE AT SYLVAN TABLE’S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

The Sustainability Series seeks to shed light on Michigan establishments that focus not only on providing authentic farm to table experiences, but those which also offer a holistic approach to sustainability throughout their restaurant practices. While not all restaurants featured in this series will be exclusively plant-based, we have chosen to feature them for their steadfast sustainability efforts and thoughtful plant-inclusive menus. 

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.

PLANT-BASED ST. PADDY’S EATS

PLANT-BASED ST. PADDY’S EATS

As the saying goes, everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Including vegans! So whether you have designs on hosting an all-out vegan shindig or just want to add some Emerald Isle flare to your night, we have you covered.

THE MAGICAL HEALING POWER OF PLANTS

THE MAGICAL HEALING POWER OF PLANTS

Plants possess so many different properties from being anti-inflammatory, having antioxidant potential, being immune-modulating, nutrient-dense, and all in all preventing disease. When most people think of eating plants, they simply associate them with fruits and vegetables. But plant-based foods stem beyond our well-known fruits and vegetables.

PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT FRESH THYME

PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT FRESH THYME

Looking for a grocer that brings together the best of your (potentially seasonal) farmer’s market with the ease and convenience of a local grocery? Fresh Thyme Market (recently rebranded from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market) might be just the ticket.

THE BEST PLANT-BASED FOODS AT TARGET

THE BEST PLANT-BASED FOODS AT TARGET

Target is a beacon for many a shopper. But Target for vegan food?! Admittedly, this has never been top of mind when we are heading out for groceries. But in our endless quest for the best vegan eats around, not to mention the thoroughness of our grocer series, we headed to our local Target to check out what lies beyond the blouses, blenders, and baby gifts.

PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT COSTCO

PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT COSTCO

Veg friends, let me start by saying simply this: my relationship with Costco is, well, fairly unique. Perhaps in part due to my bargain hunting drive and my keen interest in vegan finds, I have pledged allegiance and unrequited love to this big box store.

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!

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