Food Service & Agriculture

Growers, processors and distributors


Barbecue restaurant opens downtown

May 26, 2015
There may be no better time to open a new barbecue restaurant than Memorial Day weekend. Read More

Guild publishes annual beer magazine

May 22, 2015
Keeping track of the growing number of Michigan breweries is much easier this week. Read More

Ohio food service distributor enters market

May 20, 2015
An Ohio distributor of food and supplies to more than 800 fast food and casual-dining chain restaurants has entered the market by securing a distribution building that it expects will create 100 jobs. Read More

Downtown farmers market opens for summer

May 20, 2015
The farmers market at the Downtown Market is opening on Saturday. Read More

Dairy farm reaches settlement in wrongful death suit

May 19, 2015
| By AP
A settlement has been reached in a federal wrongful death lawsuit by the family of one of two young people who died at a dairy farm in the region. Read More

Cider maker has room to grow

May 15, 2015
Paul Vander Heide sees a big, bright future for Vander Mill Cider. Read More

Something new brewing in coffee industry

It involves nitro brews, Central American farms and a Dirt-to-Dirt program.

May 15, 2015
Until late 2013, Direct Trade Coffee Club was a nomad. Read More

Inside Track: A career fueled by curiosity

Long-time chef Steve Stallard is creating and developing food products for his BliS Gourmet company that nobody else has even thought of.

May 15, 2015
Steve Stallard likens the culinary industry to the National Football League: Plenty of people get there, but few actually make it big. Read More

Ice cream brand partners on snack line

May 15, 2015
An ice cream favorite is now available in trail mix form, thanks to a partnership between a pair of food companies. Read More

Upscale Latin restaurant moves into downtown

May 14, 2015
The smells of Latin foods will soon be filling the air of a downtown space fondly remembered for its hot dogs. Read More