Items Tagged with 'Local First'


Event gathers foodies at iconic location

August 21, 2015
A historic location will be the setting for a gathering of some of the lakeshore’s best food and beverage providers. Read More

Party hits the streets this weekend

July 30, 2015
The second annual event celebrating local businesses, talent and community is setting up shop this weekend along the lakeshore. Read More

Local First produces Street Party

June 5, 2015
Local First is throwing a blow-out block party downtown on Saturday. Read More

Local First produces INsight for entrepreneurs

March 23, 2015
Local First’s INsight Conference is back. Read More

Local First hosts luncheon with farm-to-table pioneer

February 11, 2015
The term farm to table didn’t even exist when local food movement pioneer Judy Wicks opened the White Dog Café in Philadelphia in 1983. Read More

Q&A: Elissa Hillary

February 9, 2015
Since 2007, Elissa Hillary has served as the executive director of Local First, an entrepreneurial nonprofit working to build a sustainable West Michigan economy. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 28, 2015
Local First has named the winners of its LocalMotion Awards. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion nominees — and one winner

January 14, 2015
Local First has named the nominees for this year’s LocalMotion Awards — and one winner before the event later this month. Read More

Nonprofit wins federal grant for farm-to-table work

December 19, 2014
A nonprofit has won a federal grant to help expand community supported agriculture in the region. Read More

Fork Fest spotlights 'agricultural abundance'

October 21, 2014
Local First’s Fork Fest will support a sustainable community this week by introducing food lovers to many locally sourced restaurants and encouraging them to shift their dollars to those establishments. Read More