Growers, processors and distributors


Cidermaker’s plan bears fruit

A few years ago, Dietrich Orchards owner Dan Dietrich ventured to New Hampshire to find some budwood for special types of apples.

Indian restaurant to close down

A longtime Grand Rapids restaurant is shutting its doors.

Company offers sustainable solution for food processing waste

A local company is harnessing innovative technology to reduce waste, nourish people and help the planet.

Detroit Wing Company to open second Grand Rapids location

A chicken wing franchise is expanding in Grand Rapids.

New law supports farmland preservation program

More West Michigan farmland owners may be able to benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act that was signed into law by President Joseph Biden in August.

Burger chain coming to Bridge Street

A “non la” is a conical leaf hat, an iconic image associated with Vietnam and probably the furthest image that comes to mind when one thinks of an American-style hamburger.

Michigan Chipotle store’s workers unionize, a 1st for chain

LANSING — Workers at a Chipotle store in Michigan have voted to unionize, becoming the first of the Mexican fast-food chain’s 3,000 locations to do so amid a broader unionization push across the country.

MSU’s Good Food Charter focuses on ‘local’

The Michigan Good Food Charter recently received an overhaul.

Potential 156% cost increase ruffles restaurant industry

“Be patient, there’s like 3 of us” reads the slogan on a T-shirt worn by a waiter at a popular East Grand Rapids eatery. The patio is full of patrons, but as the server’s uniform indicates, the staff are few and far between.

Baker College brings home national culinary awards

Several students and faculty members at Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan earned recognition from the American Culinary Federation at its 2022 National Convention in Las Vegas.  

Dante’s Bakery fires up authentic focaccia

Two brothers introduced an authentic Italian experience to West Michigan through a passion for baking.

Herbruck’s cuts ribbon on Pennsylvania location

A Michigan poultry ranch recently expanded into Pennsylvania.

Organization to distribute healthy food to migrant families in need

North Kent Connect (NKC) is working with Migrant Legal Aid to distribute fresh, healthy food to agricultural workers and their families in northern Kent County.

SpartanNash revamps Knapp’s Corner D&W

A grocery store at Knapp’s Corner has a fresh coat of paint and more local products.

Kalsec partners with biotechnology research company

A Kalamazoo food products company partnered with a Colorado biotechnology company to develop precision fermentation products.

Association celebrates Michigan Farmers Market Week

Farmers markets across Michigan will host special events and activities this week in honor of Michigan Farmers Market Week, taking place now through Aug. 13.

Paper users struggle with scarcity, higher prices

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” a quote attributed to Plato, found some meaning this summer when Doug Lee, owner of Jam’nBean Coffee in Cascade, ran out of paper bowls for ice cream.

Kellogg releases Q2 earnings snapshot

BATTLE CREEK — Kellogg Co. (K) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $326 million.

Farm ministry receives $45K grant

Two partner organizations received a grant to expand food equity.

King Milling undergoing $42M expansion

The oldest still operating business in Kent County is expanding to continue to serve existing and new customers.

Urban Mexican eatery opens in Wyoming

The mother of all tacos has arrived.

Baker College wins awards for culinary program

A Muskegon college received three awards this year from the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education. 

Whole Foods to celebrate grand opening

A supermarket chain soon will open its doors in Kentwood.

SpartanNash opens newly renovated HQ

A local grocery retailer recently updated and reopened its corporate headquarters.

Production resumes at troubled Abbott baby formula factory

Production of baby formula has resumed at the Abbott Nutrition factory in Michigan whose February shutdown over contamination contributed to a national shortage, a company spokesperson said.