Taste the Local Difference: Four Food Finds for June with Tricia Phelps

Northern Michigan is known for its unique foods, events, and partnerships.   That’s why Taste the Local Difference food marketing based in Traverse City, is highlighting its Four Food Finds forFour Food Finds June from locally grown radishes to a unique coffee being brewed in Marquette and even a partnership with a biking event in metro Detroit.

CEO of Taste the Local Difference, Tricia Phelps gives us her top Four Food Finds and how to connect with the farmers and events.

1 – What’s in Season: Radishes. They are one of the first bright pops of color harvested at the farm, and it is easy to continue to replant and grow in the field throughout the season because they can mature to size in as little as 3 weeks. They are delicious eaten raw, cooked or pickled. Find recipes and more on the blog!

2 – It’s so hot, and I think it’s time we all went to the Empire to get a chocolate shake or fudgesicle from Grocer’s Daughter. As always they are incredible and the fudgesicles can be found with lots of flavors (including a banana!) covered in milk or dark chocolate.  

3 – You have to try: Velodrome Instant Coffee, out of Marquette – it is perfect for backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains or any of the beautiful forests and trails throughout the state. Their one-speed, three-speed or ten-speed varieties make it easy to pick a profile that everyone from the common coffee drinker to the coffee nerd will love. 

4 – Explore Local Food in Detroit by bike, we teamed up with MOGO the bike share program in downtown Detroit to create a tour that takes you to some of Detroit’s greatest eateries. The route runs from West Village to Midtown and includes stops at nationally recognized cookbook authors, James Beard award nominees, and pillars of the Detroit food scene.

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