Local http://wkar.org en New initiative aims to put more local food in hospitals, schools http://wkar.org/post/new-initiative-aims-put-more-local-food-hospitals-schools <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-3b67e91e-417a-0021-436b-5ece1c936562" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Michigan has long been proud of its diverse agricultural profile. Many growers are active in the “buy local” movement through farmers’ markets and food hubs. Now, MSU and the Ann Arbor-based <a href="http://www.ecocenter.org/">Ecology Center</a> are launching the Michigan Food to Institution Network. </span> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:54:16 +0000 Kevin Lavery 51848 at http://wkar.org New initiative aims to put more local food in hospitals, schools Current State #195 | November 5, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-195-november-5-2013 <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:18:22 +0000 Current State 44832 at http://wkar.org Michigan apple industry buoyed by hard cider demand http://wkar.org/post/michigan-apple-industry-buoyed-hard-cider-demand <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">According to market researcher <a href="http://clients1.ibisworld.com/">IBISWorld</a>, hard cider </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 17px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">sales have increased an average 27.5% annually during the last five years.</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:58:22 +0000 Current State 44838 at http://wkar.org Michigan apple industry buoyed by hard cider demand Food innovation district aims to boost Mid-Michigan agriculture http://wkar.org/post/food-innovation-district-aims-boost-mid-michigan-agriculture <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">The local food movement is a growing economic and cultural force in Michigan. &nbsp;We’ve had a number of <a href="http://wkar.org/search/google/local%20food?query=local%20food&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ajocmu5cvo_c&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=">conversations</a> on this program about efforts to build sustainable regional food systems, which go beyond farmers markets and food hubs. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-04c1-c2a2-44b3-474054ce2035"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Today, some local private businesses are joining MSU and state officials to announce the next step for mid-Michigan–the creation of a “<a href="http://foodsystems.msu.edu/activities/food-innovation-districts">food innovation district</a>”.&nbsp;Current State’s Kevin Lavery has the story.</span></span></p><div> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:12:34 +0000 Current State 44483 at http://wkar.org Food innovation district aims to boost Mid-Michigan agriculture Michigan food hubs seek to make local food more accessible http://wkar.org/post/michigan-food-hubs-seek-make-local-food-more-accessible <p></p><p></p><p>The locavore movement has taken off in the last five years at least. This notion that consuming food that is raised and grown close to where we live was even given a memorable <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAlWrT5P2VI">send-up</a> in the hit IFC comedy &quot;Portlandia.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Current State 43142 at http://wkar.org Michigan food hubs seek to make local food more accessible Local author explores relationships, dreams and goals with 'The Life List'. http://wkar.org/post/local-author-explores-relationships-dreams-and-goals-life-list <p>A new book by mid-Michigan author Lori Nelson Spielman is getting some buzz. "The Life List" is a novel that explores the relationship between a mother and daughter, and taps into the dreams and goals we have in our youth that somehow got lost with time. Spielman spoke with <em>WKAR's</em> Melissa Benmark about how her career as a homebound teacher started to lead her down the road to writing.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:00:37 +0000 Current State 40706 at http://wkar.org Local author explores relationships, dreams and goals with 'The Life List'. Radio Reader: March Update http://wkar.org/post/radio-reader-march-update <p>Dick Estell is reading <em>Don't Kill All the Lawyers</em>, by Jack McIntosh through March 27.</p><p><em>The Racketeer</em>, by John Grisham begins March 28.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:50:18 +0000 Jeanie Croope 32596 at http://wkar.org