Food

Across Michigan, farmers markets are opening. In downtown Jackson, they offer convenience and community.


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A loan fund designed to boost access to healthy food in underserved Michigan communities has made more than $10 million in investments.

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Thousands of children in Flint are presumed to receive additional money for nutritional foods that can limit lead exposure effects.

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St. Patrick's Day usually means corned beef and cabbage- unless you're fasting because it's Lent. This is the first time since 2006 the Irish holiday has fallen on a Friday during the Easter season, but some parishes are getting a dispensation.


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In 2016, Michigan landfills took in more than 49 million cubic yards of solid waste. Some of that total included food particles that were thrown out by restaurants and food processing facilities.  

The city of Lansing is trying to reduce that environmental impact with a pilot program known as “Scraps to Soil.”


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After 40 years in business, the East Lansing Food Co-Op is closing its doors.  The customer-owned enterprise is losing money to bigger competitors.  But the little store is hoping for a big comeback someday. 


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Several Lansing-area restaurants have closed in recent weeks. We talk with Allan Ross of the Lansing City Pulse about the new restaurants that are joining Lansing’s dining scene.


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With Thanksgiving marking the start of the traditional holiday season, we’re entering the peak time for charitable giving. 


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Thanksgiving is a time to watch football, hang out with family, and of course enjoy that one favorite dish you look forward to all year long.


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We talk with MSU culinary services corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski about your Thanksgiving feast while you still have a couple of days to get ready for Thursday.


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Current State talks with general manager Emily Gray of Gracie's Contemporary Bistro in Williamston, which has undergone a recent transformation.


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It’s November already, and many of us are starting to think about Thanksgiving. It’s also the time of year when people think about donating to local food banks. One of mid-Michigan’s largest operations is trying new ways of targeting food to those most in need. We talk with Joe Wald of the Greater Lansing Food Bank.


Saturday Night Cooks

Oct 3, 2016
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Sat. Oct. 8 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | New to Saturday nights following Antiques Roadshow, it's a trio of foodie favorites.

Tailgating: not just hot dogs and hamburgers any more

Sep 20, 2016
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We talk with MSU corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski about football season tailgating.


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You may recognize him from cooking on TV with Gordon Ramsey. Jared Bobkin chats with Brooke Allen about being a TV celebrity and shares a recipe, too.


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