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Taste the Local Difference releases 2019 issue

HARRISVILLE, Mich. — For the third consecutive year Taste the Local Difference has released a Northern Michigan food guide to help you go directly from the farm to your table.

Dozens of people filled the Alcona Brew Haus Monday night to take part in the local food guides release party.

Taste the Local Difference was launched three years ago with the goal of highlighting locally grown and processed foods in an attempt to reach more tables.

The food guide is an 80 page magazine filled with recipes, stories of local farmers, and locations of stores and restaurants that source local foods.

Northeast Michigan Food Coordinator Molly Stepanski says that connecting local growers to local businesses is beneficial to all.

“So many locals growers and producers in this region that have amazing products,” says Stepanski. “And the idea that we have the opportunity to connect them with local business owners and get stuff more locally sources in restaurants and retail stores is phenomenal.”

To find locations where you can taste locally grown foods or purchase locally made products, head over to