Taste the Local Difference: March Four Food Finds with Tricia Phelps

Spring is right around the corner and what better way to ring in a new season than with talking about fresh vegetables and fruits.  For March’s ‘Four Food Finds’ we chat with Tricia Phelps, CEO ofEn Desk Home Taste the Local Difference, a marketing agency.

We talk everything from the United Nations recognizing 2021 as the year of vegetables and fruits, local micro-greens being a hot commodity, and recognizing a northern Michigan cherry farm for their products.  Plus, Tricia tells us how to jump on the Taste the Local Difference 2021 Food Guide.

 

What’s in Season? Microgreens

 

Jam-packed with flavor and nutrition. They contain nutrients at a concentrated level, which means more vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant levels then mature greens like kale and arugula. They’re great for incorporating greens into almost any dish, spicy greens are some of my favorite toppers for eggs on toast or veggie tacos.

 

Did you know: The UN named this the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

 

The campaign has several key objectives from reducing food waste and improving farmers’ quality of life to simply encouraging eaters to enjoy more fruits and veggies. With March being National Nutrition Month as well, I’d say there is no better time to develop your curiosity around the food you eat and where it comes from. Link to blog for recipes and nutrition tips. 

Have you Tried: King Orchards Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate 

It’s a great natural post-workout drink, the antioxidants and nutrients in the concentrate are known to help with muscle recovery, joint pain and also contains natural melatonin which can help with healthy sleep cycles. Add it to a cold glass of water or your favorite smoothie to gain all of the benefits of this super fruit grown here in northern Michigan. 

 

Pre-Order your Local Food Guide www.localdifference.org/getyourguide.

 

We just released the cover of our 2021 Local Food Guide that will go to print in early May. If you want to get your hands on this resource for all the great local farms, food, and drink in the state of Michigan pre-order today and have it sent to your door. 

For more details about Taste the Local Difference and to connect with Tricia Phelps, click here.

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